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Accents to end the year with awards ceremony, spring concert

Accents to end the year with awards ceremony, spring concert

Alina Yu

April 15, 2019

After a successful competition season, Accents will begin to rehearse for their spring choir concert on May 16. However, first, they will attend the annual choir program awards ceremony on May 5 at 6 p.m. Accent and junior Chloe Eades said, “I am looking forward to seeing what all of the seniors are...

Choirs finish auditions, begin competition season, prepare for the choral showcase

Choirs finish auditions, begin competition season, prepare for the choral showcase

Josie Cruzan

February 27, 2019

Choir auditions, which began on Jan. 10, ended with the first round of dance auditions on Feb. 19 for students who wish to join one of the schools show-choirs. Director of choirs Katherine Kouns said, “This audition group looks about the same so far. It’s about the same number as in previous years, ...

Accents move to next competition after successful first competition weekend

Accents move to next competition after successful first competition weekend

Alina Yu

February 26, 2019

Accents will compete in their second competition of the season on Feb. 23 at Olentangy High School in Lewis Center, Ohio. Their performance time will be at 11:30 a.m. Accent and senior Julia Schmitz said, “I am really excited for this upcoming competition because it is our first travel one, like ou...

Choirs prepare for Auditions, Choral Showcase

Choirs prepare for Auditions, Choral Showcase

Josie Cruzan

January 31, 2019

Students from all of the choirs except Counterpoints and Expressions recently went on the Applied Music trip to New York City, getting back on Jan. 21. In addition, the choirs are currently in audition season, which will run until March. Director of choirs Katherine Kouns said that students are...

Choirs begin preparing for competitions, auditions

Choirs begin preparing for competitions, auditions

Josie Cruzan

January 13, 2019

The competition season for New Edition, Accents and Ambassadors will begin Feb. 15. The first competition will be at Center Grove High School. The choirs are currently preparing for those competitions. In addition, auditions for next years choir placements are taking place. Lindsay Vrobel, Rhapsody m...

Senior Nathan Aditya

Senior Nathan Aditya

Kassandra Darnell

December 13, 2018

“I’m part of Select Sound, which is the audition only a capella group, and what we do during the holidays is go around to retirement homes, other schools, charities (and) fundraisers, and we carol. It’s really good because not only do we draw a lot of people in, (but it’s also) good for us ...

Accents rehearse for upcoming Holiday Spectacular amidst preparation for competition season

Accents rehearse for upcoming Holiday Spectacular amidst preparation for competition season

Alina Yu

December 1, 2018

This year, the annual Holiday Spectacular concert will be on Dec. 6, 7 and 8 at 7 p.m., as well as on Dec. 8 and 9 at 2 p.m. According to director of choirs Kathrine Kouns, Accents will join the rest of the choir program to sing songs revolving around this year’s theme, “Once Upon a Holida...

Choirs intensify Holiday Spectacular preparations

Choirs intensify Holiday Spectacular preparations

Josie Cruzan

November 30, 2018

Holiday Spectacular will run from Dec. 6 to Dec. 9 and will be in the auditorium. Though students and teachers involved with the choir department have been rehearsing for some time now, the intensity of rehearsals is picking up. Director of choirs Katherine Kouns said, “Everybody is just in full speed mode tryin...

Accents hosted successful Princess Academy on Nov. 3

Accents hosted successful Princess Academy on Nov. 3

Jessica Konrad

November 6, 2018

This past Saturday the Accents hosted the annual Princess Academy, a fundraiser for the Carmel Choirs program. The Princess Academy is an event for children ages four through eight featuring meet-and-greets with Disney princesses, hair and nail treatment in the salon and a choreographed dance. Acco...

Accents rehearse for upcoming Cabaret show

Accents rehearse for upcoming Cabaret show

Alina Yu

October 21, 2017

On Oct. 21 from 6 to 9 p.m., Carmel Choirs will have their annual Cabaret show in the freshman cafeteria. According to director of choirs Kathrine Kouns, the show will include musical performances by CHS students, a silent auction and desserts. She said the show is primarily a fundraiser to earn money ...

Forte Finish: Carmel choirs discuss continuing future success despite director changes

Forte Finish: Carmel choirs discuss continuing future success despite director changes

Sam Shi, Reporter

April 20, 2017

John Burlace, associate Director of Choirs, will leave after the end of this year. For the past few years, Carmel Choirs have undergone quite a number of director changes. Director of Choirs Kathrine Kouns said when all three directors left three years ago, it was thought that the choir program would fall ...