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Yumi Colombo, president of Accents and senior, rehearses after school for the upcoming community shows. The shows’ set will be 1940s-themed, and Colombo said she cannot wait to perform again.

CHS show choirs modify spring competition season

Emily Carlisle March 18, 2021

This year, most groups and teams that compete or perform in any aspect have had to drastically change their plans of attack; the show choirs at this school are no exception. Last year’s show choir competition...

Mackenzie Edwards (right), lead singer of band Lightning in a Bottle and sophomore, sings outside with accompaniment from her bandmates. Edwards said that being involved with the band has allowed her to interact with a vibrant community and share music with others.

Entertainment Spotlight: Mackenzie Edwards, lead singer of band “Lightning in a Bottle” and sophomore, talks passion for music

Jillian Moore January 4, 2021

What inspired you to pursue music?   I can't really remember. I was like six when I started singing. But I don't know. What inspired me to go on was, I don’t know, singing or music, generally....

Welcome to Of Stage and Screen! [Of Stage and Screen]

Emily Carlisle November 18, 2020

Hi guys! My name is Emily Carlisle and welcome to “Of Stage and Screen.” Through this blog, I will be discussing anything under the sun when it comes to entertainment. Although all aspects of the entertainment...

The flute section moves in formation together during rehearsal. They practice their music and the moves at the same time, putting it together with the rest of the band. Social distancing is enforced as much as possible.

Performing arts responds to challenges of COVID-19, implements new changes

Emily Carlisle September 24, 2020

The past seven months have proven a challenge for the entire world. But in spite of it all, performing arts groups at this school have continued to work toward performances. While social distancing protocols...

Students struggle with Zoom classes but appreciate necessity

Christian Ledbetter May 21, 2020

As COVID-19 made its way across the country, students found themselves saying goodbye as schools closed doors to keep in line with social distancing procedures to flatten the curve. As students adapted...

Accents director Katie Kouns plays piano during evening rehearsal on February 6th. The Accents’ competition season was cut short due to COVID-19 cancellations.

Students continue rehearsing despite event cancelations

Christian Ledbetter March 31, 2020

For Hannah Leonard, choir student and senior, choir was the highlight of her school day. She said after four years of being in the program, she had grown close to her fellow members, enjoying the limited...

Despite abrupt end to show choir season, seniors remain positive about their last year

Tessa Collinson March 31, 2020

Mere days before Carmel Clay Schools announced all schools closing, members of Carmel Choirs were riding the high of a successful competition in the Chicago area. The choirs who competed each came away...

Entertainment Briefs 03.20

Entertainment Briefs 03.20

Tessa Collinson March 20, 2020

The information in this issue—originally scheduled for publication on March 20—was written and produced prior to news regarding school cancellation from the COVID-19 virus. Some information may be...

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Tristan Davis, New Edition member and sophomore, practices choreography during a rehearsal. Tristan said she hopes to leave behind a legacy once she graduates from the choirs program.

Choir students to sing with alumni at Legacy Concert on April 13

Valliei Chandrakumar March 20, 2020

The information in this issue—originally scheduled for publication on March 20—was written and produced prior to news regarding school cancellation from the COVID-19 virus. Some information may be...

Students, friends should attend more performing arts events than just Holiday Spectacular

Students, friends should attend more performing arts events than just Holiday Spectacular

Emily Carlisle December 12, 2019

Many students and community members attend Holiday Spectacular, otherwise known as Spec, which is the Carmel Choir program’s largest event. As a member of Accents, our all-female top competition choir,...

Before going on stage for Holiday Spectacular’s first performance, Aidan Mellor, Ambassadors member and senior, and other choir members chant. The chant is a way to rid of their nervousness before performing.

As foreseen apocalyptic events quickly approach, students consider effect of superstitions, pregame rituals

Leslie Huang December 12, 2019

Aidan Mellor, Ambassadors member and senior, actively participates in the school choir, and although he said he doesn’t personally believe in superstitions, he said before each performance, choir members...

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