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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, I love Holiday Spectacular season, especially after seeing so many familiar faces in the audience...

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

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 follow a chant. He said this chant has become a mandatory ritual to set an optimistic atmosphere...

Performing Arts department prepares for Holiday Spectacular

Performing Arts department prepares for Holiday Spectacular

Tara Kandallu

November 20, 2019

Members of Wind Symphony I, Camerata Orchestra, and Symphony Orchestra continue to practice after school for the Holiday Spectacular performances that will take place on Dec. 4, 5, 7 and 8.   Alyssa Smith, returning Holiday Spectacular pit band performer, Wind Symphony I member and senior...

Accents rehearse for Holiday Spectacular 

Juanita Rojas

November 12, 2019

Accents are rehearsing for Holiday Spectacular, which they will perform on Dec. 4, 5, 7 and 8 in the Dale E. Graham auditorium. According to director of choirs Katherine Kouns, Holiday Spectacular will have around 540 singers, 42 in the orchestra, and 30 tech individuals behind the scenes. This year’...

All(egro) In: Carmel Choirs adds second all-girls competing ensemble this school year

All(egro) In: Carmel Choirs adds second all-girls competing ensemble this school year

Emily Carlisle

September 20, 2019

The choir program has added a new competition choir to the mix. As of last year, there were three show choirs: New Edition, Accents, and Ambassadors.  This year, CHS launches a fourth group,  Allegro, into the competition world. While Allegro, an all-girls intermediate choir, has existed for several ...

Choirs Welcome New Teacher, Growing Numbers

Choirs Welcome New Teacher, Growing Numbers

Josie Cruzan

September 11, 2019

The Carmel Choir department took on a new teacher for the new school year, Anna DeBard, who is taking over for Samuel Chenowith for the 2019-2020 school year and beyond. Coming from Clinton High School, her duties will be the same as Chenowith’s were. She will be assisting with the freshman choirs,...

Choirs to rehearse repertoire for spring choir concert, Kouns says

Choirs to rehearse repertoire for spring choir concert, Kouns says

Adhi Ramkumar

May 15, 2019

The CHS performing arts department is gearing up for the upcoming spring choir concert, tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium. According to director of choirs Kathrine Kouns, the concert will showcase all 10 of the choir ensembles at this school. The performance will feature many piec...

Viola Lives Matter: Students lose passion for extracurricular activities, result of pressures of maintaining this school’s reputation

Viola Lives Matter: Students lose passion for extracurricular activities, result of pressures of maintaining this school’s reputation

Natalie Khamis

April 19, 2019

After almost six years of playing the viola, performing in over 20 concerts, and countless hours of practicing, I can confidently say orchestra holds a special place in my heart. From receiving my very first piece of sheet music to performing a whole symphony, that place in my heart grew and my love for ...

Choirs continue spring concert series and prepare for next year

Choirs continue spring concert series and prepare for next year

Josie Cruzan

April 16, 2019

Over spring break, choir results for next year were released to the students who auditioned. The audition process lasted from early January to early March. Now, choir students are conferencing with faculty about their auditions. Director of choirs Katherine Kouns said, “It’s always a fun time full of ...

Choirs finish auditions, begin preparations for spring concert

Choirs finish auditions, begin preparations for spring concert

Josie Cruzan

March 22, 2019

The choirs finished auditions in the first week of March, and now the three choir directors, Katherine Kouns, Kyle Barker and Sam Chenoweth, are working to place the students who auditioned into the choirs that the directors feel are the best fit. Choir placements will be announced the week of March 24 t...

Bring It On!: Spring musical targets high school audience, makes adaptations from original version

Bring It On!: Spring musical targets high school  audience, makes adaptations from original version

Grace Xu

March 22, 2019

For this year’s spring musical, CHS will take the contemporary route by putting on the show “Bring It On.” The show centers around Campbell, who is the cheerleading captain of an affluent school before she moves to a less well-off school and has to adapt. While  CHS has showcased musicals in the past targe...