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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

The Art of Electives: Art electives shape seniors’ high school experience, plans for future

The Art of Electives: Art electives shape seniors’ high school experience, plans for future

Emily Carlisle, Isabella White

March 22, 2019


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English, math, science and history courses—these are all classes which aim to both educate and broaden the minds of teenagers all across the country. Ever day at CHS students across all four grades find themselves slumped in desks, teachers lecturing on the fundamentals of radicals or the importance of t...

Accents perform at last competition this year this weekend

Accents perform at last competition this year this weekend

Alina Yu

March 21, 2019


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On March 14, Accents will travel down to Nashville, Tenn. to perform in the last competition of this school year on March 15, the Heart of America Competition. Accent and senior Semanti Naiken said, “I am really excited. This is our big trip for the year, and I have definitely been looking forward ...

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


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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...

A New Addition to New Edition: New student enters CHS choir program; choir students contemplate ways to reduce stress with school, extracurriculars

A New Addition to New Edition: New student enters CHS choir program; choir students contemplate ways to reduce stress with school, extracurriculars

February 22, 2019


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As the third quarter rolls on, most students here only adapt to a new grading period, but some, like sophomore Ian Wang, must adjust to a new school as well. For Wang, who transferred from North Central, the adjustment has been particularly acute as he has also joined New Edition, a CHS show choir. ...

Half(Time) Notes: Ambassadors’ new Half Notes event to take place tomorrow evening

Half(Time) Notes: Ambassadors’ new Half Notes event to take place tomorrow evening

Isabella White

January 24, 2019


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Tomorrow evening, one of the most prestigious choirs at CHS will host the first-ever Ambassadors’ Half Notes event, where students in grades four through six will come to CHS to learn a song and dance that they will perform during halftime at the Ben Davis basketball game that night.    Ambassad...

Ambassadors continue to assemble set, songs for Holiday Spectacular

Ambassadors continue to assemble set, songs for Holiday Spectacular

Emily Carlisle

November 10, 2018


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The students in Ambassadors work towards one of their biggest goals for the year, Holiday Spectacular (Spec). This is Carmel Choir’s 27th year putting on this holiday classic. Spec showcases every choir in the program through a number of songs including only one group and a few where the entire progr...