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Carmel Electric Ensemble to meet late March, early April

Carmel Electric Ensemble president and senior Jiwon Yu and club sponsor Elisabeth Ohly-Davis discuss the types of music the ensemble will be playing at their upcoming rehearsal in late March or early April. Yu said that the ensemble will be playing more pop and rock songs at their spring concert.

Kiersten Riedford

March 16, 2020

The Carmel Electric Ensemble has not yet set a date for an upcoming rehearsal, but Jiwon Yu, the club’s president and senior, said the ensemble plans to meet close to late March or early April. The club recently had a concert on Valentine’s Day where the members played before and after school as we...

Orchestras prepare for ISSMA, Side-by-Side performances

Chloe Chui (left), member of Symphony Orchestra and junior, looks over her music with Alia Rumreich (right), member of Symphony Orchestra and junior. Chui said the Symphony Orchestra has been focusing heavily on intonation and transitioning back to regular classes after their chamber music unit.

Wendy Zhu

March 1, 2020

The CHS Orchestras have been continuing their preparation on their Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) pieces, and members of the Symphony Orchestra have also been working on their Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) Side-by-Side and Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Side-by-Side performance....

Carmel Electric Ensemble to schedule future rehearsal

Jiwon Yu, Carmel Electric Ensemble’s president and senior, focuses on playing a song that she played at the ensemble’s first concert on Dec. 14. The members are planning to meet at some point during the second semester before their spring concert, but the rehearsal date is not yet official.

Kiersten Riedford

February 5, 2020

The Carmel Electric Ensemble is planning to schedule a rehearsal during the upcoming months, but the date is not yet official. The ensemble members met during the first semester to prepare for their concert which took place the morning of Dec. 14 in the common area. The ensemble, according to the club...

Orchestra chamber groups to perform on Jan. 29

Elisabeth Ohly-Davis, director of orchestras, shows students how to play a song by demonstrating on the cello.

Tara Kandallu

January 27, 2020

On Jan. 29, members of Wind Symphony I and Philharmonic Orchestra will perform with their chamber groups, which are ensembles of three to five students usually playing a variety of string instruments, from 5 to 9 p.m. in Room P100.    Director of orchestras Elisabeth Ohly-Davis said, “(The...

Orchestras finalizing preparations for winter concert, Midwest performance

Chloe Chui, member of Symphony Orchestra and junior, looks over her music for the upcoming performance at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. Chui said she is looking forward to performing in Chicago on Dec. 18.

Wendy Zhu

December 10, 2019

The CHS Orchestras will perform on Dec. 12 in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium. According to director of orchestras Elisabeth Ohly-Davis, there will be two concerts: one at 6 p.m. and one at 7:30 p.m. “(The first concert is) featuring Concert G1, Concert G3, Sinfonia and Festival Orchestras,” Ohly-...

Carmel Electric Ensemble to meet the week of Nov. 18

As she plays the electric violin, Jiwon Yu, the Carmel Electric Ensemble’s president and senior, practices the music she will play at the ensemble’s first rehearsal. The ensemble will host a promotional concert in the commons the morning of Dec. 12.

November 12, 2019

The Carmel Electric Ensemble members plan to meet for a rehearsal the week of Nov. 18. Jiwon Yu, the club’s president and senior, said she is looking forward to the ensemble’s first meeting. “(The members will be) getting to know each other and getting to know the music,” she said. Eli...

Carmel Electric Ensemble to host promo concert on Dec. 12

Playing on the electric violin, Jiwon Yu, the club’s president and senior, practices the bowing skills and basics that she strongly advises other members of the Carmel Electric Ensemble to focus on until the first rehearsal and the promo concert set for Dec. 12. Yu said a reminder for the members is to “bring your bows so we can play.”

Kiersten Riedford

October 17, 2019

The Carmel Electric Ensemble is continuing to postpone rehearsals until the second semester of the school year but is looking to have a promo concert on Dec. 12 in the morning in the commons. Jiwon Yu, the club’s president and senior, said that the ensemble will meet at some point in the month of...

Carmel Electric Ensemble to meet second quarter

While she plays the electric violin, Jiwon Yu, the club’s president and senior, debates if this is one of the possible new choices of music for the concert for the week of Dec. 12. Yu said, “We will be focusing on sightreading and getting to know the rhythm of the music at our first meeting.”

Kiersten Riedford

October 15, 2019

The Carmel Electric Ensemble members plan to meet second quarter due to the members' need to focus on academics first quarter. Club sponsor Elisabeth Ohly-Davis said when talking about the members planning to meet, “They are going to get motivated as we come closer to the concert.” Jiwon Yu, th...

Orchestras continue to prepare for upcoming fall concert, Midwest Clinic

Chloe Chui, member of Symphony Orchestra and junior, looks over her concert music before school. Chui said that in the final weeks before the fall concert, she has been focusing on adding musicality to her pieces and refining her playing.

Wendy Zhu

October 14, 2019

The CHS orchestras continue to practice for their fall concert that will take place on Oct. 15 in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium. According to director of orchestras Elisabeth Ohly-Davis, the concert will be split into two parts; The first half will be at 6 p.m. and will feature performances from the G3...

All orchestras to perform on Oct. 15

Elisabeth Ohly-Davis, director of orchestras, leads students in practicing pieces during their B4 Philharmonic Orchestra. Philharmonic orchestra will perform at the second concert of the night on Oct. 15.

Tara Kandallu

October 13, 2019

On Oct. 15, members of all the orchestras will perform at Dale E. Graham Auditorium at CHS. This concert, which falls a week before it usually does, is the first orchestra concert of the year.   Elisabeth Ohly-Davis, director of orchestras, said that she is looking forward to the event. ...

Orchestras practicing for upcoming fall concert

Olivia White, Philharmonic Orchestra member and junior, looks over her concert music. White said she has been recording herself practicing the music to keep track of her progress and use different practice techniques.

Wendy Zhu

October 2, 2019

Over the past few weeks, the CHS orchestras have been practicing for their fall concert, which will be on Oct. 15 in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium. According to orchestra director Elisabeth Ohly-Davis, the concert will be a little shorter this year due to the fact that the PSAT will be on O...

Carmel Electric Ensemble members will focus on sight-reading at first rehearsal

As she sorts through music for the Carmel Electric Ensemble members to play in their future fall concert, the club’s president and senior Jiwon Yu is selecting pieces of music the ensemble members will begin practicing during their rehearsals. The date of the ensemble's first rehearsal is not yet determined, but the members will be focusing on sight-reading. Yu said. “I want to be more organized this year in terms of planning.”

Kiersten Riedford, Reporter

September 10, 2019

The Carmel Electric Ensemble members will be focusing on their sight-reading at the first rehearsal, but there is not a date set for the first meeting yet. “It’s my favorite rehearsal, our goal is to get a general sense of the music,” said Jiwon Yu, club president and senior. Yu said that the...