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COVID-19 proves how fluid life is, how much we take for granted

COVID-19 proves how fluid life is, how much we take for granted

Natalie Khamis

March 26, 2020

There were a lot of things I looked forward to my senior year of high school: making every day seem like the weekend, dancing at prom, playing my heart out on the ISSMA competition stage and wearing the blue cap and gown. I had spent the first three years of high school strung up about academics, wi...

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....

Choirs continue spring concert series and prepare for next year

Director of choirs Katherine Kouns responds to an email from her daughter’s teacher in her office on April 8. Her daughter is a fourth grader at Carmel Elementary, and is a part of the school’s film club.

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 ...

Orchestras practicing for upcoming ISSMA competition

Edward Dong, member of Philharmonic Orchestra and sophomore, packs up his violin at the end of the day. He said he has recently been preparing for the ISSMA (Indiana State Music Association) Competition and has benefited from the new practice recordings. “ISSMA is basically our main priority now,” Dong said.

Wendy Zhu

April 8, 2019

The CHS Orchestras have been practicing and preparing for the upcoming ISSMA (Indiana State School Music Association) competition, which, according to director of orchestras Elisabeth Ohly-Davis, will take place during the weekend after spring break for the Concert, Sinfonia and Festival Orchestras. ...

Carmel Electric Ensemble to meet on March 18

Kiersten Riedford

March 22, 2019

The Carmel Electric Ensemble is to meet on March 18 during SRT. The ensemble members are starting to regroup from an extended break, their last meeting was Feb. 22, and they have chosen a new setlist for their upcoming concert in April. Club sponsor Elisabeth Ohly-Davis said, “It’s not official...

Ambassadors continues to prepare for choral competitions

Kyle Barker, associate director and leader of Ambassadors, talks about Ambassadors' busy schedule with associate director, Kathrine Kouns (unseen). Barker talked about the upcoming ISSMA competition.

April 26, 2018

For the next two weeks, the Ambassadors will be very busy as they finalize their set for a state wide competition known as ISSMA on April 28, according to Kyle Barker, associate director and leader of Ambassadors. According to Barker, as fourth quarter continues, the Ambassadors are staying occupied getting ...

Orchestra members prepare for February events

Junior and Festival orchestra, Catherine Qing, joins the class during their warm up exercise. Qing said she enjoys being a part of such an experienced ensemble.

Amy Zhou

February 15, 2017

According to Maggie Hite, one of the three orchestra directors, orchestra members are currently in the process of auditions for next year.The orchestras were handed audition music about a month ago to prepare to test into a higher orchestra next year. In addition to auditions, class time is also...

CHS orchestra students and staff discuss departure of former director

CHS orchestra students and staff discuss departure of former director

entertainment

August 16, 2016

Soo Han, former Director of Orchestras, will take a year off from CHS to begin his doctorate at Orchestral Conducting at Michigan State University. As a result, positions have changed within the conducting  staff. The orchestra program has found a new conductor, Tom Chen. Chen will be the new Associate...

Orchestras to perform in ISSMA competition

Symphony orchestra member Eliza Haddon packs up at the end of orchestra class. Haddon said she enjoys the music her class is performing for ISSMA and is looking forward to contest day.

Beats

April 28, 2016

According to Maggie Hite, one of the three orchestra directors, all orchestras are currently in the process of getting ready for the annual ISSMA competition on April 22. “We just had a very successful ISSMA Jazz competition with Festival orchestra,” Hite said. She also said that students are...

A First Time for Everything: Ambassadors, Accents to compete for first time at ISSMA

A First Time for Everything: Ambassadors, Accents to compete for first time at ISSMA

entertainment

April 23, 2015

As she has done since the beginning of the year, Kathleen Muloma, Ambassadors member and senior, walks into Room P118, a room with platforms and a mirrored wall hidden by a curtain. In this room, the Ambassadors will rehearse until May 2, when they, along with the Accents, will travel to Ben Davis High ...