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striking a chord: CHS band students practice in class for upcoming performances. The students  practiced “Over The Hills and Far Away.”

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Riley Laferriere and Hibba Mahmood October 22, 2021

Community Events The Winters Farmer Market will open on Nov. 6 for the 2021-22 season "Lombardi a New America Play" will be performed at The Center for the Performing Arts from Oct. 29- Nov. 21   CHS...

Carmel Orchestras to record for ISSMA

Jasmine Zhang April 20, 2021

With ISSMA coming up, Carmel Orchestras plan to record for ISSMA this week. According to Rachel Wu, member of Symphony Orchestra and sophomore, the experience is similar to that of previous concerts. “All...

ISSMA to take place virtually

Jasmine Zhang March 31, 2021

Due to the pandemic, the Carmel Orchestras’ plan to participate in the ISSMA performance this year virtually. According to Maggie Hite, associate director of orchestras, “We will record those performances...

Chloe Chui, senior

Chloe Chui, senior

Jasmine Zhang, Student Section Reporter March 25, 2021

Last March 13th, I was mostly preparing for ISSMA State, the ACT, and Science Olympiad. Sadly, all three of those were cancelled. Also, I was hanging out with a lot of people and getting home pretty late...

Freshman Carolyn Jia plays her instrument in preparation for ISSMA. She practices independently, in private lessons and in Concert Orchestra so she can perform well in ISSMA, even though it is virtual this year.

Orchestra, band students prepare for ISSMA while following COVID-19 guidelines

Michelle Wan March 22, 2021

As ISSMA  (Indiana State School Musical Association) season begins,  the CHS orchestras and bands at this school have been practicing and preparing for their competitions while taking precautions for...

Carmel Orchestras to compete in ISSMA this year

Jasmine Zhang March 11, 2021

The Carmel Orchestras plan to participate for their ISSMA performance this year. So far, the Carmel Orchestras do not have scheduled dates for their ISSMA performances. According to Maggie Hite, associate...

Carmel Choirs work toward Choral Showcase

Emily Carlisle February 4, 2021

This year, many of the choirs at this school have had to adapt to unideal situations. Much like every other concert this year, the annual Choral Showcase will be filmed and broadcasted out to the public. Kathrine...

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...

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.

Orchestras prepare for ISSMA, Side-by-Side performances

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...

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.

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...

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.

Orchestras practicing for upcoming ISSMA competition

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...

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...

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