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Forte Finish: Carmel choirs discuss continuing future success despite director changes

Forte Finish: Carmel choirs discuss continuing future success despite director changes

Sam Shi, Reporter

April 20, 2017

John Burlace, associate Director of Choirs, will leave after the end of this year. For the past few years, Carmel Choirs have undergone quite a number of director changes. Director of Choirs Kathrine Kouns said when all three directors left three years ago, it was thought that the choir program would fall ...

Updates to Grammy nomination rules open doors to streaming-only artists

Updates to Grammy nomination rules open doors to streaming-only artists

Hannah Glazier, Entertainment Reporter

January 27, 2017

The rise in popularity of streaming-only music has caught the attention of the Recording Academy. For the first time, the 2017 Grammy Awards will allow streaming-only content to be eligible for consideration. The new rule defines applicable streaming services as paid subscription, full catalogue, on-d...

Rise of Rap

Rise of Rap

Jessica Konrad

December 12, 2016

When rappers and juniors David Chilemba and Rashid “RJ” Conteh come home from school, their main focus isn’t studying, socializing with friends or going to sports practice. For Chilemba and Conteh, their first order of business is writing music for their mixtape, which they plan to release Dec...

Accents and Ambassadors prepare for performance at Disney World celebration

Accents and Ambassadors prepare for performance at Disney World celebration

Amy Zhou, Entertainment Reporter

December 12, 2016

Each year, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, Disney puts on a weekly performance known as the Candlelight Processional in Epcot Center in Disney World in Orlando, Florida. This year, both the Accents and Ambassadors have the honor of performing in the show alongside the Disney choir and orchestra, ...

CHS Theater to perform spring musical

CHS Theater to perform spring musical

Beats

May 10, 2016

The CHS Theater will perform its spring musical “Godspell” from May 12 to 15. According to director John Burlace, the show is a series of songs and moralistic stories taken from familiar Biblical references. Sophomore Eric Bembenek plays the role of Judas in the musical and said, as one of the d...

Students weigh advantages, disadvantages of modern spring musical

Students weigh advantages,  disadvantages of modern spring musical

entertainment

April 21, 2016

On sept. 4, 2015, the Spring Musical for CHS was announced to be “Bring It On,” a modern musical created in 2012. However, on Feb. 18, 2016, a change in musicals was announced: CHS would still be performing a modern musical, but instead of “Bring It On,” the musical would be the 2012 revised vers...

CHS theater to rehearse for spring musical

CHS theater to rehearse for spring musical

Beats

March 23, 2016

The CHS theater recently began rehearsals for the spring musical “Godspell.” Director John Burlace said the show is a series of songs and moralistic stories taken from familiar Biblical references. Sophomore Eric Bembenek plays Judas in the musical. According to Bembenek, Judas is one of the disciples...

CHS students to perform spring musical

CHS students to perform spring musical

Beats

March 1, 2016

The CHS theater is to hold auditions for the spring musical, “Godspell.” According to director John Burlace, the show is a series of songs and moralistic stories taken from familiar Biblical references. Sophomore Grace Plaskett plans to audition for the musical and said she was excited for the d...

(Per)forming New Groups: Orchestra and choir alter programs based on students’ changing needs

(Per)forming New Groups: Orchestra and choir alter programs based on students’ changing needs

entertainment

September 16, 2015

Due to a rapidly changing and expanding student body, the performing arts department established and reformed the New Edition choir and the Festival Orchestra this year to meet students’ needs. Catherine Qing, Festival Orchestra member and sophomore, said, “(The directors) wanted to do something...

Choirs to perform at spring concert

Choirs to perform at spring concert

Beats

May 15, 2015

The spring concert is on May 20 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. It is the last concert of what has been a fruitful year for the Carmel choir. With three new directors to start the year off, the choir has had to adapt and grow, head director John Burlace said he hopes people who saw the choir in the fall ...

Choirs prep for spring concert on March 18

Choirs prep for spring concert on March 18

Contributor

March 17, 2015

The CHS choir spring concert will take place March 18, according to head director John Burlace. Burlace said the choirs hope to show improvement from where they were in the fall. Brett Slosarek, ensemble member and sophomore, said, “We are working on showmanship and presenting to the audience....