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Performing arts Department to undergo renovations

Performing arts Department to undergo renovations

Saumya Somasi May 6, 2021

  As the end of May approaches, and June begins, the performing arts department, including the band, orchestra, and choir rooms, will undergo a series of renovations, according to Chris Kreke,...

Performing arts department to renovate, expand

Olivia Stock December 9, 2020

Construction will soon begin to make modifications to the current performing arts department through renovation and expansion. According to Chris Kreke, performing arts department chairman, the school...

The flute section moves in formation together during rehearsal. They practice their music and the moves at the same time, putting it together with the rest of the band. Social distancing is enforced as much as possible.

Performing arts responds to challenges of COVID-19, implements new changes

Emily Carlisle September 24, 2020

The past seven months have proven a challenge for the entire world. But in spite of it all, performing arts groups at this school have continued to work toward performances. While social distancing protocols...

Accents director Katie Kouns plays piano during evening rehearsal on February 6th. The Accents’ competition season was cut short due to COVID-19 cancellations.

Students continue rehearsing despite event cancelations

Christian Ledbetter March 31, 2020

For Hannah Leonard, choir student and senior, choir was the highlight of her school day. She said after four years of being in the program, she had grown close to her fellow members, enjoying the limited...

Katherine Kouns, Director of Choirs, goes over performance blocking in her office on Feb 26. Kouns was making final revisions and adjustments to the set-up for the Choral Showcase, which took place on March 4.

Choirs prepare for Legacies Concert, Choral Showcase

Josie Cruzan March 11, 2020

The Legacy concert will take place on April 13 at the Palladium beginning at 7:00 p.m. This is the first Legacy concert, and the department is unsure whether it will be annual. “The Legacy Concert will...

Director of Choirs Katherine Kouns reviews the lyrics to a song in her office on Jan. 17. The song was sung by Accents as part of their competition set.

Choirs begin Audition Process, Prepare for Competition Season

Josie Cruzan January 26, 2020

Following Holiday Spectacular, which took place in December, the Choirs are now focusing on the competition season and auditioning for next year. Four choirs will be competing this year: Rhapsody, New...

Accents rehearse for Holiday Spectacular 

Juanita Rojas November 12, 2019

Accents are rehearsing for Holiday Spectacular, which they will perform on Dec. 4, 5, 7 and 8 in the Dale E. Graham auditorium. According to director of choirs Katherine Kouns, Holiday Spectacular will...

Director of Choirs Katherine Kouns responds to a parent email in her office before school on Oct. 17. The email was in regards to the booster organization that the choirs use, Ovation.

Choirs prepare for Second Quarter, Holiday Spectacular

Josie Cruzan October 25, 2019

With the start of the second quarter, the choirs are now preparing for the rest of the year. According to Director of Choirs Katherine Kouns, the choirs are focusing on honing their skills following the...

Director of Choirs Katherine Kouns prepares stage plans for the fall concert. The concert is scheduled for October 8.

Choirs Welcome New Teacher, Growing Numbers

Josie Cruzan September 11, 2019

The Carmel Choir department took on a new teacher for the new school year, Anna DeBard, who is taking over for Samuel Chenowith for the 2019-2020 school year and beyond. Coming from Clinton High School,...

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...

Accents rehearse a number from this past season’s competition set. Accents and junior Chloe Eades (far left) said she is proud of this past year’s accomplishments and looks forward to seeing where the seniors will end up after graduation.

Accents to end the year with awards ceremony, spring concert

Alina Yu April 16, 2019

After a successful competition season, Accents will begin to rehearse for their spring choir concert on May 16. However, first, they will attend the annual choir program awards ceremony on May 5 at 6 p.m. Accent...

Director of Choirs Katherine Kouns sends an email to Jeff Worrell, a member of the Chamber of Commerce on March 7 in her office. The email was in regards to possible promotion of Select Sound’s Ear Candy concert, which will take place two days after they return from Washington D.C.

Choirs finish auditions, begin preparations for spring concert

Josie Cruzan March 22, 2019

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...

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