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Choirs to rehearse repertoire for spring choir concert, Kouns says

Members of New Edition rehearse after school for the choral showcase. Kouns said tickets can be bought either at the door or in advance in the performing arts department office.

Adhi Ramkumar

May 15, 2019

The CHS performing arts department is gearing up for the upcoming spring choir concert, tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium. According to director of choirs Kathrine Kouns, the concert will showcase all 10 of the choir ensembles at this school. The performance will feature many piec...

Choirs to rehearse repertoire for show choir concert, Kouns says

Ambassadors members prepare for the upcoming choir concert during an after-school rehearsal. Kouns said she hopes the show choir concert will be a wonderful closing to the competition season.

Adhi Ramkumar

March 5, 2019

The CHS performing arts department is making final preparations for the upcoming show choir concert on March 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium. According to director of choirs Kathrine Kouns, the show choir concert will feature three competitive show choirs: Ambassadors, Accents and N...

Holiday Stress(tivities): Students, staff consider how holiday season can be more stressful than relaxing, discuss how to relieve stress

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Sophomore Audra Marchese works in Greyhound Station before school on the morning of Nov 20. Marchese said that as finals approach she has seen an increase in schoolwork and stress.

Wendy Zhu

December 13, 2018

While people often see the holiday season as cheerful time to unwind and spend with friends and family, the weeks leading up to it can be anything but relaxing for many, including students. In fact, with the sheer number of tasks they must accomplish, from purchasing gifts to studying for final exams, it...

Accents prepare for annual fall concert

Accents watch Director of Choirs Kathrine Kouns for further instructions on choreography. They rehearsed the song “Fire Under My Feet,” which is their only choreographed piece for the upcoming fall concert on Oct. 9.

Alina Yu

October 1, 2018

On Oct. 9, the Accents choir will perform at the annual fall choir concert, which begins at 7 p.m. in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium. Director of Choirs Kathrine Kouns said, “We are busy, busy, busy. We are just trying to get everyone ready. We’ve got a couple of more weeks, (where they are) doing...

Accents bond as a team at weekend campout

Accents sing and dance to new numbers in their choreographed set. In order to bond closely as a team, the girls had participated in camping activities and will continue to do so on Sept. 7 and Sept. 8.

Alina Yu

September 4, 2018

From the evening of Friday, Sept. 7 to the morning of Saturday, Sept. 8, the Accents choir will travel to White River Campground in Cicero for the third annual team-bonding camping event. According to choir director Kathrine Kouns, the Accents girls will bring tents and their own sleeping materials for a...

Accents to end year with spring choir concert

Accents rehearse a choreographed number during the choir season. Sophomore Chendi Liu said she had a very memorable year and is excited for the final performance of the year at the Spring Choral Concert.

Alina Yu

May 12, 2018

On May 17 at 7 p.m., Accents will perform at the annual Spring Choral Concert in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium. According to director of choirs Kathrine Kouns, this concert will be the choir’s final performance of the year. Accent and sophomore Chendi Liu said, “I hope that at the last concert ever...

Accents will not compete at ISSMA choir competition

Accent and junior Julia Schmitz practices choreography during an evening rehearsal. Now that the show choir competition season is over, the Accents are starting to focus on concert choir literature, despite not attending ISSMA State qualifications.

April 18, 2018

This year, the Accents will not perform at the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) state qualifications on April 28. Instead, according to director of choirs Kathrine Kouns, the choir will find local opportunities, such as performing at the middle schools. Accent and junior Julia Schmitz ...

Sweet Melody: CHS a capella group Select Sound finds voice as new choir in time for concert

SING IT: Director Katherin Kouns gives instructions to the class. A capella groups rely solely on the sounds that are produced from their voices and other instrumental sounds from beatboxing, snapping or clapping.

Hannah Gretz

March 23, 2018

As a school with 10 choirs, Select Sound prepares to take the stage as a single choir for the second year in a row. The concert, “Ear Candy,” will entail a multitude of pieces, sung a capella, by the choir. “Last year was the first year we had ever done an ‘Ear Candy’ concert,” choir d...

Accents prepare for upcoming Evening with Accents and Ambassadors concert

Accents perform a number in their competition set at the Solon High School Show Choir Invitational. The Accents performed in their last show choir competition in California this past weekend and this weekend will be their last performance of their competition set at Evening with the Accents and Ambassadors.

Alina Yu

March 21, 2018

On Saturday, Accents will perform with the Ambassadors at 7 p.m. at the annual Evening with the Accents and Ambassadors concert. Accent and junior Caitrin Cooney said, “I’m very excited for Evening (with the Accents and Ambassadors), not only because it’s a chance for the community to see all...

Performing arts department to prepare for Evening with Accents and Ambassadors

Ambassadors members rehearse after school for the choral showcase. Kouns said tickets could be bought either at the door or in advance in the performing arts department office for $5.

Adhi Ramkumar

March 6, 2018

The CHS performing arts department is preparing for the upcoming Evening with Accents and Ambassadors on March 24 at 7 p.m. It will be in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium. According to director of choirs Kathrine Kouns, the concert will have performances from the top-most choirs: the Accents and Ambas...

Performing arts department to prepare for choral showcase

Performing arts department to prepare for choral showcase

Adhi Ramkumar

February 17, 2018

The CHS performing arts department is gearing up for the upcoming choral showcase on March 7 at 7 p.m. It will be in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium. According to director of choirs Kathrine Kouns, the choral showcase will feature all ten of the choir ensembles. She said the performance will feature many...