Yumi Colombo, Accents member and junior (left) along with other members of Accents practice the set choreography during a Wednesday night rehearsal.  Colombo said practicing long hours has motivated the choir to work towards improvement as well as create a close bond among the girls.

Show choir competitions are beneficial for choir students

Kassandra Darnell February 21, 2020

Yumi Colombo, Accents member and junior, spends her SRT in room P118 working with her choir director to perfect the dances the Accents are learning for their competition set. When Colombo isn’t in SRT...

Kyle Barker, associate choral director and lead director of Ambassadors, praises the choir on their hard work at the MIC Choral Festival. Barker said the students showed great effort throughout the long and tiring day.

Ambassadors prepare for fall concert

Emily Carlisle October 17, 2019

On Sept. 18 Ambassadors went to the MIC Choral Festival hosted at Laurence Central High School. The festival ended with a free public concert featuring the choirs at the event. Kyle Barker, associate...

Kyle Barker, lead director of Ambassadors, describes the spring concert. Barker said that the concert closes with every choir onstage singing a song together.

Ambassadors plan to wrap up the year with spring concert

Emily Carlisle May 13, 2019

The Ambassadors have had a year full of success at competitions and concerts. Now it is time to end the year with one final performance with all of the choirs. The spring concert is May 16 in the Dale...

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...

Kyle Barker, associate director of choirs, plays the piano during a rehearsal. Barker said he hopes that this musical will target a different audience.

Bring It On!: Spring musical targets high school audience, makes adaptations from original version

Grace Xu March 22, 2019

For this year’s spring musical, CHS will take the contemporary route by putting on the show “Bring It On.” The show centers around Campbell, who is the cheerleading captain of an affluent...

COLORING IN THE CANVAS: Sydney Remble, art student and senior, works on her painting during her class period. Remble said although she will not major in art, she hopes to incorporate it in her future.

The Art of Electives: Art electives shape seniors’ high school experience, plans for future

Emily Carlisle, Isabella White March 22, 2019

English, math, science and history courses—these are all classes which aim to both educate and broaden the minds of teenagers all across the country. Ever day at CHS students across all four grades find...

Gui Basso, sophomore and member of Ambassadors describes what a competition is like. Basso said that the competitions are long but fun and definitely worth it in the end.

Ambassadors are halfway through their show choir season

Emily Carlisle March 1, 2019

This Saturday Ambassadors plans to compete in its third competition of the school year. Saturday’s competition is called Xtreme Show Choir Showdown and is held at Lafayette Jefferson high school. New...

Gui Basso explains what getting ready to compete is like from the eyes of a student. Basso said it is fun seeing it all fit together and watch it become something they can perform.

Ambassadors plan to compete in a few days

Emily Carlisle February 6, 2019

Ambassadors is going full steam ahead to wrap everything up for its first competition on Feb. 16 at Center Grove High School in Greenwood. The competition, called Best of the Midwest, will be Ambassadors’...

Director of choirs Katherine Kouns prepares a program on her computer in her office on Jan. 22. The program was for a concert being held at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.

Choirs prepare for Auditions, Choral Showcase

Josie Cruzan January 31, 2019

Students from all of the choirs except Counterpoints and Expressions recently went on the Applied Music trip to New York City, getting back on Jan. 21. In addition, the choirs are currently in audition...

Choir director Kyle Barker oversees the Ambassadors during their rehearsal after school. According to Ambassador and junior Danny Ghalayini, the Half Notes event is a much more interactive experience for the kids than typical choir concerts and events.

Half(Time) Notes: Ambassadors’ new Half Notes event to take place tomorrow evening

Isabella White January 24, 2019

Tomorrow evening, one of the most prestigious choirs at CHS will host the first-ever Ambassadors’ Half Notes event, where students in grades four through six will come to CHS to learn a song and dance...

Kyle Barker, lead director of Ambassadors, plays through one of the Ambassadors songs for Holiday Spectacular. Barker said that Ambassadors had many songs in the show to prepare.

Ambassadors continue to assemble set, songs for Holiday Spectacular

Emily Carlisle November 10, 2018

The students in Ambassadors work towards one of their biggest goals for the year, Holiday Spectacular (Spec). This is Carmel Choir’s 27th year putting on this holiday classic. Spec showcases every choir...

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