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

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.

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 have changed how the arts program functions, students still manage to make music together.  ...

Students continue rehearsing despite event cancelations

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

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 time they had before the school year ended. This was before COVID-19 became a pandemic and CCS close...

CHS marching band places fourth at Bands of America Grand Nationals

CHS marching band places fourth at Bands of America Grand Nationals

Nick Beckman and Hari Patel

November 18, 2019

The Bands of America Grand Nationals took place last weekend, Nov. 14-16. CHS marching band placed fourth. 97.175 - Vandergrift HS, TX 96.700 - Avon HS, IN 95.550 - Hebron HS, TX 94.575 - CHS 94.300 - Leander HS, TX Photos by Nick Beckman ...

November Litebox: Don’t Stop Me Now

November Litebox: Don't Stop Me Now

November 15, 2019

  Rianna Miller, color guard member and senior, performs in "Eternal Beloved" while competing in the finals of Bands of America Super Regionals. Marching band and color guard won second place with a score of 91.5 and were scheduled to compete in Bands of America Grand Nationals prelimina...

Marching band students, director expand on new symphony for this year’s show, includes melodies from Queen songs

Sophomore Grant Herrmann plays his baritone in marching band’s new show, “Eternal Beloved.” The show includes excerpts from Queen songs such as “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Emily Carlisle

October 24, 2019

If you saw the marching band’s halftime performance at the Homecoming football game then you likely realized you recognized a melody or two. That is because this year, the band chose a new route rather than using a straight symphony for its set. The marching band was performing a symphony, written by Tolga Kashif, that incorporates popular melodies writte...

Start of Something New: Students new to music learn how to play instruments in high school

Senior Katy Carson plays the baritone during marching band rehearsal. She said she was motivated to learn to play the instrument after joining the band.

Riley Hamilton

October 24, 2019

On Oct. 25, Katy Carson, baritone player and senior, will perform at Bands of America Super Regional competition with the marching band. She is not the only baritone player in marching band, but she is unique because the first time she picked up a baritone, it was in high school. Now a senior, Carson...

The Beat of Your Own Drum: Marching band members, director deliberate over recognition of band compared to sports

Aniket Biswali and Karolena Zhou

September 20, 2019

Jenna Kellermeyer, marching band member and junior, said she is aware how much physical and mental work is involved to put on a performance, like the one for the Regional Competition which is set to take place tomorrow. This is why she said she is frustrated that marching band is underrated by her peers an...

Step Up to Sexual Assault: Administration, students focus on importance of new sexual assault prevention presentation

The men’s tennis and football teams watch the “Step Up to Sexual Assault” presentation. The presentation was shown to the athletics and performing arts departments and student government this year.

Kassandra Darnell

September 20, 2019

Logan Sandlin, varsity track and junior varsity cross-country runner and senior, sits among his teammates in the auditorium before practice as he listens to the “Step Up to Stop Sexual Assault” presentation. The presentation is a new program being presented to the athletics and performing arts department...

Entertainment Briefs

Tessa Collinson

September 20, 2019

The HiLite apologizes for a mistake in the print issue: CHS Community Night begins at 5 P.M., not 6 P.M. ...

Marching Band to Compete on Sept 14 at Brownsburg Invitational

Senior Elizabeth Carter works on homework during SRT. Carter said until after nationals her schedule, like many other marching band members, is jammed full with marching band activities and events.

Tara Kandallu

September 12, 2019

On Sept. 14, members of the marching band will compete at the Brownsburg Invitational, their first competition of the year.  There, the band will showcase their performance for the second time after their debut at the football game last Friday. As it is every year, the composition, “The Queen Sy...