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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marching Band to Compete on Sept 14 at Brownsburg Invitational

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...

Band, orchestra students give advice for practicing over break, adapting to higher level performing arts

Band, orchestra students give advice for practicing over break, adapting to higher level performing arts

Isabella White, Bowen Zhou, and Grace Xu

August 13, 2019

Noah Sim, marching band member and senior Is there a specific practice schedule for marching band over the summer? We practice on weekends and a couple of weeks in the middle of the summer. We get a month off, but then in August we have these two weeks where we practice for 11 hours a day for four da...

Marching to the Beat: CHS marching band named Grand Marshal of parade, prepares for CarmelFest

Marching to the Beat: CHS marching band named Grand Marshal of parade, prepares for CarmelFest

Emily Carlisle

May 23, 2019

This July, the CHS marching band will serve as Grand Marshal of CarmelFest, which is celebrating its 31st year. As Grand Marshal, the band will lead the Centier Bank CarmelFest parade which is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. on July 4 starting on AAA Way. This year, the event, which annually attracts...

Color guard changes director, prepares for marching band season

Color guard changes director, prepares for marching band season

Michelle Lu

May 15, 2019

The color guard is set to prepare for the upcoming marching band season after a change in directors. According to former guard director Rosie Queen, practice with the marching band will start near the end of May, with the new director operating all performances. Queen’s departure, a personal decision,...