HiLite

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,...

Orchestras practicing with Marching Band for competition

Orchestras practicing with Marching Band for competition

Wendy Zhu

November 8, 2018

The CHS orchestras have been rehearsing with the marching band in order to prepare for the Bands of America Grand National Championships this Saturday. This year, members of the CHS orchestras were given the opportunity to perform alongside the marching band, and the groups have been practicing after school...

Humans of CHS: Sophomore Sophie Guo

Humans of CHS: Sophomore Sophie Guo

October 25, 2018

“I’m in the marching band here at CHS. Marching band is a lot of hard work and is quite stressful, but when you win it is really worth it. Winning Grand Nationals was probably the most memorable part of marching band, winning felt really good because we beat everyone else in the country.”...

Color Guard to perform at Carmel Bands Community Night on Oct. 5

Color Guard to perform at Carmel Bands Community Night on Oct. 5

Michelle Lu

October 2, 2018

Color Guard will perform alongside the marching band at the Carmel Bands Community Night at the stadium parking lot on Oct. 5. According to color guard director Rosie Queen, Community Night is one of the most eventful days of the year for the team. “Hundreds of people from our community come to support [us]. W...