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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...

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...

Performing arts department to prepare for Jazz a La Mode

Performing arts department to prepare for Jazz a La Mode

Adhi Ramkumar

April 11, 2018

The CHS performing arts department is gearing up for the upcoming Jazz a La Mode. It is on April 19, 20, and 21 at 7 p.m. in the band room (P105).

A Phe(NAMM)al Community

A Phe(NAMM)al Community

Sam Shi, Entertainment Reporter

May 18, 2017

Earlier last month, CHS earned the best Communities for Music Education Award for the fourth time in a row. The award, which is given by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), assesses whether a school district is considered an outstanding community for music education. Director of bands ...

Jazz Ensemble continues auditions until Nov. 19, results to come out shortly after

Beats

November 18, 2015

Jazz Ensemble auditions, which started on Nov. 17, will continue until Nov. 19 in three sessions that last from 7 to 7:40 a.m, according to Mike Pote, director of Jazz Ensemble I. Pote said he has looked forward to the auditions this year, especially because there seems to be more students auditio...

Performing arts department to begin band room renovations

Performing arts department to begin band room renovations

News

May 22, 2014

In order to accommodate the various band equipment and constant increase of students who participate in band, the CHS band room and percussion storage room are scheduled to undergo renovations this summer. Although director of bands Michael Pote is not completely sure what the exact dates for the reno...

Jazz bands to host Jazz a la Mode from April 24 to 26

Jazz bands to host Jazz a la Mode from April 24 to 26

entertainment

April 24, 2014

The four Carmel jazz bands will perform at Jazz a la Mode in Room P105 from April 24 to 26, according to Director of Bands Michael Pote. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m., and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at totalgatesolutions.com or at the door. What Jakub Walerstein, J...

CHS Marching Band sweeps at Avon, Lawrence Central, to prepare for ISSMA

Beats

September 27, 2011

By placing first in visual, musical and general effects over Center Grove and Decatur Central, the CHS marching band swept the competition at the Avon Invitational on Sept. 24. These results are comparable to the outcome of the Lawrence Central Invitational on Sept. 17, in which they placed first in...

Marching band to perform at Homecoming halftime show on Sept. 16, competition on Sept. 17

Beats

September 15, 2011

  The CHS marching band’s next performance is scheduled to occur during the Homecoming football game against Lawrence North on Sept. 16. Members of the band will perform their competition show, “Going Viral” during halftime at the game. “‘Going Viral’ goes with the concept o...

Marching Band to compete in Bands of America Midwest Regional on Nov. 6

Beats

October 29, 2010

The marching band will compete in the Bands of America (BOA) Midwest Regional on Nov. 6 at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The following week, it will play in the BOA National Championship on Nov. 11 - 13 at the same location. According to Michael Pote, associate director of bands, the marching...