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Senior George Huang plays his tenor saxophone. Huang currently plays multiple instruments and enjoys exploring different genres of music.

Student musicians, band directors discuss playing music for multiple genre groups

Ayaan Nadeem and Rose Clark September 27, 2022

When a person begins their journey into music, many often encourage them to stay within their chosen genre. However, senior George Huang, who began to play the acoustic guitar at age 10, has a different...

Students struggle with Zoom classes but appreciate necessity

Christian Ledbetter May 21, 2020

As COVID-19 made its way across the country, students found themselves saying goodbye as schools closed doors to keep in line with social distancing procedures to flatten the curve. As students adapted...

Chloe Chui, member of Symphony Orchestra and junior, looks over her music for the upcoming performance at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. Chui said she is looking forward to performing in Chicago on Dec. 18.

Orchestras finalizing preparations for winter concert, Midwest performance

Wendy Zhu December 10, 2019

The CHS Orchestras will perform on Dec. 12 in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium. According to director of orchestras Elisabeth Ohly-Davis, there will be two concerts: one at 6 p.m. and one at 7:30 p.m. “(The...

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...

Noah Sim, marching band member and senior, rehearses on his euphonium during summer marching band rehearsals. Sim began to play the euphonium for marching a year ago. Sim said the summer rehearsals allow for the marching band to get a head start, as well as integrate freshmen with upperclassmen.

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...

Emma Hedrick, Jazz I pianist, Main Street Jazz Band pianist and senior, alongside William “Will” Rice, Main Street Jazz Band bassist and sophomore, and Luke Belcher, Main Street Jazz Band percussionist and sophomore, rehearse for their upcoming performance at Jazz a La Mode. Hedrick said the combo has been preparing for this event for several weeks and is grateful for the encouragement given by the band faculty at this school.

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).
Band director Michael Pote conducts Wind Symphony I before school prior to the group’s ISSMA state final performance. This year, Pote has been working diligently with all the bands to play their music to the best of 
their abilities.

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...

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...

Sophomore Makela Kaopuiki plays the clarinet during band class. Director of bands Michael Pote said renovations will take place in the band room this summer. JASMINE LAM / PHOTO

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....

THE JAZZ AGE: Jakub Walerstein, Jazz Band I member and junior (in purple), practices with the jazz band before school in preparation for Jazz a la Mode. Band director Michael Pote said he expects this performance to be one of the best yet. ALICE ZHU / PHOTO

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...

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...

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