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Rock Bottom?: CHS students, head of WHJE examine rap recently overtaking rock music for most popular music genre

Rock Bottom?: CHS students, head of WHJE examine rap recently overtaking rock music for most popular music genre

Jesse Cooper, Isabella White

December 13, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Recent Updates

Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Little Richard, Ray Charles, and The Rolling Stones—these are the names of the people and bands who contributed to the birth of the rock genre. The electric guitar, the bass, the drums and the lead vocals all create the sound that can make people so excited that they br...

Popping Into Holiday Music: Upbeat nature of pop-style holiday music is superior to classic holiday music

Popping Into Holiday Music: Upbeat nature of pop-style holiday music is superior to classic holiday music

Hannah Gretz

December 13, 2018


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Print, Print Columnists, Recent Updates

From November to January, holiday music is and will be heard everywhere you go. Department stores, car radios, grocery stores, you name it. But, while classic holiday songs are festive and enjoyable, I cannot help but feel pulled toward pop-style holiday music instead. Don’t get me wrong, I do of...

A Major Development: Orchestra students to share stage with Carmel Symphony Orchestra this Sunday

A Major Development: Orchestra students to share stage with  Carmel Symphony Orchestra this Sunday

Isabella White

November 16, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Recent Updates

This sunday at 4 p.m., for the first time, the CHS Symphony and Camerata orchestras, the most prestigious orchestras, will take the stage with the Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) at the Palladium. Selin Oh, Camerata cellist and senior, said she is extremely excited to be part of this event. “It’s a...

Lyrical Mentality: Students, staff reflect on negative stereotypes surrounding rap, how music affects their daily lives

Lyrical Mentality: Students, staff reflect on negative stereotypes surrounding rap, how music affects their daily lives

Ashwin Prasad, Marvin Fan

October 25, 2018


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Every day, rapper and sophomore Isaac Brown tunes in to rap music. At the same time, Annie Kim, officer of the Share The Music Club and sophomore, can be found listening to or playing classical music, while Sam Chenoweth, associate director of choirs, turns on musical theater he enjoys. The three said mus...

Carmel Electric Ensemble arranges first concert for Oct. 18

Kiertsten Riedford

October 11, 2018


Filed under CLUBS, Online Only, Recent Updates

Carmel Electric Ensemble has scheduled their first concert to be on Oct. 18 in the commons at 7:20 a.m. The club has been practicing three set songs, one being “Libertango” by Astor Piazzolla. “We are working the hardest on Libertango because the piece itself is challenging to get in tune and...

Pride and Prejudice: With upcoming Indy Pride Festival, students discuss how LGBT+ community is represented in media

Pride and Prejudice: With upcoming Indy Pride Festival, students discuss how LGBT+ community is represented in media

Kassandra Darnell, Entertainment Reporter

May 18, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Recent Updates

The indy Pride Festival will occur on June 9 in downtown Indianapolis, and according to Chris Handberg, executive director of the pride festival, it provides the LGBT+ community a place where they can feel safe, accepted and represented. Events like the pride festival also shed light on the LGBT+ com...

The (Band) Purge: Band program should consider adding another band to accomodate for unfair placement

The (Band) Purge: Band program should consider adding  another band to accomodate for unfair placement

Amy Zhou, Entertainment Editor

May 18, 2018


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Recent Updates

Having been in the Carmel High School band program for all four years, I’ve seen a lot of changes take place. Before high school, you can choose to audition to be placed into a higher group right out of the gate. However, one trend I’ve noticed is that the band program is becoming significantly larg...

Make Carmel Musical: CHS students should support “Rebirth” concert series, music scene in Carmel

Make Carmel Musical: CHS students should support “Rebirth” concert series, music scene in Carmel

Emily Worrell

April 20, 2018


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Print Columnists, Recent Updates

On March 10, Shark Mouth Productions launched their “Rebirth of a Music Scene” concert series at the Carmel Apprentice Theatre (CAT) in downtown Carmel. As someone who has always wanted to go to concerts but rarely had the opportunity, I was extremely excited by the prospect of a safe, local conce...

Rebirth of a Music Scene: Students at this school discuss performance today at Cat in Carmel

Rebirth of a Music Scene: Students at this school discuss performance today at Cat in Carmel

Veronica Teeter

March 10, 2018


Filed under Carmel Community, Online Only, Recent Updates, Top Story, Uncategorized

Audiences can come see four bands, Harvey and the Car Cats, Stapes, ParkView, and Castaway Tail perform on March 10, at the Cat in Carmel. The concert, titled Rebirth of a Music Scene, is produced by Nick Shelton with help from Bernie Szuhaj. The performance is meant to be a safe place for people to c...

Take Note: CHS should consider benefits of offering AP Music Theory for students

Take Note: CHS should consider benefits of offering AP Music Theory for students

Jessica Konrad, Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Print Columnists, Recent Updates

While skimming the program of studies in the process of scheduling for next year, I noticed a glaring discrepancy within the performing arts section. Known for its history of excellence, the CHS performing arts department offers students an extensive array of advanced musical ensembles. However, when ...

Rapping Up Music Genres

Rapping Up Music Genres

Hannah Gretz

January 25, 2018


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With the scheduled release of many new songs and albums by a variety of artists, such as Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West and more, the history of music and the history of rap is taken into consideration by those opening up their ears and minds to it. Kyle Adams, associate professor of (music th...