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With in-person classes canceled, sophomores Abigail Ko, Natsume Wu continue to train as violin soloists at Indiana University (IU) pre-college String Academy program

A WHOLE NEW EXPERIENCE:
Sophomore Abigail Ko practices at the IU Jacobs School of Music as a part of the pre-college String Academy program. Ko said there is nothing like the program in Indiana and it’s the best she has experienced.

Christian Ledbetter

April 23, 2020

Abigail Ko When did you first play violin? “I think I was 5 or 6 and my friend's mom was a violin teacher and I was at that friend's house. I saw a girl come in and she was playing having her lesson and I wanted to play. That's how I started." What are the classes that you take at IU like?  “It happens ev...

English teacher Chad Andrews is a professional disc jockey (DJ)

Chad Andrews, DJ and English teacher, mixes music for the Yule Ball at the Carmel Clay Public Library. The event, inspired by the dance of the same name in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, was filled with food, music and dancing.

Cady Armstrong

March 20, 2020

How did you first get into Djing? I first got into DJing when I was 14 years old. I just really enjoyed music. I wanted to do something, but I really didn't find my niche. I was in (a) band but it wasn’t my passion. The other reason was my stepfather was a radio DJ and I really liked watching him...

Media Playlist: Over the 月亮 (Moon) [MUSE]

Media Playlist: Over the 月亮 (Moon) [MUSE]

Grace Xu

January 25, 2020

Happy Lunar New Year! In honor of today being Chinese New Year, I’ve compiled a list of various Chinese pop culture recommendations, from music to TV shows to YouTube channels. As a Chinese American, I think Chinese pop culture is especially underrated and not easily accessible in America. Because ...

Pep band provides opportunities to apply students’ musical ability into other school events in low-stress environment

Junior Andrew (Andy) Schmidt plays around on his french horn during a break in Wind Symphony III. He said his favorite part of concert band is playing different types of music and the class helps him reenergize before the rest of his school day.

Valliei Chandrakumar

January 23, 2020

Sophomore Sierra Hunnicutt plays bassoon for Wind Symphony III, the Marching Greyhound and the Bassoon Ensemble. She is also a member of the CHS pep band, which plays during basketball games. She said compared to other musical extracurriculars, pep band removes the pressure on herself to improve and inst...

YouTube Playlist: Lofi Music for “Hifi” Studying [MUSE]

YouTube Playlist: Lofi Music for “Hifi” Studying [MUSE]

Grace Xu

December 12, 2019

As finals week approaches with no sign of stopping (unfortunately), here is a list of curated study music. Rather than the usual Spotify playlist, however, I’ve chosen to recommend a list of my favorite study music YouTube channels. They’re all gems filled with a whole curation of study music of thei...

Music Playlist: November Thanks [MUSE]

Music Playlist: November Thanks [MUSE]

Grace Xu and Shruthi Ravichandran

November 27, 2019

With Thanksgiving tomorrow, here’s a playlist to celebrate friends, family, and yourself. Immerse yourself in the lyrics and join the artists in being happy with the present and looking forward to the future. Check out the playlist on Spotify at: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5XOtlQvc2Kj7IXMixNvUAg?si=40p3oHCjRtSUpjiLoUEQuA.  ___________________ Playlist: November Thanks Pumpkin pies, giving thanks, dinner tables, cozy feelings, family time, lovely friends, war...

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 ...

Drop The Beat: Spotify should be unrestricted on school internet

Drop The Beat: Spotify should be unrestricted on school internet

Ray Mo

October 24, 2019

Iam an avid Spotify user. Each morning, I wake up to the sound of lo-fi hip hop. In the car, I jam out to my favorite Spotify beats. Even when I am studying, I listen to instrumental music. But for the seven hours of my day that I am in school, I can do none of these things. Spotify is banned on school...

Musician Spotlight: SoundCloud artist, junior Jiwhan Kim creates, publishes unique music

GRIND NEVER STOPS:
Jiwhan Kim, SoundCloud artist and junior, creates music at home using a microphone and computer software. Kim said his love for music motivates him to create beats.

Christian Ledbetter

October 24, 2019

How would you describe the genre of your music and your style? “It would definitely be like rap, trap or hip hop. But I’m not always (doing) rap, trap, or hip hop. I love every genre of music; I respect every genre of music, and I feel like I have my own vibe in the music. If someone listens to ...

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

FOR THE BAND:
Senior Katy Carson plays the baritone during marching band rehearsal. She said she was motivated to learn to play the instrument after joining the band.

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...