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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

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

Sophomore Gracie Gilbert, pictured, believes rap music appeal is growing, causing a difference in perspective for high school and college students. “With so many more teens listening to rap music, their behavior and actions can be easily effected just because of the influence the music genre has,” Gilbert said.

Hannah Gretz

January 25, 2018

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...

Where Is The Love?: Retail stores should consider transitioning into a more culturally diverse music playlist during the holidays

Where Is The Love?: Retail stores should consider transitioning into a  more culturally diverse music playlist during the holidays

Anna Klauz, Reporter

December 14, 2017

In the spirit of the holiday season, the overplayed Christmas music craze has commenced. From “Santa Baby” to “White Christmas,” most of us can admit to songs like these being stuck in our heads at one point or another when coming out from our favorite retail or grocery stores. As an ethnic Jew,...

Look What Taylor Made Me Do: With Taylor Swift’s new album “Reputation” scheduled to release next month, some fans are excited for its release, others are on the fence

Junior Paige Thompson holds up three piano books of Taylor Swift’s music. Swift published the books to tell the story behind her music.

Karen Zhang, Reporter

October 26, 2017

Junior Paige Thompson is one of the 14,010 fans who went to Swift’s last concert in Indiana in 2015. “Her concerts are a lot like a theatrical performance to me,” Thompson said. “There’s a lot of stuff that goes in: the lights, the dancers. I remember that she had this really long runway...

A Phe(NAMM)al Community

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.

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 ...

Rise of Rap

RISING RAPPERS: Rappers and juniors David Chilemba (left) and Rashid

Jessica Konrad

December 12, 2016

When rappers and juniors David Chilemba and Rashid “RJ” Conteh come home from school, their main focus isn’t studying, socializing with friends or going to sports practice. For Chilemba and Conteh, their first order of business is writing music for their mixtape, which they plan to release Dec...

Quick Tips: Earphones

Quick Tips: Earphones

Pranav Sriram, Web Copy Editor

November 10, 2016

Everyone has had their earphones and/or headphones break on them at some point. Whether its only one of the two earbuds working, the cord breaking, or a whole host of various problems, we have all had to deal with earphone problems at some point or another. In particular, this is an absolutely huge...

CHS’s annual fall band and orchestra concert to be on Oct. 5 and 6, respectively

CHS’s annual fall band and orchestra concert to be on Oct. 5 and 6, respectively

James Yin, Reporter

October 5, 2016

CHS will host its annual fall band concert on Oct. 5. According to band director Mike Pote, the fall band concert will feature all of the concert bands. “All six concert bands are going to perform. We do it in two concert, so there’s a 6 o’clock performance and a 7:30 performance, and each o...

Rock fans reflect on the changes of rock bands as the 25th anniversary of albums approach

Rock fans reflect on the changes of rock  bands as the 25th anniversary of albums approach

Sameen Siddiqui, Reporter

September 16, 2016

Carmel’s School of Rock will host an “Albums of 1991” show to commemorate the 25th anniversary of many rock albums. Dave Lawson, instructor and co-music director for Carmel’s School of Rock, is directing “Albums of 1991.” The show, which had its debut on Sept. 10 in the Britton Banquet room,...

Student musicians use social media as platform to promote musical careers

Student musicians use social media as platform to promote musical careers

Jessica Konrad

May 19, 2016

As freshman Morgan Koontz gets ready in her bathroom, she thinks about the video she’s going to post tonight. She plans to sing “Hello” by Adele, feeling immense pressure to hit each note perfectly, and for good reason. Koontz boasts 140,000 followers and counting on her Instagram page @morgansin...