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Q&A with CHS’ New Choir Director Anna Debard

Q&A with CHS’ New Choir Director Anna Debard

September 20, 2019

What roles do you have? I’m the lead director of New Edition and Rhapsody, I am one of the directors for Expressions, I am the lead teacher for applied music classes and I will direct the musical. What excites you about working at a school like CHS? All of the students and all of the different opportunit...

Choirs finish auditions, begin preparations for spring concert

Choirs finish auditions, begin preparations for spring concert

Josie Cruzan

March 22, 2019

The choirs finished auditions in the first week of March, and now the three choir directors, Katherine Kouns, Kyle Barker and Sam Chenoweth, are working to place the students who auditioned into the choirs that the directors feel are the best fit. Choir placements will be announced the week of March 24 t...

The Art of Electives: Art electives shape seniors’ high school experience, plans for future

The Art of Electives: Art electives shape seniors’ high school experience, plans for future

Emily Carlisle, Isabella White

March 22, 2019

English, math, science and history courses—these are all classes which aim to both educate and broaden the minds of teenagers all across the country. Ever day at CHS students across all four grades find themselves slumped in desks, teachers lecturing on the fundamentals of radicals or the importance of t...

Choirs to rehearse repertoire for show choir concert, Kouns says

Choirs to rehearse repertoire for show choir concert, Kouns says

Adhi Ramkumar

March 5, 2019

The CHS performing arts department is making final preparations for the upcoming show choir concert on March 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium. According to director of choirs Kathrine Kouns, the show choir concert will feature three competitive show choirs: Ambassadors, Accents and N...

Choirs finish auditions, begin competition season, prepare for the choral showcase

Choirs finish auditions, begin competition season, prepare for the choral showcase

Josie Cruzan

February 27, 2019

Choir auditions, which began on Jan. 10, ended with the first round of dance auditions on Feb. 19 for students who wish to join one of the schools show-choirs. Director of choirs Katherine Kouns said, “This audition group looks about the same so far. It’s about the same number as in previous years, ...

A New Addition to New Edition: New student enters CHS choir program; choir students contemplate ways to reduce stress with school, extracurriculars

A New Addition to New Edition: New student enters CHS choir program; choir students contemplate ways to reduce stress with school, extracurriculars

February 22, 2019

As the third quarter rolls on, most students here only adapt to a new grading period, but some, like sophomore Ian Wang, must adjust to a new school as well. For Wang, who transferred from North Central, the adjustment has been particularly acute as he has also joined New Edition, a CHS show choir. ...

Choirs to rehearse repertoire for choral showcase, Kouns says

Choirs to rehearse repertoire for choral showcase, Kouns says

Adhi Ramkumar

February 13, 2019

The CHS performing arts department is making final preparations for the upcoming choral showcase on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium. According to director of choirs Katherine Kouns, the choral showcase this year will feature all the choir ensembles excluding the competitive show ch...

Accents to compete in first show choir competition of the school year

Accents to compete in first show choir competition of the school year

Alina Yu

February 2, 2019

On Feb. 16, the Accents will travel to Center Grove High School for their first show choir competition of the school year and will perform their set at 11 a.m. According to director of choirs Kathrine Kouns, the Center Grove High School competition is a very good contest that provides a great facility, a...

Choirs prepare for Auditions, Choral Showcase

Choirs prepare for Auditions, Choral Showcase

Josie Cruzan

January 31, 2019

Students from all of the choirs except Counterpoints and Expressions recently went on the Applied Music trip to New York City, getting back on Jan. 21. In addition, the choirs are currently in audition season, which will run until March. Director of choirs Katherine Kouns said that students are...

Choirs begin preparing for competitions, auditions

Choirs begin preparing for competitions, auditions

Josie Cruzan

January 13, 2019

The competition season for New Edition, Accents and Ambassadors will begin Feb. 15. The first competition will be at Center Grove High School. The choirs are currently preparing for those competitions. In addition, auditions for next years choir placements are taking place. Lindsay Vrobel, Rhapsody m...

(Per)forming New Groups: Orchestra and choir alter programs based on students’ changing needs

(Per)forming New Groups: Orchestra and choir alter programs based on students’ changing needs

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September 16, 2015

Due to a rapidly changing and expanding student body, the performing arts department established and reformed the New Edition choir and the Festival Orchestra this year to meet students’ needs. Catherine Qing, Festival Orchestra member and sophomore, said, “(The directors) wanted to do something...