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Freshman Carolyn Jia plays her instrument in preparation for ISSMA. She practices independently, in private lessons and in Concert Orchestra so she can perform well in ISSMA, even though it is virtual this year.

Orchestra, band students prepare for ISSMA while following COVID-19 guidelines

Michelle Wan March 22, 2021

As ISSMA  (Indiana State School Musical Association) season begins,  the CHS orchestras and bands at this school have been practicing and preparing for their competitions while taking precautions for...

New teacher Nicole DeGuire conducts her CHS orchestra class. She said that Carmel has a very talented and competitive orchestra program.

Q&A with new orchestra teacher Nicole DeGuire

Jillian Moore September 25, 2020

Where are you from? “So originally, I grew up in Rochester Mich. and then I did my bachelor's of music (degree) in violin performance at Butler University, where I went to Eastman School of Music...

(Submitted photo) In January, the Art Club hosted a Bob Ross event. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, all of the events planned for Art Club and the National Art Honors Society have been cancelled.

Members of art-focused clubs debate whether unequal distribution of 2020 City of Carmel Arts Grants is justifiable

Valliei Chandrakumar April 9, 2020

Earlier this month, the City of Carmel, in accordance with the 2020 Arts Grant Program, donated $3,500 to the Carmel High School Orchestra Parents Club. The CHS Art Club and National Art Honor Society...

Accents director Katie Kouns plays piano during evening rehearsal on February 6th. The Accents’ competition season was cut short due to COVID-19 cancellations.

Students continue rehearsing despite event cancelations

Christian Ledbetter March 31, 2020

For Hannah Leonard, choir student and senior, choir was the highlight of her school day. She said after four years of being in the program, she had grown close to her fellow members, enjoying the limited...

Entertainment Briefs 03.20

Entertainment Briefs 03.20

Tessa Collinson March 20, 2020

The information in this issue—originally scheduled for publication on March 20—was written and produced prior to news regarding school cancellation from the COVID-19 virus. Some information may be...

With March recognized as Music in Our Schools Month, students should appreciate music educators’ efforts of maintaining developed performing arts programs

With March recognized as Music in Our Schools Month, students should appreciate music educators’ efforts of maintaining developed performing arts programs

Natalie Khamis February 21, 2020

Within the realm of music education, March is known as Music in Our Schools Month. According to the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), this month-long initiative is dedicated to raise awareness...

Jiwon Yu, Carmel Electric Ensemble’s president and senior, focuses on playing a song that she played at the ensemble’s first concert on Dec. 14. The members are planning to meet at some point during the second semester before their spring concert, but the rehearsal date is not yet official.

Carmel Electric Ensemble to schedule future rehearsal

Kiersten Riedford February 5, 2020

The Carmel Electric Ensemble is planning to schedule a rehearsal during the upcoming months, but the date is not yet official. The ensemble members met during the first semester to prepare for their concert...

Elisabeth Ohly-Davis, director of orchestras, shows students how to play a song by demonstrating on the cello.

Orchestra chamber groups to perform on Jan. 29

Tara Kandallu January 27, 2020

On Jan. 29, members of Wind Symphony I and Philharmonic Orchestra will perform with their chamber groups, which are ensembles of three to five students usually playing a variety of string instruments,...

As she plays the electric violin, Jiwon Yu, the Carmel Electric Ensemble’s president and senior, practices the music she will play at the ensemble’s first rehearsal. The ensemble will host a promotional concert in the commons the morning of Dec. 12.

Carmel Electric Ensemble to meet the week of Nov. 18

November 12, 2019

The Carmel Electric Ensemble members plan to meet for a rehearsal the week of Nov. 18. Jiwon Yu, the club’s president and senior, said she is looking forward to the ensemble’s first meeting. “(The...

Playing on the electric violin, Jiwon Yu, the club’s president and senior, practices the bowing skills and basics that she strongly advises other members of the Carmel Electric Ensemble to focus on until the first rehearsal and the promo concert set for Dec. 12. Yu said a reminder for the members is to “bring your bows so we can play.”

Carmel Electric Ensemble to host promo concert on Dec. 12

Kiersten Riedford October 17, 2019

The Carmel Electric Ensemble is continuing to postpone rehearsals until the second semester of the school year but is looking to have a promo concert on Dec. 12 in the morning in the commons. Jiwon Yu,...

Chloe Chui, member of Symphony Orchestra and junior, looks over her concert music before school. Chui said that in the final weeks before the fall concert, she has been focusing on adding musicality to her pieces and refining her playing.

Orchestras continue to prepare for upcoming fall concert, Midwest Clinic

Wendy Zhu October 14, 2019

The CHS orchestras continue to practice for their fall concert that will take place on Oct. 15 in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium. According to director of orchestras Elisabeth Ohly-Davis, the concert will...

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