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Q&A with new orchestra teacher Nicole DeGuire

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

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

(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.
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...

Students continue rehearsing despite event cancelations

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

Carmel Electric Ensemble to schedule future rehearsal

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.
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...

Orchestra chamber groups to perform on Jan. 29

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

01.23 Entertainment Briefs

01.23 Entertainment Briefs
January 23, 2020

Carmel Electric Ensemble to meet the week of Nov. 18

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.
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...

Carmel Electric Ensemble to host promo concert on Dec. 12

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.”
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,...

Orchestras continue to prepare for upcoming fall concert, Midwest Clinic

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.
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...

Orchestras practicing for upcoming fall concert

Olivia White, Philharmonic Orchestra member and junior, looks over her concert music. White said she has been recording herself practicing the music to keep track of her progress and use different practice techniques.
October 2, 2019

Over the past few weeks, the CHS orchestras have been practicing for their fall concert, which will be on Oct. 15 in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium. According to orchestra director Elisabeth Ohly-Davis,...

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