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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.

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 time they had before the school year ended. This was before COVID-19 became a pandemic and CCS close...

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 for the importance of performing arts education in schools across the country. As a member of the orchest...

Students, friends should attend more performing arts events than just Holiday Spectacular

Students, friends should attend more performing arts events than just Holiday Spectacular

Emily Carlisle

December 12, 2019

Many students and community members attend Holiday Spectacular, otherwise known as Spec, which is the Carmel Choir program’s largest event. As a member of Accents, our all-female top competition choir, I love Holiday Spectacular season, especially after seeing so many familiar faces in the audience...

Students, Athletic Director Jim Inskeep offer their view on the new “Step Up to Sexual Assault Program”

Students, Athletic Director Jim Inskeep offer their view on the new

Emily Sandy and Lillian He

September 20, 2019

Q & A with Athletic Director Jim Inskeep Why was this program implemented at Carmel High School? In the summer of 2018, some of the district administrators, myself and (Principal Thomas) Harmas, started talking about ways that we could better educate and protect our students. Over the years, ...

Step Up to Sexual Assault: Administration, students focus on importance of new sexual assault prevention presentation

The men’s tennis and football teams watch the “Step Up to Sexual Assault” presentation. The presentation was shown to the athletics and performing arts departments and student government this year.

Kassandra Darnell

September 20, 2019

Logan Sandlin, varsity track and junior varsity cross-country runner and senior, sits among his teammates in the auditorium before practice as he listens to the “Step Up to Stop Sexual Assault” presentation. The presentation is a new program being presented to the athletics and performing arts department...

Choirs to rehearse repertoire for choral showcase, Kouns says

Choir students prepare for the upcoming choir concert during an after school rehearsal. Kouns said tickets for the choral showcase are $5 and can be bought either at the door or in advance in the performing arts department office.

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...

Orchestras to rehearse repertoire for chamber music recital, Ohly-Davis says

Selin Oh, Camerata Orchestra cellist and senior, reviews her chamber music at the beginning of SRT. Ohly-Davis said light refreshments, namely cookies and punch, will be served at the event.

Adhi Ramkumar

January 23, 2019

The CHS performing arts department is gearing up for the upcoming chamber music recital, in the orchestra room (P100) on Jan. 30 at 5 p.m. According to director of orchestras Elisabeth Ohly-Davis, this recital is unique because students are presented with the opportunity to gain team-working skill...

Orchestras to rehearse repertoire for winter concert, Ohly-Davis says

Adhi Ramkumar

December 4, 2018

The orchestra division is putting finishing touches on its upcoming winter orchestra concert on Dec. 13 at 6 and 8 p.m. in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium (two different performances). According to director of orchestras Elisabeth Ohly-Davis, this concert is unique because the symphony orchestra will...

The Dark Side: Fall play “The Sparrow” to incorporate darker themes, more serious aspects than past plays

SETTING THE SCENE (RIGHT): Senior Mady Phillips acts out one of her scenes in the play. This year’s play will be a more dramatic one compared to previous plays and will hopefully appeal to the audiences’ emotions.

Livvie Hurley

November 16, 2018

Most people are familiar with the quirky, comedic plays that students put on seasonally, but according to actor and junior Luke Vreeman, this year’s fall play, “The Sparrow,” which opened yesterday in the Studio Theater and continues through Saturday, surrounds a darker storyline. Vreeman s...

Accents, Ambassadors rehearse music, organize logistics for Choir Cabaret, Auction on Oct. 20

Choir members practice as a group after school in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium. Kouns said she hopes to see a large turnout at the Choir Cabaret and Auction.

Adhi Ramkumar

October 3, 2018

The Accents and Ambassadors are rehearsing choreographies and organizing logistical details for the Choir Cabaret and Auction on Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. in the Freshman Cafeteria. According to director of choirs Kathrine Kouns, the Choir Cabaret and Auction is an engaging way to collect funds for travel e...

Q&A with tech theater director Andrew Okerson

Q&A with tech theater director Andrew Okerson

Veronica Teeter

September 21, 2018

Who are you, described in one sentence? “My name is Andrew Okerson. And to describe myself in one sentence, I would say: I am a creative dog lover. That’s my sentence.” Did you take a similar class when you were in school? “Oh yeah, I was in the tech crew all four years of high school. I ...

On the Edge of Tradition: CHS’ first fall musical aims to set new tradition

Performer and sophomore Jack Ducat (right) and performer and senior Chase LaPlante (left) practice during rehearsal. Performers have three weeks less of rehearsal than they did for “The Little Mermaid.”

Ashwin Prasad

September 21, 2018

Tonight, the performing arts department will embark on a new tradition with its first, of what it hopes to be annual, fall musical: “Edges.” This musical is a song cycle composed by American songwriting duo Pasek & Paul, and its central message is about growth and self-discovery. Director Samuel...