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 Some information may be outdated or inaccurate as a result. Student staff members worked hard to produce this content and, d...

Choirs continue spring concert series and prepare for next year

Director of choirs Katherine Kouns responds to an email from her daughter’s teacher in her office on April 8. Her daughter is a fourth grader at Carmel Elementary, and is a part of the school’s film club.

Josie Cruzan

April 16, 2019

Over spring break, choir results for next year were released to the students who auditioned. The audition process lasted from early January to early March. Now, choir students are conferencing with faculty about their auditions. Director of choirs Katherine Kouns said, “It’s always a fun time full of ...

Choirs finish auditions, begin preparations for spring concert

Director of Choirs Katherine Kouns sends an email to Jeff Worrell, a member of the Chamber of Commerce on March 7 in her office. The email was in regards to possible promotion of Select Sound’s Ear Candy concert, which will take place two days after they return from Washington D.C.

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...

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

Director of choirs Katherine Kouns responds to emails in her office on Feb. 15. “As far as the dance audition goes, it’s just really difficult to tell until we get there. Every year there are people that really come out of the woodwork and surprise us and are just amazing.” Kouns said.

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, ...

Senior Nathan Aditya

Nathan Aditya, Select Sound member and senior, rehearses one of the many popular Christmas songs that Select Sound has prepared for the holiday season. They will sing these carols throughout December for their caroling and in Holiday Spectacular­—the annual festive concert that all of the choirs participate in

Kassandra Darnell

December 13, 2018

“I’m part of Select Sound, which is the audition only a capella group, and what we do during the holidays is go around to retirement homes, other schools, charities (and) fundraisers, and we carol. It’s really good because not only do we draw a lot of people in, (but it’s also) good for us ...

Sweet Melody: CHS a capella group Select Sound finds voice as new choir in time for concert

SING IT: Director Katherin Kouns gives instructions to the class. A capella groups rely solely on the sounds that are produced from their voices and other instrumental sounds from beatboxing, snapping or clapping.

Hannah Gretz

March 23, 2018

As a school with 10 choirs, Select Sound prepares to take the stage as a single choir for the second year in a row. The concert, “Ear Candy,” will entail a multitude of pieces, sung a capella, by the choir. “Last year was the first year we had ever done an ‘Ear Candy’ concert,” choir d...

Choir program removes one group, adds another


August 27, 2011

This year, the choir program removed Blue and Gold Connection and added Blue and Gold Singers and Select Sound, according to choir director Diana Gillespie. Due to a majority of girls and a disparity in age and experience, the choir directors decided to get rid of the mixed choir (both boys and girl...