Show choir competitions are beneficial for choir students

Yumi Colombo, Accents member and junior (left) along with other members of Accents practice the set choreography during a Wednesday night rehearsal.  Colombo said practicing long hours has motivated the choir to work towards improvement as well as create a close bond among the girls.

Kassandra Darnell

February 21, 2020

Yumi Colombo, Accents member and junior, spends her SRT in room P118 working with her choir director to perfect the dances the Accents are learning for their competition set. When Colombo isn’t in SRT for choir, she also attends required evening rehearsals, where she gets to sing and dance with he...

All(egro) In: Carmel Choirs adds second all-girls competing ensemble this school year

Sophomore Meg Shaffer (left), junior Lindsay Vrobel (middle) and sophomore Ava Reynolds (right) practice the choreography in class. Vrobel said Allegro will learn new choreography this year to perform 
at concerts.

Emily Carlisle

September 20, 2019

The choir program has added a new competition choir to the mix. As of last year, there were three show choirs: New Edition, Accents, and Ambassadors.  This year, CHS launches a fourth group,  Allegro, into the competition world. While Allegro, an all-girls intermediate choir, has existed for several ...

Choirs to rehearse repertoire for show choir concert, Kouns says

Ambassadors members prepare for the upcoming choir concert during an after-school rehearsal. Kouns said she hopes the show choir concert will be a wonderful closing to the competition season.

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...

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

New Edition rehearses after school as competitions approach next week. Sam Chenoweth, associate director of choirs, said time management becomes crucial during competition season and prepares members well for the future.

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. ...

Ambassadors to perform in Europe April 2 to 12

SETTING THE STAGE: The Ambassadors rehearse a number in preparation for their trip to Europe. Member and junior Kate Urbanowski said each choir member works diligently and attends before and after-school rehearsals to set them up for success. MIKAELA GEORGE / PHOTO


March 27, 2014

Ever since Carmel’s most prestigious choir, the Ambassadors, was offered the opportunity to perform a choreographed and choral show in Europe from April 2 to 12, member and junior Kate Urbanowski said she has been excited for the possibility of leaving the country for the first time and acquiring new...

Ambassadors to perform at MIC Festival

Laura Ellsworth, member of Accents and junior, performs a solo in “Taylor the Latte Boy.” The fall choral concert took place on Sept. 24 in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium at 7.30 p.m. CRYSTAL CHEN / PHOTO

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September 30, 2012

Ambassadors will perform at the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference (MIC) Choral Festival on Oct. 1 at 6.30 p.m at the Indiana State University Tilson Music Hall. According to Elizabeth Palmer, member of Ambassadors and senior, students will leave from CHS at 6:45 a.m. and rehearse all day with ...

Accents and Ambassadors competing March 10 and 17


March 8, 2012

The Accents and Ambassadors are making final preparations for competition. Both groups will go to Carroll High School on March 10 and North Central on March 17. Admission to the contests are about $15 for the entire day, or $10 for a day or night session. At Carroll, the Accents will perform at 11:35...

Performing arts activities prepare for spring shows

SHOW-OFF: Members of the Accents show choir practice their routine at an after-school rehearsal. Their competitions start on March 10. Amira Malcom / Photo


February 23, 2012

Band Practices for Jazz at the Ritz For the 26th year, Carmel jazz bands will perform at an event which includes music, dancing and food, according to jazz band director Andy Cook. However, the tradition has changed for the upcoming show. This year the event, which has typically taken place at the I...

Ambassadors preparing for Feb. 18 competition


February 14, 2012

The CHS Ambassadors show choir is preparing for its competition on Feb. 18 at Homestead High School in Ft. Wayne. The Ambassadors will perform at 3 p.m. that day. According to choir director Lamonte Kuskye, songs included in the competition set include everything from Broadway to pop styles of music. "I...