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Orchestras finalizing preparations for winter concert, Midwest performance

Chloe Chui, member of Symphony Orchestra and junior, looks over her music for the upcoming performance at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. Chui said she is looking forward to performing in Chicago on Dec. 18.

Wendy Zhu

December 10, 2019

The CHS Orchestras will perform on Dec. 12 in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium. According to director of orchestras Elisabeth Ohly-Davis, there will be two concerts: one at 6 p.m. and one at 7:30 p.m. “(The first concert is) featuring Concert G1, Concert G3, Sinfonia and Festival Orchestras,” Ohly-...

CHS orchestra students and staff discuss departure of former director

CHS orchestra students and staff discuss departure of former director

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August 16, 2016

Soo Han, former Director of Orchestras, will take a year off from CHS to begin his doctorate at Orchestral Conducting at Michigan State University. As a result, positions have changed within the conducting  staff. The orchestra program has found a new conductor, Tom Chen. Chen will be the new Associate...

Finding the Perfect Balance

Finding the Perfect Balance

News

April 20, 2016

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, one of the few months that gives music, or any art form for that matter, publicity. So, choosing to be a professional musician—a field that is not known for its job demand, much less its chances for success—can be daunting. However, Xavier Searle, Jazz I trum...

Lack of racial diversity among teachers impacts students

Kenneth Browner, U.S. History teacher and African American, teaches his class. Browner said that lack of diversity was a factor in his decision to come to CHS.

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January 22, 2015

As Kenneth Browner, U.S. History teacher and African American, contemplated whether or not he would take the teaching position at CHS, he had many considerations to make. Three years after making his momentous choice to teach at CHS, Browner recalled the role racial diversity played in his decision. “I...

Final Preparations: CHS Orchestra to attend Midwest Clinic

Final Preparations: CHS Orchestra to attend Midwest Clinic

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December 12, 2014

On Dec. 20, Symphony Orchestra will perform at the 68th annual Midwest Clinic in Chicago. The orchestra will also have the opportunity  to meet with other orchestras and teachers from around the nation and play with classical cellist Lynn Harrell. The Midwest Clinic, which began in 1946, is now a four-d...

Changes in Breathalyzer policy require Breathalyzers on all field trips

Students at prom take Breathalyzer tests prior to the event, which was held May 3. The tests are taken as precaution during Homecoming and prom. ALEX YOM / PHOTO

News

May 22, 2014

CHS’s Breathalyzer policy now requires faculty members to take portable breath alcohol testers on every field trip regardless of how big or how small it is, according to Principal John Williams. “All it is is a new tool to help implement a policy, and our policy has been that when staff members...

Symphony records audition CD for Midwest Clinic

Symphony records audition CD for Midwest Clinic

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December 13, 2013

The Symphony Orchestra is applying to perform at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic held in Chicago in December 2014. Orchestra director Elisabeth Ohly-Davis said the orchestra was scheduled to record Antonin Dvořák’s “Symphony No. 8” on Dec. 10 in order to submit it to the Midwest Clinic, a ...

Orchestras prepare for annual fall concert on Oct. 10

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October 8, 2013

According to orchestra director Soo Han, the members of the CHS orchestras are preparing for the annual fall concert, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 10 in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium. It will feature the work of all five orchestras. Symphonic Orchestra will perform two movements out...

Orchestra prepares for 4/26 competition at Pike High School

Yi Cui, Philharmonic Orchestra cello player and sophomore, practices his cello during SRT. The Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras are the two orchestras participating in the ISSMA Regionals at Pike High School on April 24. MATTHEW DEL BUSTO / PHOTO

Beats

April 25, 2013

According to Soo Han, performing arts co-department chairperson and director for orchestras, orchestra competition season is in full swing and the Regional competition begins this weekend. The Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras will go to the competition. The Philharmonic Orchestra plays at 8 p.m....

Orchestra prepares for ISSMA Competition

Yi Cui, cello player in the Philharmonic Orchestra and sophomore, prepares to take his cello out of his case before school. He said orchestra has begun to prepare for its ISSMA competition. MATTHEW DEL BUSTO / PHOTO

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April 25, 2013

Yi Cui, cello player in the Philharmonic Orchestra and sophomore, said orchestra has began to prepare for its Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) competition late April. Cui said as an orchestra they have "a lot of work to do" to get prepared for the concert. However, he said hopefully they...

Orchestra continues to prepare for March 28 Camerata Chamber Concert

Orchestra continues to prepare for March 28 Camerata Chamber Concert

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March 25, 2013

According to Soo Han, performing arts co-department chairperson and director for orchestras, the Camerata Orchestra will perform on March 28 at 7:30 p.m. with free admission in the Studio Theater. He said the Camerata Orchestra members are the leaders and top players in orchestra, and that the concert...

Orchestras prepare for ISSMA competition

FINALLY FLAWLESS: Students in the Camerata Orchestra practice music for the upcoming ISSMA competition. These student musicians have been practicing for weeks after school to make sure they are playing just right in order to win, although orchestra director Soo Han says their goal is just to do their best. AMIRA MALCOM /  PHOTO

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March 22, 2013

Every Tuesday and Thursday after school, George Gemelas, Camerata Orchestra violist and junior, rehearses with his orchestra, keeping in line with the orchestra’s rigorous schedule in preparation for ISSMA competitions coming up in late April. According to Soo Han, orchestra director and co-department...