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Superintendent Michael Beresford sits at his desk. He said he thinks newly elected board member Louise Jackson will be a great addition to the school board.

New board member Louise Jackson joins CCS during school board appreciation week

Grace Xu January 11, 2021

Starting from the first Carmel Clay Schools (CCS) board meeting of 2021 on Jan. 11, newly elected board member Louise Jackson, along with reelected incumbent Katie Browning, will be sworn in. Jan. 11 also...

Junior Claire Qu quickly studies for her AP U.S. History final during passing period. Qu said that finals week was especially stressful given her course schedule.

Students, teachers discuss the value of taking higher level courses

Kiersten Riedford January 8, 2021

There is a common stereotype for a student’s junior year, and it is simple: it can be chaotic. For junior Varsha Chandramouli, “chaotic” is an understatement regarding her academic standpoint. Chandramouli...

Students in Carmel Orchestras take precautionary measures against COVID-19

Jasmine Zhang September 30, 2020

As school starts up, students in Carmel Orchestras attend after-school rehearsals. Carmel Orchestras are taking precautionary measures in order to prevent students from being infected. Rachel Wu, a member...

 Senior Alyssa Smith practices Holiday Spectacular music for the upcoming show. Smith said she has participated in Holiday Spectacular for a couple of years and has enjoyed it every time.

Performing Arts department prepares for Holiday Spectacular

Tara Kandallu November 20, 2019

Members of Wind Symphony I, Camerata Orchestra, and Symphony Orchestra continue to practice after school for the Holiday Spectacular performances that will take place on Dec. 4, 5, 7 and 8.   Alyssa...

Elisabeth Ohly-Davis, director of orchestras, leads students in practicing pieces during their B4 Philharmonic Orchestra. Philharmonic orchestra will perform at the second concert of the night on Oct. 15.

All orchestras to perform on Oct. 15

Tara Kandallu October 13, 2019

On Oct. 15, members of all the orchestras will perform at Dale E. Graham Auditorium at CHS. This concert, which falls a week before it usually does, is the first orchestra concert of the year.   Elisabeth...

Chloe Chui, member of Symphony Orchestra and sophomore, takes her violin from her locker. She said she is excited to perform at the Palladium and hopes the concert goes smoothly.

Orchestras preparing for Palladium concert, banquet

Wendy Zhu May 14, 2019

The CHS Orchestras will perform their spring concert at the Palladium tonight at 6 p.m. “We’re all really excited for our final concert of the year,” director of orchestras Elisabeth Ohly-Davis said....

Noah Tan, member of Philharmonic Orchestra and sophomore, takes his
cello out of its case before after school rehearsal. He said the main
focus of his orchestra class for the past few weeks has been to
prepare their chamber music and contest music.

Orchestras practicing for rescheduled chamber music concert

Wendy Zhu February 7, 2019

The CHS orchestras will host their chamber music concert, which was originally scheduled to be on Jan. 30, on Feb. 8 in Room P100. Director of orchestras Elisabeth Ohly-Davis said the Philharmonic, Symphony...

Chloe Chui, member of Symphony Orchestra and sophomore, unlocks her violin locker. After going through her pieces in class, Chui said she wanted to take her instrument home for more practice for the upcoming concert. “We’ve been working hard on our pieces, and I really hope it turns out well,” Chui said.

Orchestras practicing for winter concert, recordings

Wendy Zhu December 10, 2018

The CHS orchestras will have their winter concert on Dec. 13 in the Dale E. Graham Auditorium. All orchestras will be performing at this concert, and according to director of orchestras Elisabeth Ohly-Davis,...

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...

CHS orchestra students and staff discuss departure of former director

CHS orchestra students and staff discuss departure of former director

entertainment 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 ...

May Zhang, Concert Orchestra member and freshman, fingers her violin in an individual playing room during SRT. She was playing “Allegro Brillante”.

Orchestra to forgo chamber music this year

Beats January 9, 2015

According to assistant orchestra director Elisabeth Ohly-Davis, orchestra members typically work on chamber music, music played in small groups of musicians, during the beginning of the second semester....

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