The Observer

Keep an eye (and ear) out for our fellow musicians

WCHS home football games would not be complete without Pep Band cheering on our fellow Bulldogs.

By Riley Hurr, Editor-In-Chief

February 4, 2020

One of the biggest supporters at our football games. One of the biggest supporters in our musicals. One of the biggest supporters representing WCHS. Musicians.  From Pep Band, Jazz Band, Concert Band to more, this great group of talented musicians never cease to amaze. With their annual trips to...

“Visiting Musicians” volunteer for senior citizens


By Sophie Liss, Sports Editor

February 7, 2018

CHS is home to many talented music groups, ranging from choral groups such as Show-Stoppers and Voices of a Generation to the skillful band and orchestra, but the CHS Visiting Musicians add a whole new level of variety to the music CHS has to offer. The CHS Visiting Musicians club travels to different senior citi...

CHS bands represent in All-State, All-County

Students perform in the All-State Band performance in Feb. 2014.Some students are part of the CHS, All-County and All-State bands.

By Emily Wang and Balbina Yang

December 22, 2015

With over 30 percent of all CHS band students involved in either All-State or All-County Band, it is no wonder that CHS has won many awards for its performing arts. Beginning practice in January and February of 2016, the All-State and All-County Bands are just a few of the many outside ensembles...

Band caroling spreads cheer

Band members participate in the yearly winter tradition of caroling around school during the last day before winter break.

By Emiliana Cardinale, Production Manager

December 15, 2015

Right before students and staff leave for winter break, on Dec. 23, students from CHS band will spread the holiday cheer by caroling around the school during lunch and afternoon classes. The caroling tradition began three years ago and has been kept alive by students. When she was a freshmen, current...

CHS Band Performs

CHS Band Performs

By Rebekah Sklute, Circulation Manager

October 14, 2015

The CHS Band featuring the Concert band, Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony hosted the Fall Concert Oct. 13th. They played music with a primary feeling of somberness and ended with exhilaration. Songs they played included Procession of the Sorcerers, Adrenaline Engines, Maiden Voyage, Music...

Senior’s Band to play at After-Prom

Senior's Band to play at After-Prom

By Danielle Kiefer, Senior Writer

May 14, 2015

Every spring, CHS parents work hard to provide a safe and entertaining activity for seniors to attend post-prom. This year’s After-Prom will be held at Bowlmor, and in addition to the traditional bowling, senior Ethan Denicoff’s band will be playing music throughout the event. The band, The Topper...

CHS Band receives high honors at annual festival

CHS Band receives high honors at annual festival

By Katie Gauch, Senior Writer

May 6, 2015

The CHS middle band received straight ones, the highest ranking possible, during its annual festival April 28. “Overall, our performance really displayed our hard work and dedication throughout these past couple months,” senior Jillian Goss-Holmes said.  “I can say on behalf of our band, we...

Band and orchestra concert

Band and orchestra concert

By Alissa Li, Observations Editor

December 19, 2014

CHS’ Band and Orchestra held concerts in the auditorium on Dec. 9 and 11, respectively. They were held in the Auditorium. They both performed eclectic pieces, each with a diverse sound and meaning, like Cordoba from top band and Memoirs of a Geisha from orchestra. “These concerts are a platform...

CHS student band to play Virginia nightclub

CHS student band to play Virginia nightclub

By Aileen Choi, Advertising Manager

December 21, 2012

Certain images come to mind when thinking of rising bands: dusky garages, worn out instruments and the loud roar of music. Upcoming band Oh Lover, Uncover differentiates from these stereotypical garage bands and shows much potential. The band, comprised of local teens including vocalist junior Erik...

British band One Direction gains popularity

British band One Direction gains popularity

By By Natalia Derechin, Features Production Editor

December 20, 2011

Who’s British? Queen Elizabeth. Who’s British and cute? Hugh Grant. Who’s British cute and can sing? One Direction. Some students might have no idea what I’m talking about, some might not have a tumblr, but now it’s all about to change. The new pop-band, mainly located in the United Kingdom,...

Local Band Hotspur finds growing popularity

By Samantha Snowden, Staff Writer

March 1, 2010

Pretty much everyone has, at some point in his or her life, dreamed of being a rock star. Most of those people have let go of these fantasies, but to some, rocking out is serious business. Joe Mach, Dave Trichter, Scott Robinson, Coop Cooper and Evan Anderson, also known as Hotspur, are a local talent...

CHS production of RENT earns award nominations

By Bobby Hirsch, Observations Editor

May 28, 2009

Congratulations to the cast of RENT: School Edition which was nominated for four Cappie awards. The RENT Band was nominated for Best Orchestra; sophomore Josh Coyne was nominated for Best Male Vocalist; junior Shelby Sykes was nominated for Best Female Vocalist; and “I’ll Cover You (Reprise)” was...

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