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...

Sasha Sloan concert does not disappoint fans

Singer-songwriter Sasha Sloan performed at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. on November 23. This is a photo of her singing “Older.

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

December 27, 2019

She’s the girl at the party, trying to fit in. She’s the girl you can rant to at three in the morning, and she’ll understand. She’s the girl with the sad songs, the soft voice and a love for all things normal.  Sasha Sloan, a 24-year-old singer-songwriter, has a knack for confessional songwrit...

“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...

Styles covers detailed songs and politics in concert

Styles covers detailed songs and politics in concert

By Dani Miller, Opinions Editor

October 30, 2017

“Pink is the only true Rock and Roll color.” This phrase, coined by Paul Simon of Simon and Garfunkel, and reiterated by Harry Styles in his April Rolling Stone cover story, rung true Sunday, October 1, 2017 during Harry Styles’ concert at DAR Constitution Hall. Decked in yellow Gucci pants and a b...

Chance Concert Proves to be Unforgettable

Dark lights illuminate Chance the Rapper who recently performed at Jiffy Lube Live.

By Drew Ingall, Arts Editor

June 12, 2017

  In one of hip hop artist Chance the Rapper’s most popular songs, he raps “You don’t want No Problem, want No Problem with me.” This was evident in his concert performance in Bristow, Virginia, where fans had pretty much “No Problem” with his performance.   On June 4, hip hop artist Chance the Rapper ...

Jingle Ball Rings with Holiday Cheer

A snippet of The Chainsmokers' lively performance at JingleBall.

By Jenna Greenzaid, Circulation Manager

December 16, 2016

‘Tis the season of (holiday) music, spirit, friends and family. The mash-up holiday concert known as “Jingle Ball” is a combination of all four of those things. For many years, iHeartRadio has been teaming up with Capital One to bring residents of the D.C. area a concert that hosts a snapshot of...

‘Students Awaken’: Music Dept. Holds Concert

Sanz conducts the Honors Symphonic orchestra.

By Matthew Sun, Fact Checker

April 29, 2016

The CHS Music Department will end the school year with a themed concert. The theme is “Awaken” and their goal is to make a unique impression on the audience. The Instrumental Music Gala will take place April 29 from 7 to 9 p.m., and will feature two chamber orchestras, a select group of...

CHS Choral Concert Connects Poetry to Music Lyrics

CHS Choral Concert Connects Poetry to Music Lyrics

By Jasmine Baten, Opinions Editor

October 14, 2015

The CHS Choral Music Department had its first concert, entitled “More Than Words.” Oct. 12. The title was meant to signify the connection between poetry and music lyrics, which was reflected in the pieces that each group performed. Different ensembles sang pieces of poetry, such as works by Edgar...

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...

Landmark Music Festival raises awareness for Natinal Mall

Juniors Tyler Hirshon, Donna Dadkhoo, Ellie Lavery enjoy the Landmark Music Festival at the National Mall.

By Sarah O'brien, Productin Editor

September 30, 2015

This past weekend, D.C. lovers congregated in West Potomac Park for the Landmark Music Festival to raise money for the National Mall. The National Mall is underfunded yet highly visited, so The Trust for the National Mall is attempting to restore and preserve the monuments that are deteriorating....

Ed Sheeran ignites crowd at Verizon Center

Ed Sheeran performs at the Verizon Center.

By Maya Rosenberg, Social Media Editor

September 25, 2015

Eighteen thousand people filled the Verizon Center Sept. 22 to watch flame haired singer – songwriter Ed Sheeran perform the first of his two shows in DC. Christina Perri, the opening act, warmed up the crowd with her well known love ballad, “A Thousand Years”. The entire arena lit up from the...

CHS students in MCYO and YAA perform in concert at Strathmore

Students performed in front of a large audience at Strathmore.

By Emily Wang, Circulation Manager

March 13, 2015

MCYO, All State, All County and YAA; it can be a little confusing for CHS students who do not play an instrument when their musician friends start using their own lingo. Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra (MCYO) Philharmonic and Young Artists of America (YAA) partnered together to perform Bernstein's...

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