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“Visiting Musicians” volunteer for senior citizens

“Visiting Musicians” volunteer for senior citizens

By Sophie Liss, Sports Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Music, Top Stories

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


Filed under Arts, Music, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

“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

Chance Concert Proves to be Unforgettable

By Drew Ingall, Arts Editor

June 12, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

  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

Jingle Ball Rings with Holiday Cheer

By Jenna Greenzaid, Circulation Manager

December 16, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

‘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

‘Students Awaken’: Music Dept. Holds Concert

By Matthew Sun, Fact Checker

April 29, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music

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


Filed under Observations, Online Exclusives, Top Stories

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


Filed under Observations, Online Exclusives

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

Landmark Music Festival raises awareness for Natinal Mall

By Sarah O'brien, Productin Editor

September 30, 2015


Filed under Arts, Music

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 ignites crowd at Verizon Center

By Maya Rosenberg, Social Media Editor

September 25, 2015


Filed under Arts, Music

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

CHS students in MCYO and YAA perform in concert at Strathmore

By Emily Wang, Circulation Manager

March 13, 2015


Filed under Arts, Music

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...

Band and orchestra concert

Band and orchestra concert

By Alissa Li, Observations Editor

December 19, 2014


Filed under Observations, Uncategorized

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...

‘Concert for Valor’ celebrates Veterans Day

‘Concert for Valor’ celebrates Veterans Day

By Julia McDermott, Sports Editor

November 14, 2014


Filed under Arts, Music, Online Exclusives

One by one, Rihanna fans intermingled with Metallica groupies and mixed in with veterans in uniform as they filed through security and onto the National Mall Tuesday night, making up the massive crowd that attended the Concert for Valor in celebration of Veterans Day. Free tickets, combined with a p...

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