The Observer

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

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

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...

The Visiting Musicians club plays music for the elderly at senior citizens homes. They have been invited back to play more frequently, given that the homes love the joy that the club brings to their residents.

“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...

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

CHS bands represent in All-State, All-County

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...

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

Band caroling spreads cheer

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...

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....

Seniors 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,...

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...

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...

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...

British band One Direction gains popularity

British band One Direction gains popularity

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...

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,...

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;...

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