Senator Square: Music departments to host holiday concerts

Jake Jones

Jake Jones

The Instrumental Music Department (bands and orchestra) is having its annual Winter/Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Carson City Community Center. Donations are welcome.


Carson High School has had a number of its singing Senators recognized for their vocal talents already this year.

Two outstanding members of the Concert Choir and Chamber Choir were chosen by audition to be members of the American Choral Directors Association National Honor Choirs. Senior Michael Irvin will be performing as a member of the bass section in the Senior High School Mixed Honor Choir and freshman Wesley Sonnemaker will be performing tenor in the Junior High School Men’s Choir. These ensembles will perform in Salt Lake City in February at the National Convention of the ACDA.

The Carson High School Choral Department also will be well represented in this year’s Northern Zone Nevada Music Educators Association High School Honor Choir. A record 47 students from CHS choral and musical theater ensembles were selected by audition for this honor group. Four of our CHS students have received the special recognition of having the highest or second highest scores in their sections and are going to serve as section leaders and assistant section leaders. The bass section leader is Tyler Torres, the assistant bass section leader is Spencer Bean, the tenor section leader is Wesley Sonnemaker, and the alto assistant section leader is Katasha DeGraw. The NZNMEA High School Honor Choir will perform at 7 p.m. on Feb. 13 at Churchill County High School.

The 47 Carson members of the NZNMEA High School Honor Choir are: Emma Baglin, Jackson Baker, Summer Barth, Courtney Baxter, Spencer Bean, Anastasia Bevins, Robert Bowman, Austin Burmley, Kat Byington, Destanee Cachucha, Daniel Cihigoyenetche, Shelby Darney, Katasha DeGraw, Josh Elder, Michael Ferrigno, Fritz Filson, Abby Gould, Seth Hinkel, William Hoffecker, Michael Irvin, Rylan Kane, Ariel Kleidosty, Sharon Knight, Taylor Koop, Gabi Kortemeier, Heather LaMotte, Brent Lauderbaugh, Delany Lauderbaugh, Caitlyn Lee, Eilse McLaren, Paul McCorkle, Keith Miller, Carlos Montejano, Josiah Mouritsen, Kayleigh Remington, Diana Rosales, Wesley Sonnemaker, Ali Sorensen, Stanley Unruh, Lyric Untereiner, Topher Verhagen, Brock Wazny, Sara White, Isaiah Williams, Preston Williams and Henry Wilson.

All of the ensembles in the choral department will be performing Holiday Concerts during the week before the CCSD Winter Break. These performances take place at the Carson City Community Center at 7 p.m. Admission for these concerts is a suggested donation of $4 per person or four cans of food. Each year the collected canned goods are donated to the Ron Wood Family Resource Center here in Carson.

The Musical Theater Concert will be Dec. 16 and the Choral Ensemble Concert on Dec. 17.

This year, the CHS Choral Department continues the Madrigal Dinner tradition. On Feb. 14, in honor of Valentine’s Day, we will be presenting a Royal Dinner and Silent Auction complete with ensemble performances and a Medieval Style Turkey Leg Dinner prepared by the CHS Culinary Arts. The dinner and show take place on campus in Senator Square and will begin with an auction preview at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available through the choral department for $20 each if purchased before Feb. 1. After that, tickets will be available for $25 until sold out. Limited seating is available for our one show so be sure to purchase your tickets early.

You may help support the Choral Department at Carson High School by attending concerts, making tax deductible donations for the Madrigal Dinner Silent Auction, and corporate program ads may be purchased for publication in the programs for each of the concerts throughout the year.

Please contact Mr. Sonnemaker for more information on the CHS Choral Program.BOWLING NEWS

The Carson High School Bowling season started this past week. Our next event is Dec. 12 at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno. See Mrs. Mannschreck in room 231 for additional information.


Carson High Ski Team is putting on The Warren Miller Ski and Snowboard movie at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Carson City Community Center. Tickets bought in advanced are $10, and $12 at the door. All money earned goes to the team. There will be many raffle prizes. If you have questions, see Ms. Evans in room 226. Come and support the team.


This week’s student of the week is Daniel Cihigoyenetche. Daniel is a senior at Carson High. He has been involved in the arts at CHS, including being in band, choir and drama. Daniel successfully balances mulitple advanced-placement courses as well as after school commitments. He’s kind to his peers, easy to work with, respectful, dependable, and always gives 100 percent. He’s selfless and supports his classmates unconditionally.

Thank you Daniel for being an amazing student here and Carson High.


This week’s Senior Spotlight is on Jake Jones. Jake has a 4.53 grade-point average and is currently taking advanced-placement and honors classes at CHS.

Jake has participated in varsity tennis and varsity golf, where he has advanced to regionals. He has also been a member of National Honor Society for the last three years. Jake is currently the Student Body School Board Representative and has been involved in student council throughout all his high school years.

Additionally, he helps set up and organize the wrestling tournaments held at CHS. Jake has been instrumental in revitalizing Rotary’s Interact Club, which is community service driven. Over the summer he had an opportunity to hone his leadership skills at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp and The American Legion Boys State of Nevada.

Jake is considering attending either Harvey Mudd College or Colorado School of Mines and is interested in pursuing the field of engineering.

Carson High School is proud of the contributions Jake has made to our school and community and we wish him the best of luck in the future.

Angila Golik is a government teacher at Carson High School and a member of Senator Pride.


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