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39th Annual POPS Concert

Annika Bumb On Monday, February 10th, 2020, the Centereach High School Music Department held their 39th annual POPS Concert. This concert is particularly special to performers and audience members alike: instead of selecting classical pieces like the music teachers do during the winter and spring concerts, they rehearse well-known pop music and popular radio hits to play on the night of the concert. Additionally, all the music groups join together to perform certain pieces. To begin, Mr.Shaarschmidt’s Jazz Ensemble performed “Brick House” and “Getaway” arranged by Murtha, and “In The Stone,” arranged by Lopez. Next up, Mr. Shaarschmidt and Mr.…

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Grease

By Annika Bumb Once again the Centereach Theatre Arts Department rivaled the Broadway stage as they performed another great show. The Arts Department put on four showings of the classic musical Grease, from Thursday March 29th to Saturday 30th, including one show for the annual Senior Tea, when the theater was opened up to the…

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National Art Honor Society

By Elaina Rosen and Ashley Barrera In the prestigious National Art Honor Society, student members are encouraged to attain their highest potential in all forms of art. To apply for the well-known club, are asked to contribute an entry fee, and are required to create a portfolio filled with ten pieces of original artwork or…

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The Dave Matthews Band at CHS

By Nymeesh Sreedharala and Kumpu Ide Interview with Jeff Coffin – Saxophonist Crosscurrents: How long have you been playing music for? “I’ve been playing music since fifth grade. Fifth grade was the best three years of my life, by the way (no, I’m just kidding about that, I didn’t spend three years in fifth grade).…

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Annual Music Festival Hits all the Right Notes!

By Annika Bumb Bravo! Brava! Encore! The MCCSD Music Faculty Recital this October 23rd warranted a standing ovation from its audience of Newfield and Centereach High School students, parents, and teachers. Centereach Music instructors; Mrs. Wesnofske, Ms.  Meichner, Mr. Schaarschmidt, and Mr. Sevian, to name a few, put their talents on display in a dazzling…

Senior Prom Night– Seniors Dance Their Look Super Fine!

  by Riah Sharma A wise person had once said, “sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” As I look back at the senior prom, I realize the importance of this quote. After, four years of hard work and stress, the graduates of 2018 finally earned…

Broadway Lives At Centereach–42nd Street Has Everyone Tapping!

By Sakib Choudhury It’s that time of year again, musical season! Every year the remarkable theatre department at Centereach High School delivers an extravagant musical to the people of Centereach. This year, they performed an amazing rendition of 42nd Street. The show premiered on Friday, March 23rd in lieu of the loss of the Senior Citizen…

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CHS 2018 A Capella Invitational– Hits All the High Notes!

by Chris Backer It is no question that the Centereach Music Department represents some of the best talent the school has to offer. This is proven time and time again with events such as the annual Acapella Night. Schools from all over along Island as far as Wading River travel to perform fantastically arranged songs…

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Centereach Poetry Slams Away Expectations!

By Jackson Scott   Many people like to spend the day after Class Competition relaxing after working hard for weeks on end. For students in the Centereach H.S. Literary Magazine however, it was spent experiencing the feelings and listening to the work of their peers. The Literary Magazine held a Poetry Slam on March 2…