PHOTOS: CCHS Pops Concert

These are just a few scenes from Tuesday night’s Charles City High School Pops Concert. Come back later, because I’ll be posting more. Continue reading PHOTOS: CCHS Pops Concert

CC Jazz groups close out their year in Central Park

CHARLES CITY — Jazz on the River became Jazz in Central Park this year as the amphitheater was damaged by floodwaters last year. The Charles City High School Jazz Ensemble and a group composed of middle and high school musicians performed Saturday, May 6, at the final jazz concert of the year. The playlist was extended by a few songs that the Jazz Ensemble prepared for the high school’s annual Ice Cream Social that was cancelled. The days performance was capped with the social’s traditional finale, “In the Mood.” Continue reading CC Jazz groups close out their year in Central Park

Jivin’ with Jazz keeps program in the groove

CHARLES CITY — Jivin’ with Jazz attracted a full house Tuesday night at Trinity United Methodist Church in Charles City. The major fundraiser for the Charles City High School jazz band program included a performance by the school’s new jazz choir, Rhymes With Orange. It was also an occasion to put the spotlight on the band’s seniors, introduce middle school musicians and remember a lost friend. The placemats at the tables were designed for the 2011 Jivin’ with Jazz by jazz band member Trent Smith, who died in a crash last year on the Avenue of the Saints. This year’s … Continue reading Jivin’ with Jazz keeps program in the groove

Plan to add parking at Charles City Middle School advancing

CHARLES CITY — If you’ve been to a sporting event at the new competition gym added to the Charles City High School campus along with the new middle school, you’ve seen the problem. Parked vehicles flow out of the parking lot clogging the Comet Drive and beyond. The School Board is considering a plan to add 50 more parking spaces to the west of the middle school. The estimated cost is $160,374. It’s construction would begin in mid-May. Tentative plans for the new lot have been prepared by Terry McCarthy of Short Elliot Hendrickson Inc., which will present its cost estimates … Continue reading Plan to add parking at Charles City Middle School advancing

CCHS Class of 2017 members up for approval Monday

CHARLES CITY — The Charles City School Board on Monday, March 20, is scheduled to vote on this list of 2017 Charles City High School graduating seniors: Adkisson, Whitney Anthony, Nathan Bedford Forrest Ayers, Olivia Lee Babtsov, Nika Bilharz, Alysha Joy Bilharz, Brittany Lee Bilharz, Emilee Jean Bilharz, Madelyn Irene Bill, Jaylen Allen Bontemps, Sandra Celine Brinkman, Collin Matthew Calixtro, Ana Marie Carey, Helen Brianna Ceja, Ezequiel Clay, Devin Arthur Cleveland, Dalton Basil Cole, McKayla Jo Cormeny, Brandon Cother, Hunter Mackenzie Cotton, Mija Selene Crawford, Jeb Jacob Crooks, Kelsi Elizabeth Cross, Marquis KiTray Cuccuini, Cody John Davis, Madison Ann Dejongoy, … Continue reading CCHS Class of 2017 members up for approval Monday