Accents pay tributes to mothers

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Carmel High School senior Julia Sweet sees the Accents’ competition theme as an early Mother’s Day gift.

“Our competition theme this year follows the relationship between mothers and daughters as a child grows up,” Sweet said. “It is so fun to play all of the different characters, from the little kid who says her mom is her best friend to a rebellious teenager. Feeling love from a mother or mother figure is something everyone in the audience can relate to and they will hopefully want to pick up the phone and call their mom after seeing it.”

The Accents, the school’s all-female choir, and other show choirs were going to display their competition themes March 27-28 at the CHS auditorium. That has been canceled due to the Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb’s restrictions on public gatherings of more than 250 people due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Senior Maddie Heath, a two-year member of Accents, especially enjoys the ballad the Accents perform.

“Our ballad is about life changes and moving on from someone that you love,” she said. “The ballad is a medley but the main song is ‘Landslide.’”

Accents was unbeaten in three show choir competitions.

The Ambassadors, the mixed show choir, was grand champion at the Chesterton Trojan Classic and John Hersey Chicagoland Showcase.

“The Ambassadors’ show was inspired by Moulin Rouge,” said Kathrine Kouns, CHS director of choirs. “It’s a fun and very French show with a ton of excitement and glitz. New Edition’s show is a tribute to California from the beach to the big city. Allegro’s show is called ‘Shine’ and is all about being yourself and letting your inner light glow. All four are a lot of fun and very inspiring.”


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