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Thank you so much to everyone who auditioned for Unstrumental and Bare Rhythm this year. We were so impressed with all of you and we really enjoyed listening to you sing at callbacks. Our decisions were very, very difficult. You all are truly terrific!! This year, rehearsals will take place on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00-9:00 PM.

There will be a mandatory welcome meeting in the music room on Thursday,

September 9th, during lunch.

The first official rehearsal is: Monday, September 13th, from 6:00-9:00.


Please make sure to fill out the google form so we can get your contact information!


Congratulations to Unstrumental 2021-22!!

Ray Bailey

Jake Baum

Cassidy May Benullo

Jarrett Brady

Roxy Glave

Caleb Krainman

Skylar McLaren

Gavin Meichelbock

Bo Mercer

Gianfranco Montelione

Asha Patel

Charlie Portman

Eliza Pryer

Zoe Saltz

Ivy Walsh

Emerson Wimmer






Congratulations to the members of Bare Rhythm 2021-22!!


Maya Baghajian

Giordie Baker

Gigi Boostenfar

Sophia Cooper

Riley Eichberg

Lily Greco

Kayla Hanock

Ellina Ivanova

Scarlett Klein

Samantha Kolinsky

Maggie McClure

Maya Propper

Bella Rogers

Paige Shelafoe

Kolette Tetlow

Ela Trivedi




A Cappella Callbacks!!

Thank you to everyone who auditioned.

Congrats to those students who receieved a callback. We will see you on Monday at 6pm.


Callback List

Matthew Antonino

Jaleel Bailey

Ray Bailey

Jake Baum

Gigi Boostanfar

Riley Eichberg

Ryan Foust

Roxy Glave

Kayla Hanock

Samantha Kolinsky

Wes Malmont

Maggie McClure

Skylar McLaren

Sky Netka

Asha Patel

Charlie Portman

Maya Propper

Eliza Pryer

Zoe Saltz

Ella Shapiro

Paige Shelafoe

Stevie Steinman

Kolette Tetlow

Ela Trivedi

Ivy Walsh

Emerson Wimmer



Hello CHS Music Family,


We are so grateful to have been able to listen to so many wonderful auditions for our a cappella program. We are very excited to get another year of Bare Rhythm and Unstrumental off and running again. Callbacks will be this Monday, August 30th from 6-9. The first round will be a group audition where you are evaluated based on your performance and your ability to hold harmonies while working with others. If you proceed to the second round, you will be singing your second solo piece. Here is what we are asking of you:



  1. Prepare an excerpt from the Unstrumental song “Please Don’t Stop The Music” (music and tracks can be found in the link below. You may choose the part that fits your voice the best. Please fill out the google sheets included to let us know what part you are singing. All parts must be approved by Cassidy/Lily. Some people may be asked to switch parts if too many people choose the same one.

  • Please learn the following cuts. If you want to learn all the way to the end of the song, you may. The sheet music is marked with the correct sections, and can be found in the folder below.

  • Please reach out to Cassidy or Lily if you have any questions about this. We know it can seem a bit confusing. We want you all to succeed!!


Cassidy Benullo: 747-263-8110

Lily Greco: 818-620-2886


Please Don't Stop the Music Tracks



Please Don't Stop The Music Cuts


  • Beginning thru Bar 8


S- part 1

A- part 4

T- part 5

B. part 6



Bar 9-24


S- part 1

A- part 3

T -part 5

B- part 6


Bar 77-84


S- part 1

A- part 3

T- part 4

B- part 6


Optional Extra Part


Bar 57-64


S- part 1

A- part 2

T- part 3

B- part 6



  • When you are learning your part, use headphones as each part is tracked into one ear while the other parts will be in the other ear. If this is confusing, it should make sense once you listen with headphones to your part. There is also a ‘full demo’ version to practice with (all parts equal).



  1. Here is a link to video of the song so you can get an idea of dynamics, performance, etc. https://youtu.be/jdEGL5kC9II


  1. Be prepared to sing a new solo (different from what you sang in the first round). We may also ask you to sing your round 1 song again for us.


  1. Remember...THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE FUN!!! Try to relax and have a good time learning a really fun song to sing. Let that FUN and ENERGY come through in your performance. Remember, these groups are every bit as much about performing as singing...it all goes together!!



Thanks so much...we appreciate you all!!


Things to do before your callback:

  1. Fill out the google sheets: https://forms.gle/rteLerSZ7nA6Egzy8


  1. Learn the arrangement to “Please Don’t Stop the Music”, PRINT OUT SHEET MUSIC TO BRING YOUR OWN COPY, please bring a pencil as well.


  1. Prepare a one minute cut of any pop song (must be different than your original piece) to perform after the group audition.



Joshua Barroll, Alana Weiss

CHS A Cappella Team, Cassidy May Benullo (Unstrumental director), Lily Greco (Bare Rhythm director)







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