By Aubrey Nabila Rayza, Working Student Reporters. Illustration by Philo Corry Awuy

To infuse a new rhythm into their traditional Upacara ceremonies, CH School has introduced a unique musical concept known as “Ensemble.” Many may wonder, what exactly is an “Ensemble”? It’s when students come together to play various instruments, such as the angklung, during the school’s Upacara events. Typically, it is the working students who take up this musical initiative. Rather than opting for conventional music, CH School embraced the idea of an “Ensemble,” where students become the heart of the performance.

Roslyn, one of the enthusiastic participants in the “Ensemble,” shared her thoughts on what this musical gathering signifies. “An ‘Ensemble’ can be defined as playing music in a group or together by using several musical instruments simultaneously,” she explained. This innovative approach has brought a refreshing change to the school’s ceremonial gatherings. By incorporating the talents and skills of its own students, CH School is not only fostering creativity but also celebrating the musical diversity within its walls.

“It’s about showcasing our collective talents and creating something truly unique,” remarked Roslyn, highlighting the collaborative spirit that defines the “Ensemble” performances. The introduction of “Ensemble” has certainly sparked curiosity and excitement among the school community. Students and teachers alike are eagerly looking forward to experiencing this fresh musical endeavour during upcoming Upacara events.

As the school continues to explore new avenues of artistic expression, “Ensemble” promises to be a vibrant addition to the rich cultural tapestry of CH School. “It’s more than just music; it’s a representation of our unity and creativity,” concluded Roslyn, encapsulating the spirit of this musical journey. For those unfamiliar with the term, “Ensemble” at CH School now signifies not just a musical performance but a harmonious blend of talents, coming together to create melodious memories during their cherished ceremonies.