Sunday, November 24th, 2019


Mr. Keller recently joined the staff at Chatham High School this year as the new orchestra teacher. Aside from teaching Regular Orchestra, he also teaches Chamber Orchestra, elective music classes at the high school, and Orchestra for Lafayette students. He studied at Ohio Wesleyan University and recorded a song with Twenty-One Pilots when they needed a bassist.

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019


After watching The Hunchback of Notre Dame, you might have noticed the cast of the show gesturing to the trenches below during the curtain call. This kind gesture spotlights the pit, otherwise known as the musicians who play during the show. While we have a different task than the cast of the show, our preparation process is largely the same.
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019


ChaTheatre is at it again! This year's annual spring musical is none other than the famed The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a favorite throughout all generations because of its most famous adaptation, the Disney movie. Set in 1482, The Hunchback of Notre Dame focuses on a deformed man named Quasimodo who lives in a bell tower in Notre Dame, Paris.
Tuesday, December 18th, 2018


One would think that the theater department would get a break between the hectic schedules of the play and the musical, but for those who wish to take their love of theater to the next level, the Governor’s Awards provides the perfect outlet. The Governor's Awards is a competition between theater students across the state in a myriad of categories.
Wednesday, November 14th, 2018


Chatham High School is one of the luckiest schools when it comes to having a popular and extensive theater program. Producing an annual play and musical, the theater department is constantly working tirelessly to ensure that their performances fully show how hard they worked to get to that point. The 2018 play, Radium Girls, follows the long and true story of many young women working for the U.S. Radium Corporation as dial painters during WWI, and their fight against the company due to the harmful radium they unknowingly ingested.
Monday, November 20th, 2017

Yes, that’s right, we do have the scoop on the Poetryfest list. It won’t make a difference though if you don’t go… So beg your teachers because this year is special.

Thursday, November 16th, 2017


Walking down into the auditorium lobby, something encompasses you. The overwhelming smell of hairspray, the beautiful sound of a piano being played, and small people running past you in brightly colored outfits. A sense of mystique and wonder. Where am I? A nightmare? A dream? Have I died?

All three!

You’re in Chatham High School’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream!

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
Get ready, CHS, ‘cause the annual fall production is coming up!
Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

As late December nears in Chatham High School, the holiday spirit completely takes over. During this season, playing Mariah Carey’s legendary holiday anthem is completely acceptable as is donning a holiday onesie or delightfully ugly sweater. Students dread the frigid 30-second walk into the building each morning and the inevitable piles of work their frazzled teachers will assign before the break. Luckily, some much needed relief from the hustle and bustle of the hectic holiday season is provided by PULP through their annual Poetry Festival.

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015


Halloween is a day full of costumes, candy, and of course, being scared.  Haunted Hallway at Chatham High School was no exception.  It was held Friday, October 30th in the L-wing.  Haunted Hallway was organized by the National Art Honor Society, and much planning and preparation was needed in order to pull off such an event.  Costumes, decorations, and actors were all essential in making Haunted Hallway a success.


Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

The Chatham High Fall Play is a staple event that many people, whether involved in the theater or not, look forward to come every November. The crew puts in a lot of effort, energy, and hard work into making a great production that interests not only the theater department, but all CHS citizens. This year, they are putting on a great showing of the intricate play Look Homeward, Angel.

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Fall is football season. Traditionally, the Chatham High School student body, more commonly known as Cougar Nation, comes out to support the CHS football team every weekend. Yet, what most fans take for granted is the exceptional marching band that performs during halftime.  While most students are familiar with the band, they have no idea how much work goes into the show they perform and the competitions they take part in on a regular basis.  This year, the band has experienced major success thanks to a riveting show that captures the audience’s attention with its catchy music, epic storyline, and its inclusion of a life-sized boat, among other props.

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
The holiday spirit has begun to surface through CHS, as seen with the festive attire that has recently appeared and the constant desire to sing or listen to a Christmas song (most likely “All I want for Christmas is You”). However, before we leave for break, one cannot forget about our own school’s somewhat holiday tradition, the Poetry Festival.
Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

On Friday, December 12, 2014, an overwhelming amount of talent was showcased during the Winter CPAC Performance. In fact, you would not think it possible for only a handful of students to produce so much entertainment during a two act, one and a half hour long production. Sure enough, these gifted singers, dancers, and musicians delivered an unbelievable performance with the help of a Brian Johnson who led the student operated lighting, sound, and stage crew.

Thursday, October 24th, 2019


Lights upon another CHS production! This year’s Fall Play is Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, a classic among educators and thespians alike.


Thursday, April 7th, 2016
One of the greatest aspects of Chatham High School is its fantastic visual and performing arts programs. From freshmen year students have the ability to pursue their interests in these fields with access to top-notch equipment and under the direction of encouraging mentors.
Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Sean Mccarthy, a junior at CHS, has recently been selected to play bass trombone in three prestigious groups: The Region Symphonic band, the All State Wind Ensemble and Region Jazz Band. I got a chance to meet with Sean and ask him some questions about his musical history and his overall thoughts on being inducted into these three elite groups.

Monday, November 30th, 2015
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… CPAC season!  Every year, the Chatham Performing Arts Club puts on a winter showcase, highlighting the students of Chatham High.  The show consists of singing, dancing, acting, and includes both school groups and individually created acts.  Year after year, CPAC brings out the best talent Chatham has to offer, and this show will be no exception.
Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
This past weekend, Chatham High School held its annual fall play featuring two one-act plays, Firebirds and Snow Angels.
Friday, October 3rd, 2014
Alec Tonno, a CHS senior, has been playing violin for nine years. In addition to being first-chair violinist in Chamber Orchestra, he is a member of the 2014 New Jersey All-State Orchestra and has been a member of the New Jersey Youth Symphony since 8th grade, traveling to Salzburg, Vienna, and Prague. Favorite classes include math, science, and French.

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