The CHS Marching Band surpassed its own impressive record earning the “Outstanding Music Performance” Award at the Bands Of America Super Regional Contest in San Antonio on Saturday, November 2.
“This is the first time that the band received any caption award and especially the most coveted of (Outstanding) Music,” said Scott Mason, CISD Director of Instrumental Music. “This also represents the first time in eight years that the Coppell Band was selected to the Finals of the BOA Super Regional.”
The Cowboys Band came in Sixth Place in the Preliminary round competing against what Mason describes as “64 of the finest 5A high school bands in Texas.” The band placed 12th in the Finals.
These results are all the more impressive since the CHS Band is the only band to make Finals without the use of theatrical props. Using only their marching skills and musical prowess, the band was able to edge out most bands in the competition.
“It is interesting to note that the Coppell Band was the only band not to use props at last year’s State Marching Contest to make Finals and also at this year’s BOA Super Regional,” stated Mason.
The band takes a well-deserved break this week and resumes practice on Friday afternoon to prepare for the last game of the regular football season in Lewisville that evening.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 06:18
An exceptional performance by the Coppell High School Marching Band at the UIL Regional Marching Contest in Duncanville Saturday, October 19 earned the band two “Superior” ratings and one elusive “Superior Plus” rating.
“It is unusual to receive a ‘1+’ (rating),” stated Scott Mason, CISD Director of Instrumental Music. He added that “the judges gave great comments about the band.” Saturday’s event marked the third contest in as many weeks for the Cowboy band.
With no time to rest despite the three successful competitions in October, the band now begins work toward their Bands of America performance at the Super Regionals in San Antonio on Saturday, November 2.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 07:48
Competing against the top bands of the area, the Coppell High School Marching Band held its own, capturing the Outstanding Music Award in the Prelims and Fourth Place in the Finals of the Bands Of America Regional Marching Band Championships held in Allen on Saturday, October 12.
Scott Mason, CISD Director of Instrumental Music, praised the band for its accomplishments in the rigorous music contest.
“I was stunned to find out that we had won (Outstanding) Music at the BOA Prelims,” said Mason. “The Coppell band has never won in the highest class division any caption award.”
The Cowboy band faced fierce competition going into the contest. Mason noted “some of the best bands in Texas were at this contest Saturday.”
Facing their third contest in three weeks on Saturday, October 19, the band continues to fine-tune their program “The Fury,” featuring music by Dmitri Shostakovich.
“We will now prepare for our UIL Marching Contest that will be held this Saturday at Duncanville High School Stadium,” added Mason. “Our performance time at the UIL Regional Contest is 4:00 pm. The contest is free and open to the public.”
Last Updated on Monday, 14 October 2013 17:32
Despite lightning and a downpour of rain that delayed the contest for nearly two hours, the Coppell High School Marching Band brought home their own deluge of awards from the 22nd Annual Mesquite Marching Festival Saturday, October 5.
The Cowboy Band received a First Division from all three festival band judges, a First Division from the percussion judge and a First Division from the color guard judge. In addition to these exceptional ratings, the judges awarded Coppell with Fifth Place Guard of the Day, First Place Percussion Line of the Day, Outstanding Band in Class 5A and Outstanding Band of the Day.
Coppell waited out the weather delay in busses while several other bands dropped out of the contest. This is the type of drive and determination that earns not only awards, but praise as well. Fox Sports 1 recently proclaimed in a nationally televised broadcast that the CHS band is “one of the best bands in the state of Texas.”
Last Updated on Saturday, 12 October 2013 06:16
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