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CHS Band to Peform in Coppell Holiday Parade


The Coppell High School band will be marching in the Coppell Holiday Parade on Saturday, December 6th. The parade starts at 6:30 PM.

Details for the band will be coming soon, but all band families should consider attending.

More information on the parade is available on the City of Coppell web site.

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 November 2014 21:06

 

CHS Band Honors Veterans in Parade


2014 veteransdayparadeThe Coppell High School Marching Band marched in the annual Veterans Day Parade in downtown Dallas on Tuesday, November 11th.

The band, under the direction of Scott Mason, was the featured band of the parade and played music by Seitz, Bagley and Sousa. Thousands of onlookers enjoyed the festivities and paid tribute to military heroes.

The parade began at Reunion Arena and ended at City Hall. “The Veterans Day Parade is a great way to honor and recognize those individuals who fought for our freedom,” said Mason. “It is extremely important for our students to support our veterans and give back to the greater Dallas area by being in this parade.”

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 November 2014 20:58

 

Warming Up for the State Marching Contest

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Last Updated on Saturday, 08 November 2014 09:39

 

Duncanville Marching Invitational


2014 dmiThe Coppell High School Marching Band competed in the 21st Annual Duncanville Marching Invitational on Saturday November 1st at Duncanville High School’s Panther Stadium.

A total of 24 high school bands from central and north Texas participated in the event, which was hosted by the Duncanville High School Bands.

The Coppell High School Marching Band presented their 2014 show, Rise, featuring music from Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird suite. Following the preliminary round, Coppell was awarded Second Place, Class 6A, as well as the award for Outstanding Winds.

Coppell also garnered a spot in the finals round that evening and received an overall Second Place finish in the finals.

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 November 2014 09:22

 

Area Marching Contest


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This year, the Coppell High School Marching Band is presenting “Rise”, a spectacular show featuring music from Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird suite. The band performed in Mesquite on Saturday, October 25 at the UIL Area Marching Band Competition.

“I personally love this year’s show”, says Julia Carroll, a member of the Color Guard. “The amount of intensity and power is absolutely incredible!” Grant Knippa. A freshman trumpet player admits “I was nervous as we all arrived on the buses at Mesquite. I’m sure we all were”.

Coppell High School Marching Band gave a tremendous performance in the preliminary round, then waited three hours for the announcement of the schools that would make it through to the finals. There was much excitement as the announcement came that Coppell had made the finals, and preparations were made for a repeat performance. To top that off, Knippa proudly believes that “We went better in finals than in prelims”.

The result was that Coppell was ranked first among the finalists, and advanced through to the Texas State Marching Band Contest in San Antonio next week. “As a sophomore, I've never been to state before because we only go to state every other year”, explains Carroll, “So I'm pretty excited to go, and compete for the title of being the best high school marching band in the state.”

“Making state is a big deal, but we all worked hard and we earned it”, says Knippa. Carroll explains, “The whole band has been working hard since August perfecting marching skills, catching a flag without dropping it, and perfecting the amazing sounds you hear and see at competitions, halftime shows, and other events.” Knippa adds, “But there’s still a lot of work to be done. I know that if we truly want it and work hard for it, we can do really well in state.”

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 November 2014 09:08

 

Meet the Firebirds


Thank you to all who have stepped up to sponsor a firebird! And thanks to the band booster alumni who sponsored the solo & ensemble risers.

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Firebird Name Sponsor(s)
Gryphon Hyden Family
Sebasaurus Blackmon Family
Hades Ezzell Family
Big Bird Gill Family
Hedwig Norton Family
Rudy Ortiz Family
Steve Reed Family
Titan Darin & Marika Thorp
Talon-ted Crawford & Smith Families
Killa Hill & Knippa Families
Igor Boyd & Miller Families
Shadowfire Woody & Winn Families
Fish Moore, Pathan, & Vengurlekar Families
Pontiac English Family (1/2), Fox and Weaver Families (1/2)
Trombone Tribute Hardie & Jeska Families
Davis - Firebird No. 15 Trumpet Players
Apollo Cain Family (1/2), Beldona & Johnson Families (1/2)
Percussion Tribute Two Anonymous Percussion Families
Ashbrook LeGros, Bradshaw, Lusk, & Palao Families (3/4) - need sponsor
Flaming Chicken Hulac Family (1/2), Yerrid, Burke, and various flute Families (1/2)
Frimpong Saxophone Players
Alessi Roman & Dame Families
TBA Amogh Family
Phoenix Chadaga, Bhat, Singh Families (1/2), Snawder Family (1/2)
Fawkes Embree Family

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 09:58

 

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