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CHS Color Guard Advances to WGI Southwestern Championship

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On Saturday, February 23rd, the Coppell High School Color Guard competed in the Winter Guard International Austin CG Regional event, placing 13th overall in the Scholastic A finals competition. As a result, CHS advances to the Southwestern CG Championship prelims which will be held on Saturday, March 14, at the University of North Texas in Denton.

32 Texas high schools competed at the Austin CG Regional Scholastic A contest. “There was significant competition at this event,” said Daylen Rivera, CHS Head Color Guard Director. “Some of the best high schools are competing in this circuit so it is awesome that we were one of the top 15 finalists. We were very happy with our prelim performance, and we had a good solid finals run. We are excited to go to the Southwestern Championship.”

The Austin CG Regional was preceded by the North Texas Colorguard Association’s Guard Contest held at Aledo High School on January 31. At the Aledo event, CHS finished first in Round 1, and first overall in the Scholastic A class. “Our girls are all freshmen and sophomores. They performed extremely well for such a young group,” said Rivera. “The team has been rehearsing this program since the end of November and they have worked incredibly hard.”

This year’s show, entitled “Within These Walls”, is choreographed to music by Liz Longley. “It is a very personal performance for the girls,” explained Rivera. “It is about reminiscing about childhood memories and there is an emotional connection for them.” Isabella Cantu, freshman squad member, added, “This is my first year in the CHS Color Guard. I got into it not knowing that I’d fall absolutely in love with it. Now it is my sport. It’s my life.”

The CHS Color Guard will compete at the Winter Guard International Southwestern CG Championship on March 14 at the University of North Texas Coliseum in Denton, Texas. CHS is scheduled to perform at 10:40 a.m. in the Scholastic A Round 1 prelims. Finals will be held on Sunday, March 15.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 05:33

 

CHS Color Guard Wins First at Aledo Guard Contest

2015 aledo_guardThe Coppell High School Color Guard finished first in Round 1, and first overall in the Scholastic A Class of the North Texas Colorguard Association’s Guard Contest held at Aledo High School on Saturday, January 31. The Aledo competition is the first of three competitions leading up to the state championship, which will take place at the end of March.

During the Round 1 contest in Aledo, Coppell competed against 18 high schools from across North Texas. Color Guard teams are judged on equipment, movement, design, and general effect. “We went into this competition with no expectations,” said Daylen Rivera, CHS Head Color Guard Director. “These girls have worked so hard. This is the first year that I have taught in Coppell and I am humbled by how awesome the kids are, as well as the Coppell community and this program. We are very excited about the Aledo results and look forward to the rest of the season.”

This year’s show, entitled “Within These Walls”, is choreographed to music by Liz Longley.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 05:28

 

2015 Brick and Tile Fundraiser

Recognize your student and help raise money for the band!

A custom brick (4" x 8") is only $50. A custom tile (12" x 12") is $200. Check out the logos you can include in your design. Space on the sidewalk outside the band hall is limited and all orders must be submitted by June 3, 2015 -- order now!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 21:41

 

Spring Fling Online Auction

The award-winning Coppell High School Band will be holding a Spring Fling Online Auction from February 13th through February 27th. Airfare, hotel, spa and restaurant certificates, jewelry and music lessons are just some of the items available. New items will also be added during the auction.

Bidders will place bids online during the auction period, which begins at 8:00 a.m. on the 13th. Proceeds will be used toward next year's marching show to help with color guard costumes, props, arrangements, and transportation to contests. View the auction at http://chsbandboosters2015.eflea.ca.

For additional information including how to donate to the auction, contact Cindy Bishop, CHS Band Boosters Fundraising Co-Chair, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015 06:34

 

2015 All State Band

Area tryouts for the Texas 2015 All State Band were held in Bryan, Texas on Sunday, January 11, after being called off on Saturday due to the weather. The CHS Band was fortunate to have 19 learners selected to the 2015 All State Band which is three times as many as the next highest school from our Area.

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Congratulations to the CHS students who were selected to the All State Band:

Ludia Hong, Flute
Annabelle Kim, Flute
Kristin Boyer, Oboe
Ashwin Kumar, Oboe
Lauren Lachapelle, Bassoon
Giselle Peng, Bassoon
Rohan Panaparambil, Eb Clarinet
Hannah Thorp, Bb Clarinet
Sam Wang, Bb Clarinet
Bilal Haque, Bass Clarinet
Gabby Ortiz, Alto Clarinet
Claire Jordan, Contra Bass Clarinet
Sean Wang, Alto Saxophone
Jay Harrison, Baritone Saxophone
Angel Roman, Tenor Trombone
Greg Blazek, Euphonium
Omar Elmougy, Tuba
Brady Knippa, Percussion
John Bishop, Percussion

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 February 2015 15:41

 

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