High school marching bands from across the region traveled to Duncanville on Saturday October 18th to participate in the UIL Regional Marching Band Competition.
The Coppell High School Marching Band presented their 2014 show, Rise, featuring music from Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird suite. One new feature of the CHS Marching Band’s performance this year is the introduction of props. The Band Boosters have spent months creating 25 firebirds, inspired by this year’s music.
“Since I was a freshman, we haven’t used props”, said Senior Trumpet player William Starr, “So it’s a new experience for all of us.” “There is so much more happening on the field than in past years”, added Senior Chris Sheldon, Trombone Section Lead. Starr agreed, adding that the props “give us the opportunity to create a better effect with the music."
The result was a straight Division 1 rating from each of the three judges, qualifying the CHS band to progress to the UIL Area Marching Band Competition next week in Mesquite.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 18:22
What is Super Saturday? A day of marching awesomeness. On October 4th, the band attended two competitions and performed three times.
The Band first went to Mesquite and performed at the 23rd Annual Mesquite Marching Festival. They then made their way directly to Denton to perform at Apogee Stadium for the Bands of America (BOA) Regional contest. The band performed again in the BOA Regional Finals later that evening.
The CHS Band won Best in 6A and Outstanding Percussion Line in Mesquite. They also placed 5th in the finals at BOA. All things considered, it was a long and very rewarding day.
Last Updated on Sunday, 19 October 2014 14:04
Congratulations to the Coppell High School percussion section for bringing home four first place trophies at the 23rd Annual Plano Drumline Competition on September 27, 2014.
In the afternoon, Coppell’s Ensemble Section won the Percussion Ensemble category with a performance of Sonata in C Sharp Minor. Later that evening, the entire percussion section won its Standstill Division. In addition, the Tenor Section, led by section leader Brady Knippa, and Front Ensemble, led by section leaders Alex Johnson and Taeeum Kim, both won their individual categories. The percussion section is directed by Zach Scheer, with David Marchuk as the assistant director.
Last Updated on Friday, 03 October 2014 14:13
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