The Coppell High School Band is buzzing about their invitation to march in the 15th annual London St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 13, 2016 and perform in concert at Westminster’s Great Hall. Plans are already underway to attend these events as well as tour some of London’s best attractions.
During the CHS Band Boosters meeting on March 17, Coppell Mayor Karen Hunt proclaimed March 17, 2015 to be Coppell High School Band Day in the City of Coppell, urging residents to encourage and support the students as they prepare over the next year for the trip. The proclamation also recognized the accomplishments and talents of the high school band members and the City’s appreciation of each student as they represent Coppell and the State of Texas.
“I am very excited to be a part of the CHS Band’s big celebration and their plans for this time next year,” stated Mayor Hunt. “It is truly an honor to have the CHS Band represent the City of Coppell.” Scott Mason, Director of Instrumental Music for Coppell ISD, added “This is a trip of a lifetime. London is an unbelievable city and the students will remember this for the rest of their lives.”
Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015 05:36
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
The 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
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 21:41
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.
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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