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Last Updated on Monday, 04 May 2015 11:44
At the 6A University Interscholastic League Concert and Sight Reading Contest held on April 14th – 16th, Coppell High School received First Division (superior) ratings for all five of its varsity and non-varsity bands in Concert, and First Division ratings in Sight Reading for four of its bands. The First Division Concert and Sight Reading ratings, combined with Coppell’s First Division Marching rating from last fall, garnered Coppell the coveted UIL Sweepstakes Award in 2015. “This is the 23rd consecutive year that Coppell has won the UIL Sweepstakes Award for outstanding achievement,” said Scott Mason, CISD Director of Instrumental Music. “All of our bands did an amazing job in their performances throughout the year.”
In the Concert portion of the UIL competition, each band performed three selections. The bands then moved to the Sight Reading portion where they prepped and performed a completely unfamiliar piece of music within a specified number of minutes. “Coppell is one of the few programs in the state that begins preparing for this UIL competition at the beginning of March”, said Mason. “Most bands start practicing in December or January, and some begin as early as August. I am impressed by our learners and their ability to play difficult pieces so well, in such a short amount of time. I am fortunate to work with such talented young musicians.”
The Coppell High School Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Winds and Honor Band presented a Pre-UIL Concert on March 26th as a warm-up for the April UIL contest held at Duncanville High School. The bands will gather on stage again May 21st for the Spring Concert. Additionally the students will focus on the upcoming solo contests which include the Coppell Solo Contest on May 9th, and the UIL Texas State Solo-Ensemble Contest on May 23/25 (percussion) and May 29/30 (all other instruments) in Austin.
The Coppell High School Band is led by Director Scott Mason, as well as Doug Grice, Associate Director, Brandon Slovak, Assistant Director, Zach Scheer, Director of Percussion and David Marchuk, Assistant Percussion Director.
The Coppell High School Color Guard wrapped up the 2015 winter guard group competitions with a 5th place finish in the Guard National A Class, Round 1, at the North Texas Colorguard Association A/IW Championships, which were held on April 11th at Birdville High School. “We had our best run-through at this event,” said Daylen Rivera, CHS Head Color Guard Director. “It was a good note to end on.”
Coppell had a strong season, resulting in multiple medals and a bump up from the Scholastic A class to the National A class by the North Texas Colorguard Association. “I am blown away by how far our students have grown as performers and as young ladies,” said Rivera. “They handled themselves so maturely, and they stood out. It was great to watch.” This year’s sixteen-member team was comprised mostly of freshmen and sophomores. “The future is bright for the Coppell Color Guard program. If we have this much talent this young, we can only go up from here. I am very, very excited.”
This year’s show “Within These Walls,” was choreographed to Liz Longley’s song, “Little White House”. It was about reminiscing about childhood memories and the music and words evoked a personal connection for the girls. For Christina Davidson, sophomore Lieutenant Captain, it meant performing together like a family. “Color Guard is the best sport. I love that we are all different and have different interests, but when we are on that floor, we are one team, one heart, one flag, one rifle, one sabre.”
Parent Debbie Eason summed the year up: “It has been a phenomenal adventure. The girls came a long way from day one. They worked so hard. They put their heart and soul into it and rose above everyone’s expectations, more than we ever thought. Beyond the scores, the teamwork and energy was amazing.”
The Coppell Color Guard will now focus on individual performances as they prepare for the North Texas Colorguard Association’s Solo/Ensemble Championships, which will be held on May 2nd at Summit High School, 1071 W Turner Warnell Road, Arlington. Students who achieve a rating of 90 or higher at the S/E Championships will advance to the NTCA All-Star Competition on May 9th at Red Oak High School.
The Coppell High School Band kicked off its 2015 Fundraising Drive by receiving a donation from Anamia's Tex-Mex restaurant. “Anamia’s has been a major sponsor of the band for several years,” said Cindy Bishop, Fundraising Chair for the Band Boosters. "With over 360 members, the band is one of Coppell’s largest organizations. Sponsorship provides tremendous exposure for businesses, and band members and their families are very supportive of our band patrons." Coppell restaurant J. Macklin’s Grill also made an early commitment as a sponsor.
The Coppell High School Band has a long tradition of excellence. During the 2014/2015 school year, the band placed 8th in the UIL State Marching Band Class 6A competition in San Antonio. Additionally, 19 members made the All-State Band, a record 230 members qualified for the UIL Texas State Solo Contest, and the percussion section placed 1st in the Plano Drumline Competition.
"In order to maintain its high standards, the band relies heavily on sponsors and other fundraising efforts," explained Scott Mason, the band's director for the past 25 years. “We are fortunate to have such an active band booster organization to support us.” Fundraising is used to assist with expenses such as travel, sound equipment, show design, props and costumes.
Last Updated on Sunday, 19 April 2015 06:50
230 Coppell High School Band students received a first division rating at the UIL Texas State Solo Contest preliminary round held at Coppell High School on February 21, 2015, of which 204 qualified for the upcoming final Texas State Solo-Ensemble Contest to be held in May. (To qualify for the state contest the instrumentalist must play the piece by memory.) “This is a record number for Coppell as well as the State of Texas, and I am so excited to announce these results,” stated Scott Mason, CISD Director of Instrumental Music. “This is the most number of students that any school band, choir or orchestra in the State of Texas has ever had qualify for the UIL Texas State Solo Contest. We are making history here.”
The CHS Band, which has 350 members, has consistently brought more students to the solo contest than any other school in the state for the last 15 years. This year 280 Coppell students participated. In 2014, 200 participated and 152 qualified for the state solo contest. “The annual state solo contest is an important component of our music curriculum,” said Mason. “I am amazed by our students. I want to acknowledge their tremendous work and thank all of the parents for allowing their child to be a part of the Coppell band program.”
The UIL Texas State Solo-Ensemble Contest for 5A and 6A (all events except percussion) will be held May 29 & 30, 2015 (Friday/Saturday) at The University of Texas at Austin. The UIL Texas State Solo-Ensemble Contest for 5A and 6A Percussion will be held Memorial Day weekend May 23 & 25, 2015 (Saturday/Monday) at Connally High School in Pflugerville ISD.
Last Updated on Friday, 03 April 2015 05:54
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
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