The Welcome Back Dinner marks the end of band camp and the beginning of marching season. Please join us on August 22 to celebrate the hard work our kids put in over the summer. This year we'll enjoy a Chicken Express buffet dinner.
|What:||Welcome Back Dinner|
|When:||August 22 @ 6:00 p.m.|
|Where:||CHS Commons (aka cafeteria)|
|Cost:||$10.00 per person|
We'll have some great door prizes including a Southwest Airlines ticket. There will also be a silent auction with some tempting items including an SAT prep class donated by KD College Prep and a $250 gift certificate from Coppell Family Eyecare.
After the dinner, join us at the CHS Stadium for a Welcome Back Concert starting at 8:00 p.m. It is sure to be fun and we'll get a sneak peek at music for the fall season.
Last Updated on Friday, 22 August 2014 12:25
The Coppell High School Band is marching forward to a great year! Come boogie with us as we “take it to the streets” with the 2nd Annual CHS Band March-a-Thon! The band will march and play for approximately four hours at multiple locations throughout Coppell. Band directors, Coppell police, and parent volunteers will accompany the students.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
New Tech High @ Coppell, 9:15am
Coppell Town Center Plaza (behind city hall), approximately 1:00pm
Of course, the safety of our students is always our first priority. Coppell police will direct traffic. We’ll have plenty of water and snacks to keep energy up. A cooling station will be available for those who need a break from the heat and we’ll have first aid supplies available.
Not only is this event a lot of fun, it is also an effective fundraiser. Students will raise money by soliciting donor pledges ($10, $25, $50 or more) for the event.
Donations should be collected at the time the pledge is made, and are due back by Wednesday, August 13th. Each student should set a goal of at least $150 in pledges. Once pledges are collected and tallied by the treasurer, all amounts collected by the student will be deposited into that individual's Charms account to be applied against band expenses.
Thanks to all of the students who entered the March-A-Thon t-shirt design contest. There were a lot of great designs. Congratulations to the winner, Katy Yut (design at right.) Also, a big thanks to Annette Ezzell for once again organizing our March-A-Thon!
Here is the information you need to make this event a success:
Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 04:57
All ten bands from Coppell ISD high school and middle schools received First Division ratings in this spring’s UIL Concert and Sightreading Contests for a total of 60 First Division ratings.
Additionally, the Coppell High School band continued a 22-year tradition by earning a Sweepstakes Award for receiving First Division ratings in Marching as well as Concert and Sightreading for the 2013-2014 school year. All four concert bands from CHS received First Divisions from all 24 judges.
CISD Director of Instrumental Music Scott Mason attributes the long-standing success of Coppell bands to hard work and determination of the students. “We are fortunate to have so many talented and hardworking students here in Coppell,” said Mason. “We also have one of the best private lesson staffs in the entire state… or nation for that matter.
The CHS and Coppell middle school bands present their final spring concerts in May. For more information, go to the calendar section of the CHS band website at www.chsbandboosters.com.
Last Updated on Friday, 02 May 2014 13:50
After a rigorous audition process, the Coppell High School Band announced the three drum majors chosen to lead the award-winning band for the 2014-2015 school year.
Omar Elmougy, who served as junior assistant drum major in 2013-2014, leads the band as head drum major. Hannah Thorp, who led the clarinet section this year is named senior assistant drum major. Jay Harrison is named junior assistant drum major.
Elmougy will be a senior in the fall. He said that while he knows he has “big shoes to fill,” he couldn’t be more excited and looks forward to the upcoming school year. “Coming off an extremely successful year, we have a better chance than ever to become State Marching Champions, which is our goal for next season,” said Elmougy. “We’re very eager to get marching season started again.”
Elmougy, son of Patricia and Mohamed Elmougy, is no stranger to success. In the spring of 2013, he was awarded the Outstanding Soloist Award at the Texas State Solo Competition. He consistently receives first division ratings at regional and state level solo competitions. Elmougy led the tuba section as squad leader during his sophomore year and has been a member of the CHS Honor Band since he was a sophomore.
Like Elmougy, Thorp was awarded the Outstanding Soloist Award in 2013 and she consistently receives first division ratings in state solo contests. Thorp, the daughter of Barbie and Darin Thorp, has dreamed of being a drum major for years. “Since my freshman year I have imagined myself up on the podium leading the band,” said Thorp. “Now that I am finally here, it feels like a dream come true.”
Thorp also envisions a winning year for the band at competitions. “I am looking forward to meeting all the new incoming freshmen and working with the band to make this year a State Marching Band Championship year,” she said. “My biggest goal for this year is to have the band give 110% of their focus and effort at all of the rehearsals so that our State Marching Band performance is not only the best performance we’ve ever given but also an award-winning performance.”
Harrison, son of Lori and James Harrison, echoed the senior drum majors’ desire to excel at next season’s marching competitions. “One of my biggest goals this year will be to see everyone who is a part of the CHS Band give everything they have for the success of our organization in order to become State Marching Champions,” said Harrison. “I have seen what our band can achieve when they give it their all.” Like his fellow drum majors, Harrison receives consistent division one ratings at solo competitions and is a current member of the Honor Band. He is a former member of the Coppell cross-country varsity team placing eighth overall in the district competition for the 2013-2014 season.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 06:56
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