Drumline bringing “neon” determination for Lone Star Classic


Shreya Ravi

Coppell High School front ensemble practices at Buddy Echols Field on Sept. 16 before their competition at Dripping Springs High School. Coppell Percussion was named winner of the Advanced Large division of the 2022 Thunder in the Hills Percussion Contest.

Sreehitha Moravaneni

Coppell Drumline will perform their second and final percussion competition of the year on Saturday at Flower Mound Marcus.

The Lone Star Classic is the largest high school Drumline contest in Texas, and Coppell Drumline will perform “Neon Dystopia” on field.

With confidence abound at the end of the season, Coppell Drumline is looking to expand on its strengths.

“Our front line this year has a lot more experience, which helps with our performance a lot. They’ve always been known for being really good at performance,” CHS senior drummer Destiny Wang said. 

Last week, University of North Texas associate professor of percussion Paul Rennick held a clinic for the Coppell Drumline, sharing insight on percussion performance.

“One thing that he said was that you have to feel the emotions before the audience can feel them too,” Wang said. “So if you’re playing something, you need to be able to feel what you’re like. You need to have it down before the audience listens to it. I think we’ve been doing a lot better on implementing that.”

The completion of this competition marks the end of competition season for Coppell Drumline. After the Lone Star Classic, it will begin filming a professional recording of “Neon Dystopia.”

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