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October 26, 2023

Mocharla orchestrates musical ambition through song

Rhea Choudhary
CHS9 student Ravali Mocharla has an ambition for singing and has performed in numerous musical events in Dallas as well as Coppell Choir. Mocharla joined the choir at Coppell Middle School West and has taught herself how to play the piano. Photo illustration by Sofia Exposito

Enchanted by the thrill of singing on stage in front of a roaring audience, CHS9 Ravali Mocharla showcases her ambition for singing and choir.

Mocharla started her career in singing at age five at a Montessori, where she was first entranced by the fascinating rhythm of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

“I thought that was the peak of musical excellence so I went home and learned the entire song,” Mocharla said.

Mocharla dabbled in classical singing, then switching to a more western pop music to better fit her musical preference. At Coppell Middle School West, Mocharla further expanded her music genres and became a part of the school choir.

“After a while, I was able to balance everything and find a harmony almost between the different genres and it was just a really rewarding experience,” Mocharla said.

Mocharla displays her confidence and efforts through her extraordinary skill in singing. 

“She puts her one hundred percent into everything she does because she sees value in hard work and wants to live up to the potential she has,” said Ravali’s brother Sahith Mocharla, a 2023 Coppell High School graduate. “She values the idea of a group and because of that her drive and work ethic derive from bringing value and upholding her responsibility to those people.”

Her talent created many opportunities for Ravali to sing at numerous events. She performed at the Gaylord Texan Resort as well as festivals at Six Flags Over Texas, alluring the crowd with her vocal range.

“I was able to perform with crowds and feel like an actual performer,” Ravali said. “It was just such a rewarding experience to get to perform at such a young age and such big places.”

At age 11, Ravali also performed at the House of Blues, the thrilling experience carving a  momentous event in her musical career. 

“That’s an experience I’ve cherished my entire life and I think it’s just taught me so much about the music industry and how the entertainment world works,” Ravali said. 

The numerous performances contributed to the growth of her music development as she plans to continue singing at more events. 

“I enjoy performing while singing because I get to truly share emotion and passion with people,” Ravali  said. “It’s my job to entertain and captivate them to make them feel something.”

Ravali’s involvement with the varsity Coppell choir at CHS allowed her to grow as a singer and a leader of a musical community. 

“She is so smart, hard working and a quick learner,” senior Roma Jani said. “She takes initiative and is a role model to the other students in her choir. She has grown so much as a singer throughout the year and I can’t wait to see what she does next.”

The young performer’s talent in music led her to qualify for the honors choirs in the region for the past three years. Within the next few years of high school, Ravali aims to become choir president to serve her community and to guide members of the choir to success.

 “I enjoy the way I can connect with a song that has beautiful lyricism and it’s a lot of fun to be able to truly go through that piece, learn new things, and connect with it emotionally,” Ravali said.

Ravali thinks music should be preserved even as an adult. Although Ravali sees herself in either the psychology or sociology field in the future, she plans to continue pursuing music and singing at open mics this summer.

“I think it’s kind of sad how when people go off to college, they pursue higher education and leave their fine arts behind,” Ravali said. “I really want to minor in vocal performance and maintain singing throughout my entire life and maybe teach it along with my job.”


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Katie Park
Katie Park, Staff Writer
Katie Park is a sophomore and a first year member of the Sidekick. In her spare time she enjoys sewing and designing her clothing. Continuing along the artistic front, Katie loves using acrylic paint to recreate/draw inspiration from Monet’s paintings. Katie is also a multi instrumentalist, and can play the piano, ukulele, and guitar. A song she loves to play on the piano is Clair de Lune, because it was featured on one of her favorite movies, Twilight. Besides the classical piece Clair de Lune, Katie’s favorite music artists are Laufey and Taylor swift. Her favorite song from Laufey is “Lovesick” and her most favorite Taylor Swift album is Red. Outside of the classroom, Katie finds entertainment in the novels she reads. Recently, Katie completed the ‘A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder’ series while she was in Taiwan this summer. Being of Taiwanese and Korean heritage, Katie explores different aspects of her culture by testing her spice levels regarding Korean food. In the future, Katie aspires to work in the medical field. Like many others, this inspiration arose from her watching of the medical drama series, “Grey’s Anatomy.” She already has a jumpstart to her career this year-by taking both health science and medical terminology.
Rhea Choudhary
Rhea Choudhary, Staff Writer
Rhea Choudhary is a junior at Coppell High School; she first took a step in D115 in order to pursue photography for The Sidekick. Despite her initial intentions, she is now a second year member, returning as a staff writer. At first, thought she wasn't the best fit for writing, but after deciding to give it a shot, she soon realized that she let her fear keep her from finding what she truly enjoys doing!  As an avid show binger, Rhea’s top three shows include Gossip Girl, Gilmore Girls and One Tree Hill, as she can go on for hours talking about any of them. She also loves watching classic Hindi movies (with lots of iconic songs and actors in them), along with consistently enjoying listening to her 24-hour Bollywood music playlist, on a loop. Her favorite food is drunken noodles and sushi, along with loving any sweets that contain milk chocolate or caramel. As a member of HOSA, Rhea hopes to pursue a future career in medicine, specifically to become an oncologist. Rhea has completed her Bharatanatyam arangetram, a solo debut/graduation, and is still a dedicated dancer. As an only child that keeps the volume in her house very high at all times, Rhea’s number one friend is Teddy Graham, her mini goldendoodle. Feel free to reach Rhea at [email protected] or follow her on X @rhea_choud.

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