Winter guard takes third place at Dallas Regional Winter Guard Contest


Hannah Tucker

Coppell High School Varsity winter guard member sophomore Bella Souders dances during Coppell’s show at the Winter Guard International (WGI) Dallas competition on Feb. 18 in the Coppell High School arena. Their show ‘Winter Bird,’ and is a metaphor for being in a low point in life and persevering to a better future. Photo by Hannah Tucker.

Lili Lomas, Student Life Editor

The Coppell High School Varsity winter guard recently hosted and competed at the Dallas Regional Winter Guard Contest in the CHS arena, placing third overall in the national winter guard Scholastic A class.


“It was one of our best runs of the season,” CHS freshman Haley Lozano said.  “We practiced a lot and once we performed you could see the improvements from past performances.”


On Feb. 18, teams from throughout the state participated in this competition and it was the first time that the CHS winter guard had been to a regional competition and won the preliminary round.


“It’s a huge confident boost that they’re moving in the right direction,” CHS winter guard director Matthew Rummel said.


This year’s varsity winter guard show “Winter Bird” features music from the artist AURORA and black and white background and bird-inspired costumes. Rummel said that this theme helped set the winter guard apart from competitors.


“For them, we picked a different style of show that we knew would stand out,” Rummel said. “Most schools do very lyrical productions and this is a little more edgy.”


For winter guard members, this award gauged their hard work and progress so far this year.


“This accomplishment really allows to see how far we’ve come,“ CHS senior winter guard captain Lara Collins said. “I think that staying in this position will be very hard and if we really put our minds to it, I think that we can.”