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Coppell High School senior Parker Jones accepts his award for performer of the year with North Texas Colorguard Association president Arthur Grossman on April 7 at CHS Arena. This is the first year NTCA has had the Scholastic Performer Award. Photo Courtesy Parker Jones

Jones’s colorguard journey leads to Performer of the Year crown

Aasritha Yanamala, Staff Designer May 17, 2024

The name echoes through the room from the speakers. As a thunderous combination of applause and cheers follow this announcement as Coppell Colorguard senior Parker Jones claims his Performer of the...

Video: The seniors of Coppell Percussion

Rhea Chowdhary and Sri Achanta March 7, 2024

On Saturday, Coppell Percussion seniors performed their final Purely Rhythmic show. Watch video editor Rhea Chowdhary and editor-in-chief Sri Achanta’s video where the seniors reflect on their memories...

Video: CHS Percussion performs annual Purely Rhythmic Show

Isabella Callegaro Santos, Staff Writer March 7, 2024

Purely Rhythmic is an annual show performed by the members of the Coppell High School Percussion program. It gives an opportunity to sixth to 12th grade students who are a part of the percussion program...

CHS9 Purely Rhythmic plays Chad Heiny’s “Beacon of Light” during Saturday’s performance in the CHS Auditorium. The annual Purely Rhythmic concert showcases rhythmic pieces performed by students from sixth through 12th grade in Coppell ISD.

Purely Rhythmic: A delicate balance of playful percussion, whimsical fantasy

Nyah Rama, CHS9 Editor March 4, 2024

The lights quickly dim. The room is illuminated by the glow of the blue LED lights taped down around the edge of the stage. The curtains begin to sprawl open revealing a bright orange backdrop and the...

Coppell junior percussionist Sophie Depew performs “An Ancient Observer” at halftime on Nov. 10. Depew won the Percussive Arts Society Texas Chapter’s Day of Percussion high school individual competition in April for her marimba performance and plans to go into the music field after high school.

Determination, dedication, devotion

Nrithya Mahesh, Staff Designer December 5, 2023

Melodies flow like ocean waves, calming and emotive. Coppell High School junior percussionist Sophie Depew moves across the marimba, treating it as an extension of herself. It’s hard to not be enchanted...

Drum Majors Lindsey Won, David Reyna, Sid Bellam, Ananya Balaji, and Trinay Akula Kamalesh pose with Coppell High School Principal Laura Springer on Oct 21 at Pennington Field. Coppell Marching Band competes in the UIL State Marching Band Contest on Oct. 30-31 in San Antonio. Photo courtesy Coppell High School Band

Marching Band advances to UIL State Marching Band Contest

Anvita Bondada, Staff Writer October 26, 2023

With bated breath, the Coppell High School Band directors check the results for their area competition.  Their eyes light up when they see the results for if they are going to state. Coppell Band is...

Coppell Band revealed “Major Scale,” its varsity show for the 2023 marching season, on Friday. The show will feature the concept of scale, musically and visually contrasting the big and small. Photo courtesy Kim Shuttlesworth.

Band announces 2023 marching show “Major Scale”

Saniya Koppikar, Entertainment Editor May 7, 2023

Projected on a screen at the front of the Coppell High School Band Hall on Friday afternoon was a message: “There’s beauty in simplicity.”  Minutes later, as lights dimmed and the gathered crowd...

Coppell High School senior bass drummer Cooper Wiethoff stands taller than his peers on the Coppell Drumline. While his height sets him apart, through leadership and talent, Wiethoff will march with the Sacramento Mandarins over the summer.

Wiethoff reaching new heights with elite Sacramento drum corps

Angelina Liu, Executive Editor-in-Chief May 4, 2023

Feeling the beat of the drum, Coppell senior Cooper Wiethoff’s body sways to the rhythm. Eyes closed, his size 14 feet shift on the waxy gym floor. Performing at the senior pep rally with Coppell’s...

Coppell Band members celebrate in the Band Hall on Thursday after learning  it qualified for the Midwest Clinic in Chicago in December. Coppell High School is one of five bands in the nation to be invited to perform at the Midwest Clinic.

Coppell Band wind symphony making school history, qualifies for elite Midwest Clinic

Manasa Mohan, Executive Editorial Page Editor April 6, 2023

Accompanying a loud bang of the confetti cannon, Coppell High School Band members are delighted to hear that they have qualified to compete in the Midwest Clinic in Chicago.  The announcement was...

Coppell High School percussion performs “Surfside” in CHS Auditorium on Saturday. CHS and Coppell Middle School percussion students presented their annual Purely Rhythmic  show featuring guest artist CJ Menge. Photo by Sri Achanta

Purely Rhythmic creates tropical dream in steel pan performance

Saniya Koppikar, Entertainment Editor March 5, 2023

As blue and purple lighting and the majestic swells of Akanksha Subbarao’s arrangement of “Merry-Go-Round of Life” from Howl’s Moving Castle fade onstage, the voices of Coppell Percussion’s...

Coppell Percussion will perform its annual fundraising event Purely Rhythmic on Saturday at Coppell High School Auditorium. This year’s event will feature professional steel pannist CJ Menge. Photo by Meghna Kulkarni

Purely Rhythmic set to feature professional steel pannist CJ Menge

Saniya Koppikar, Entertainment Editor March 2, 2023

Coppell Percussion will present its annual fundraising event Purely Rhythmic this Saturday at Coppell High School Auditorium from 7-10 p.m.. This year’s event will feature guest artist CJ Menge for...

Coppell High School senior Arman Pathan practices trombone in the band hall on Jan. 27. Pathan is a member of the CHS Band and will be training with the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps this summer.

Pathan marching forward with prestigious Blue Stars

Anvita Bondada, Staff Writer February 6, 2023

With almost 50 competitors vying for one of 10 spots in the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps for the 2023 season, tensions are high and chances are low. Coppell High School senior Arman Pathan is one of...

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