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Coppell Student Media

The official student news site of Coppell High School

Coppell Student Media

Coppell Band brings ecstatic fanfare at annual winter concert

Coppell Band brings ecstatic fanfare at annual winter concert

Shreya Ravi, Staff Photographer December 15, 2022

Coppell High School Band held its  annual winter concert in the CHS Auditorium on Tuesday. Watch The Sidekick staff photographer Shreya Ravi’s video on a recap of the night.

Coppell Varsity Marching Band performs its show with the “Archetype” theme, having a variety of transformations and unique choreography. The band competed at Alamodome in San Antonio on Nov. 5 at the Bands of America Super Regionals Contest. Photo courtesy Samir Koppikar.

Band ends 2022 marching season excelling at Super Regional

Rhea Choudhary, Staff Photographer December 5, 2022

Standing at the conclusion of months of tireless preparation, Coppell Band waited under the echoing halls of Alamodome for its chance to take the field in the finals round of the Bands of America San...

Coppell High School seniors Claire Wang and Ashley Zhang play the marimba performing “Neon Dystopia” at Flower Mound Marcus High School on Saturday. Coppell Percussion was named winner of the Standstill 1 Silver Division of the 2022 Lone Star Drumline Invitational.

Coppell steals the light at Lone Star Classic

Sreehitha Moravaneni, Staff Writer November 14, 2022

FLOWER MOUND - With temperatures in the mid-40s, Coppell Drumline is up next to get on the field. Few words are said, as each percussionist is zeroing in on their focus in perfecting their individual talents...

The Coppell Band battery performs “Archetype”  during finals at the UIL Class 6A Area Marching Band Contest at Pennington Field in Bedford on Saturday. Coppell was named the champion for Area B.

Band victorious in area marching competition

Shrayes Gunna, Staff Writer October 31, 2022

BEDFORD - The time is 1:12 p.m., and Coppell Band assistant director Riaz Mohammed leans over to a flutist. With one step on the turf at Pennington Field, they, in tandem, determine the ground is neither...

Coppell Color Guard senior Autumn Graves waves a flag during the marching band’s show “Archetype” at Buddy Echols Field on Oct. 21. The Coppell Band will compete at the 2022 UIL Class 6A Area Marching Band Contest on Saturday at Pennington Field in Bedford.

Band vying for success at 2022 UIL Class 6A Marching Contest

Shrayes Gunna, Staff Writer October 28, 2022

Amidst an amalgamation of instruments, synchronized performers and rhythmic blues during the third movement of the Coppell Band’s 2022-23 marching show “Archetype,” a familiar tune floods the stadium....

Coppell High School sophomore Madison Tindoc leaps during the finals performance of the Coppell marching show “Archetype” at Pennington Field in Bedford on Saturday. Coppell band placed fourth at the Music for All Bands of America Dallas/Fort Worth Championships with a score of 84.325.

“Let’s go Coppell!”

Angelina Liu, Executive Editor-in-Chief October 11, 2022

BEDFORD - The stadium lights tower overhead, reflecting glitter and shiny brass instruments. Bright, flowy textured fabrics contrast heavily with the dark green turf of Pennington Field. The audience sits...

Coppell High School Color Guard rehearses a full run of “Archetype”, the 2022-23 marching show. CHS Band will travel to Pennington Field to compete at the Bands of America Dallas/Fort Worth Championship today.

Band competing in Bands of America Dallas/Fort Worth Championship

Angelina Liu, Executive Editor-in-Chief October 8, 2022

The resonating tune of trumpet, mellophone, trombone, baritone and tuba blend together in one composed formation as the Coppell High School band plays its 2022-23 marching show “Archetype.”  On...

The Coppell High School Band’s snares and quads practice at Buddy Echols Field on Sept. 16 before its competition at Dripping Springs High School. Coppell Percussion was named winner of the Advanced Large Division of the 2022 Thunder in the Hills Percussion Invitational.

Drumline glows in first-place performance of “Neon Dystopia”

Shrayes Gunna, Staff Writer September 29, 2022

As the clear blue sky fades into a vibrant rose gold, the Coppell Drumline unpacks its buses: snares, tenors and bass drums, marimbas and vibraphones spill out onto the hot concrete and decorate Dripping...

Coppell High School varsity band rehearses the Coppell Band 2022 marching show “Archetype” after school on Sept. 8. Among other changes to form a culture reset, the band will feature a new pre-game show performed by both JV and varsity members.

Marching band playing to a new tune

Shrayes Gunna, Staff Writer September 8, 2022

Friday night lights at Buddy Echols Field won’t look the same during the 2022 football season. It is not only in spite of new faces on the team, but also because the Coppell High School Band has made...

All new design team producing next season’s band show “Archetype”

All new design team producing next season’s band show “Archetype”

Joanne Kim, Staff Writer May 16, 2022

Flags wave and instruments shine on the field as music floats through the stands, capturing the hearts and ears of audience members. The sound of typewriters overlay the music as band and color guard members...

Coppell High School senior trumpet section leader Zain Zaidi practices in the CHS Band Hall on May 9. Zaidi placed second in the high school division at the National Trumpet Competition, which took place on March 30-April 2.

Zaidi scaling to great heights with trumpet

Srihari Yechangunja, Design Editor May 13, 2022

Though Coppell High School senior Zain Zaidi considers himself optimistic, he didn’t expect much when he joined the Coppell Middle School North band in sixth grade, considering he had no prior experience...

Coppell High School Color Guard concludes its performance of “Toy Factory” at the CHS Arena on April 3. CHS Color Guard won third place at the North Texas Colorguard Association (NTCA) state competition.

Color guard flying to new heights at NTCA

Manasa Mohan, Advertising and Circulation Manager May 12, 2022

On April 3, members of the Coppell Color Guard sat anxiously awaiting the results at the North Texas Colorguard Association state competition. The guard needed to be in the top three in order to receive...

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