• Board of Trustees meeting Jan. 24
  • City Council meeting Jan. 25
  • Voice recital Jan. 26-27
  • SpongeBob the Musical Jan. 28-Feb. 6
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The Coppell ISD All-City Band performed on Thursday in the CHS Auditorium. The band played four pieces, “Fiesta Espanola”, “Morning Mist”, “Caverns of Sonora” and “A Builder’s Dream” and was led by conductor William Owens.

All-city band concert preparing students for high school program

Manasa Mohan, Advertising and Circulation Manager November 19, 2021

Minutes before the Coppell High School Auditorium welcomed attendees at 7 p.m. on Thursday, the Coppell ISD Middle School All-City Band were getting into position, checking their instruments and adjusting...

Coppell High School head band director Kim Shuttlesworth delivers a speech to the band program before the Bands of America competition in St. Louis. Band placed third in the competition, making history with Coppell’s highest rank and highest score.

Band’s Carousel program achieves unprecedented accomplishment in St. Louis

Manasa Mohan, Advertising and Circulation Manager November 1, 2021

On Oct. 23, members of the Coppell marching band were on the edge of their seats as they anxiously awaited their results at the Bands of America St. Louis Super Regional competition.  When the...

Varsity drumline takes second at HEB Drumline Competition with “Birds Requiem” (with video)

Shrayes Gunna, Staff Videographer October 1, 2021

On Saturday, the Coppell High School varsity drumline competed at the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Drumline Competition in Bedford. The percussion is made up of two constituent parts—the front ensemble and the...

Coppell High School sophomore flutist Lindsey Won prepares for a recital during seventh period in the CHS Band Hall on Sept. 4. Won placed first in The Golden Classical Music Awards competition, qualifying her to play at Carnegie Hall next July. Photo by Aliza Abidi.

Won wins way towards Carnegie

Sri Achanta, Staff Writer September 20, 2021

After months of fine-tuning her solo, Coppell High School sophomore flutist Lindsey Won’s hard work pays off as she is to play at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie in July of 2022.  During the COVID-19...

Coppell head band director Kim Shuttlesworth and color guard director Matthew Rummel conduct after school band rehearsal from atop the band director tower in the parking lot behind Buddy Echols Field on Thursday. Shuttlesworth was named the new Coppell ISD band director on April 26.

Shuttlesworth following love for music in mother’s footsteps

Trisha Atluri, Executive Entertainment Editor August 31, 2021

Growing up with a band director mother and playing trumpet in All-State band at Carthage High School, Coppell head band director Kim Shuttlesworth has been immersed in a world of music for decades. After...

#Starworld: Nannapaneni capturing hearts through melodies

#Starworld: Nannapaneni capturing hearts through melodies

Tanvee Patil, Staff Photographer May 12, 2021

  The Starworld video series is published every Friday showcasing the talents of a Coppell resident. This week, Coppell High School sophomore flutist Reema Nannapaneni was selected. Nannapaneni...

Coppell High School Junior, Mario Torres Ramos plays a solo original performance named “Rapture” at the CHS Area on Saturday evening through the Purely Rhythmic Percussion Concert. The money raised at the Purely Rhythmic Percussion Concert will allow the team to travel to Indianapolis, where they were invited to perform in the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) from Nov. 10-13. Photo by Nandini P.

Purely Rhythmic dazzles with student composition performances

Victoria Hertel, Student Life Editor May 12, 2021

On Saturday the Coppell High School percussion students played their annual Purely Rhythmic Percussion Concert at the CHS Arena. The location was moved to the CHS Arena from The Sound at Cypress Waters...

Kimberly Shuttlesworth was approved as Coppell Independent School District’s new band director on April 26. Shuttlesworth is the Director of Bands for Tom Glenn High School in Leander and  begins  her new role in July.

Shuttlesworth named new Coppell Band director

Angelina Liu, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

On April 26, Coppell ISD Board of Trustees approved Kimberly Shuttlesworth as the district’s new band director. Shuttlesworth replaces Gerard Miller, now CISD’s coordinator of fine arts.  “I...

Owens paving her own path with role of drum major

Manasa Mohan, Staff Writer April 26, 2021

  She steps onto her podium getting ready to lead the Coppell High School Marching Band for yet another flawless performance. Serving as drum major since junior year is no easy feat, but not...

Coppell High School sophomores (now juniors) Kelly Kim, Eden Kim and New Tech High @ Coppell senior (now 2020 graduate) Marlee Moe play the flute at the Mid-Winter band concert last year in the CHS Auditorium. The annual concert showcases every band including CHS9 bands (Symphonic and Concert), Symphonic Band 1, Symphonic Band 2, Concert Band 1, Concert Band 2 and Wind Symphony. This year weather concerns have forced the band to turn to individual performances rather than a full showcase.

Weather concerns force band to change February concert to individual performances

Anette Varghese, Staff Writer February 19, 2021

On Thursday, Coppell Band Director Gerry Miller, after consulting with the other members of the band staff, announced via email that the February band concert scheduled for Saturday would be pushed...

Coppell High School senior Akhil Aitha plays the marching bass drum on Feb. 8 in the CHS parking lot outside the band hall. In addition to percussion, Aitha makes music outside of school by singing and producing beats on his computer.

From tragedy to melody: Aitha evolving in music creation

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager February 17, 2021

Three weeks after the release of his song, “Na La Lenu,” Coppell High School senior Akhil Aitha woke up to find the music video had been viewed 3,500 times. The song, released Jan. 10, is Aitha’s...

Coppell High School sophomore Nivi Anandaraj has been part of the CHS varsity band for two years. Anandaraj has been in the Coppell percussion program for five years and is now a featured vibraphone player.

#Starworld: Beat goes on for Anandaraj (with video)

Nandini Muresh, Staff Photographer February 5, 2021

https://youtu.be/S-Dh7-l2Ny0 The Starworld video series is published every Friday showcasing the talents of a Coppell resident. This week, Coppell High School sophomore percussionist Nivi Anandaraj...

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