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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...

Coppell High School juniors Nivi Anandaraj, Destiny Wang, Ashley Zhang, Claire Wang and Megha Pazhayidathu perform “Five on Five” together on one marimba. The CHS Drumline and Coppell Middle School percussionists presented their annual “Purely Rhythmic” show on Saturday, featuring guest artist Team Islas.

Drumline innovates with back-to-back versatile pieces in “Purely Rhythmic”

Shrayes Gunna, Staff Writer March 8, 2022

Pale wooden stools, pure-sounding glass bottles and a hurricane siren were all unprecedented additions to the Coppell Drumline’s annual show “Purely Rhythmic.” This year’s performance was held...

Coppell High School junior Claire Wang plays the marimba while performing “Birds Requiem” at Pennington Field in Bedford on Sept. 18. The Coppell Drumline holds its annual Purely Rhythmic show on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Drumline to mesmerize audience with Purely Rhythmic

Shrayes Gunna, Staff Writer March 4, 2022

After months of preparation, the Coppell Drumline presents its annual showcase “Purely Rhythmic” at the Coppell High School Auditorium on Saturday at 7 p.m. This year marks a return to normal preparation,...

Coppell senior Meher Saini, sophomore Roma Jani, and seniors Joseph Matthew, Meghna Gopinath, Sumita Bhattacharya and Katie Arrington stand together as those selected to be All-State musicians and as alternates. Jani, Matthew, Gopinath and Bhattacharya and junior Anagha Dharmavaram will be going to San Antonio for the TMEA All-State convention on Feb. 9 (not pictured: Anagha Dharmavaram).

14 CHS students named as TMEA All-State musicians

Manasa Mohan, Advertising and Circulation Manager February 1, 2022

After a day of rigorous auditions, 10 Coppell High School students were named to the 2022 Texas All-State Band and four to the All-State Choir as members with three alternates.  “I was overflowed...

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...

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