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Coppell High School Choir sings “Gloria” by Franz Joseph Hayden and “The Lord Bless You and Keep You” by Peter C. Lutkin as a finale at the Coppell Choir Fall Concert on Tuesday in the CHS Auditorium. It was the first in-person concert since the Winter Concert in December 2019. Photo by Aliza Abidi

Voices return to the stage

Minnie Gazawada, Staff Writer/Designer October 7, 2021

It had been 18 months since Coppell High School choir students shared the same stage. On Tuesday, this came to an end as the CHS auditorium was filled with people watching the choir perform at the fall...

The Coppell Choir fall concert on Tuesday at the CHS Auditorium marks the first live Coppell Choir concert in over a year. The Sidekick staff writer Minnie Gazawada previews the show. Graphic by Srihari Yechangunja

Choir returns for a live performance following year of virtual shows

Minnie Gazawada, Staff Writer/Designer October 4, 2021

After performing virtually during the 2020-21 school year, Coppell Choir has its fall concert at 7 p.m. in the CHS Auditorium, its first live performance after learning returned to the Coppell High School...

Coppell High School senior Sydney Williams dances to “Come Sail Away” on April 24 at the CHS student parking lot during the Vivace! Virtual Show recording day. Williams is heavily involved in the Coppell choir program and plans on pursuing business and legal studies in the music and entertainment industry this fall at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.

Williams means business as she heads to Music City to continue education

Varshitha Korrapolu, Staff Writer April 27, 2021

Ever since she could remember, Coppell High School senior Sydney Williams was either singing or surrounded by others playing music.  When she was 2, she sang while her dad played country music...

#Starworld: Varughese singing her way to the top

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager March 30, 2021

The Starworld video series is published every Friday showcasing the talents of a Coppell resident. This week, Coppell High School senior Karina Varughese is featured. As the stage lights dim and the...

Coppell High School sophomore Mihira Kada rehearses her Vivace! performance “Home” by Philip Philips at the CHS parking lot on Sunday. Kada was named co-captain of Vivace! early second semester.

Sophomore sings her way to Vivace! co-captain role

Anette Varghese, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

As a sixth grader at Coppell Middle School East, Mihira Kada joined choir, and as a seventh grader, she tried her hand at CMSE show choir Vox, only to fall in love with it. It was after that school...

Coppell High School freshman Roma Jani, junior Natalie Bennett, senior Swetha Tandri, junior Joseph Mathew and senior Rishab Pulugurta reached All-State for the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) and will attend the convention from Feb. 11-13. The five Coppell choir students will perform in various choirs such as mixed choir, treble choir and tenor-bass choir.

5 Coppell students secure spots in TMEA All-State choir

Nanditha Nagavishnu, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

For more than 20 years, Coppell ISD high school choirs have taken part in the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-State choir. As one of the highest distinctions for Texas high school singers...

Coppell Middle School West artistic and choir director Allison Hartzell leads vocal warm ups with her class on Friday at CMSW. Hartzell has always loved to sing and became inspired by her high school choir director, which led her to work in music education.

Hartzell’s enthusiasm for choir inspires those around her (with video)

Iniya Nathan, Staff Writer February 3, 2021

In the empty choir room at Coppell Middle School West, save for a few students, choir director Allison Hartzell teaches her classes to sing via Zoom. She started singing when she was around 4. Hartzell’s...

Video: Three talents collide in making music

Video: Three talents collide in making music

Tanvee Patil, Staff Photographer December 10, 2020 Coppell High School juniors Raghav Vemuganti, Faiza Rahman and Joseph Matthew created and released music together without meeting in person over the summer. The three young...

Coppell High School juniors Faiza Rahman, Raghav Vemuganti and Joseph Mathew get together for the first time since March, when they last played together, at Andy Brown Park East over Thanksgiving break. Vemuganti, Rahman and Mathew have created and released music together without meeting in person over the summer.

Three talents collide in making music

Nanditha Nagavishnu, Staff Writer December 3, 2020

As eighth graders at Coppell Middle School North, singing and travelling together in a performing choir, Faiza Rahman, Raghav Vemuganti and Joseph Mathew would discuss forming a band - though only as a...

Coppell High School senior Annelise Holguin is the 2020-21 Coppell Choir president. Holguin was elected by choir students and directors.

Holguin achieving singing dreams after last-minute switch

Angelina Liu, Staff Writer December 2, 2020

Laughter and chatter subsides as the choir begins warming up together. Coppell High School senior Annelise Holguin knows these scales by heart, and each note fills her with satisfaction.  Holguin’s...

New Tech High @ Coppell junior Faiza Rahman practices a piece in Coppell choir director Bona Coogles seventh period class on Nov. 2. With COVID-19 restrictions put in place by the Center for Disease Control, choir competitions and performances have been held online.

Coppell choir takes on virtual performances, competitions

Varshitha Korrapolu, Staff Writer November 10, 2020

Once the choir director instructed the singer to start their repertoire, unified voices would fill the room with a harmonious melody. However, COVID-19 altered this routine. The choir is adjusting to a...

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