• 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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Coppell High School Choir sings “The Lord Bless You and Keep You” in the CHS Auditorium on Thursday night. The choir collaborated with Coppell Band and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at its annual winter concert.

Choir’s crescendo swells at annual winter concert (with video)

Trisha Atluri, Executive Entertainment Editor December 7, 2021

More than 240 Coppell High School Choir students sang onstage, filling the auditorium on Thursday night with the harmonies of Francis Poulenc’s arrangement of “Gloria.” String instrumentalists produced...

Coppell High School Respira Treble Show Choir freshman Rhea Chowdhary performs “Live in Living Color” from the movie “Catch Me If You Can” during the Respira on Broadway show in the CHS Auditorium on Nov. 5. The CHS choir program is performing its annual winter concert tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.

Choir to create winter wonderland at annual concert

Trisha Atluri, Executive Entertainment Editor December 1, 2021

As the calendar flips to a new month, Coppellians look forward to a joyous and freeing season. In the holiday spirit, the Coppell High School choir program is holding its annual winter concert tomorrow...

Coppell Respira Treble Show Choir junior Amy Yan, junior Mihira Kada , senior Shivani Mishra, and junior Jenny Choe perform “Defying Gravity” from the musical “Wicked” during the Respira on Broadway show in the Coppell High School Auditorium on Friday. Respira’s show featured performances of songs from Broadway musicals and cupcakes for the audience during intermission. Photo by Olivia Cooper

Respira rewriting chapters with Broadway musicals

Minnie Gazawada, Staff Writer/Designer November 8, 2021

On Friday and Saturday, “Respira on Broadway” took the stage at the Coppell High School Auditorium. The show marked Respira Treble Show Choir’s return to live performance on stage.  Since August,...

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

Respira preparing to defy gravity at annual choir show

Minnie Gazawada, Staff Writer/Designer November 4, 2021

The combination of singing and dancing makes the Respira show choir stand out from the rest. After hosting choir shows virtually, Coppell High School Choir brings the show back to the stage on Friday and...

Coppell Community Chorale soprano and Coppell Middle School West science teacher Sara Albers sings in the main hall of the Coppell Arts Center on Saturday. The chorale hosted its fall concert, Legendary, in which choir ensembles covered songs by well-known music legends.

‘Legendary’ chorale concert blends voices in perfect reunion (with video)

Trisha Atluri, Executive Entertainment Editor October 25, 2021

From Madonna to The Beach Boys and Mozart to Nirvana, the Coppell Community Chorale delivered a program chock-full of musical legends for two hours straight on Saturday at the Coppell Arts Center. The...

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...

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