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Coppell Student Media

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Coppell Student Media

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 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 senior Andrew Tao practices the marimba during a private lesson in the fine arts hallway on Jan. 23. Tao is a percussionist with the CHS band who has qualified to All-State for all four years of high school.

Tao drumming to All-State four years in a row

Anika Arutla , Social Media Manager February 3, 2020

Out of the 60 years Coppell ISD has existed , only three students have made All-State Band all four years of their high school career. This year, Coppell High School senior Andrew Tao became the third...

The Coppell High School drumline team takes a picture with the Cardwell Cup on Nov. 9 at Marcus Marauder Stadium. The team receives first rank with a 96.88 rating in the Standstill I Silver Prelim part, Best Snare Line, Best Front Ensemble, Most Creative Drumline Show and The Cardwell Cup for Best Percussion Performance at Lone Star Classic 2019.

Drumline channels passion into final performances on dual competition day

Tracy Tran, Staff Writer/Photographer November 11, 2019

FLOWER MOUND - Thunderous and powerful from the bass drums. Synchronized and sharp from the snare drums. Bright and tinkle from the chimes. Expeditiously movement between each beat. The Coppell High School...

Coppell High School sophomore Anna Judd practices her original piano composition on Sunday at her house. Judd composes many pieces of music, one of which she will be performing at the Purely Rhythmic percussion concert tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the CHS auditorium.

Marching to her own tune: Judd pursues future in music composition

Anthony Cesario, Co-Student Life Editor March 2, 2018

Music has always been a part of Coppell High School sophomore Anna Judd’s life.   Judd’s older brother, 2016 CHS graduate Ethan Judd, played percussion in school and her father, Dayton...

Grammy nominated Drumset Artist Michael D’angelo plays the bass guitar at the Purely Rhythmic concert on Friday night in the CHS Auditorium. He was featured in the CHS percussion’s performance of “Cornbread Funk” by Matt Ehlers. Photo by Hannah Tucker.

CISD percussionists play alongside Grammy nominee at Purely Rhythmic concert

Lili Lomas, Student Life Editor March 27, 2017

On Saturday night, all Coppell ISD percussionists performed alongside Grammy nominated drumset artist Michael D’Angelo at the annual Purely Rhythmic concert at Coppell High School.   D’Angelo...

Percussion ensemble travels to PASIC convention to give concert, accept national award

Percussion ensemble travels to PASIC convention to give concert, accept national award

November 21, 2013

By Kristen Shepard Editor in Chief The long hot hours of practice, the late nights spent at the band hall and the persistent mental strain of mastering new pieces put forth by the Coppell High School...

New director to change the beat of CHS percussion

September 13, 2012

By Jordan Bickham Staff Writer The temperature gauge reads over 100 degrees on a Monday afternoon as the drumline marches onto the practice field and members of the pit section push their instruments...

Drumline gets fresh blood at tryouts

May 21, 2010

By Mike Pankonien Staff Writer Video by Eric Park and Adam Borel After working and practicing for three years, Kenzie Hitz finally got a chance to try out for the Coppell High School percussion...

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