CMS North Band 2nd in State
The Coppell Middle School North band earned 2nd place in the 2009 Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) State Honor Band Class CC competition, which took place at the Texas Bandmasters Association convention in San Antonio.
In order to qualify for the state competition, North's band placed in the top two at the Regional Level and first in the Area Competition in its class. Over 260 Texas class CC bands participated in the Honor Band competition this year and only 14 of those bands advanced to the state level.
Under the direction of Joey Ashbrook, the North Band won the TMEA State Honor Band competition in 2007. The band has since been featured as the state honor band in Austin and San Antonio. The band was ineligible to compete last year, in accordance with TMEA contest rules that do not allow a winning band to compete the following year.