CHS Marching Band Placed 3rd in UIL State Marching Contest
The Coppell High School marching band worked diligently to qualify for the 5A UIL State Marching Contest, a task in itself. Only 31 out of the state's 835 bands qualified for the contest, which occurs only once every two years. The band faced tough competition in the San Antonio Alamodome on Tuesday, November 4th.
The band earned 4th place in the preliminary round at the state competition and a chance to perform again, with the other top 10 bands, during the finals portion of the competition that took place later that evening. Anxious to perform their best, while representing their school and district, the band put on a top performance earning 3rd place behind local bands, Flower Mound Marcus in 1st and L.D. Bell in 2nd. Other local top ten bands include Duncanville High, Richland and Hebron High Schools.
“I am so proud of the CHS Band members for continuing to work so hard throughout the months leading up to the State Marching Contest,” said Scott Mason, Head Band Director.“I am also very proud of how they came back from the Prelims after a very long day and performed the best ever in the finals. This was certainly a combined accomplishment of our community, school district, high school, band parents, teachers and students.”