Marching Band advances to UIL State Marching Band Contest

With bated breath, the Coppell High School Band directors check the results for their area competition. 

Their eyes light up when they see the results for if they are going to state.

Coppell Band is competing in the State Open Class Marching Band Contest along with Coppell Color Guard. 

Coppell Band Director Kimberly Shuttlesworth learned the band advanced to the state competition on Sunday, informing the band members soon after she found out. 

“You see how hard the kids work year in and year out, and you are just glad that people respond to that and award that,” Shuttlesworth said. “I was really happy for the students, it was a big relief.”

The state competition is Monday and Tuesday at the Alamodome in San Antonio. The preliminary contest is  Monday, which includes 43 bands performing. The final announcements are Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.. 

Coppell Band received a 1 at the UIL Region Marching Band Contest on Oct. 17, and won at the UIL Area Marching Band Contest on Saturday, advancing it to the state competition.

Coppell Band performs its show “Major Scale,” which features original composed pieces, and its version of the song “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley for its ballad.

Shuttlesworth is confident in the band’s ability to stand out in its performance.

“I think if we go in and be ourselves, and play like we know how to play, I think we’ll set ourselves apart very easily,” Shuttlesworth said.

 

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