The Coppell HS Band is honored to have some of the finest collegiate music students in North Texas teaching our students throughout the marching season.
Andrew Cory is a senior at the University of North Texas. He will be graduating this fall with a BS in mathematics and a minor in education and music. He hopes to become a full time math teacher in north Texas following student teaching this semester.
Andrew’s performance experience includes marching with the Boston Crusaders in 2015, and the Bluecoats from 2016 until 2019. He served as tuba section leader for the Bluecoats in 2019. Andrew also performed in the WGI circuit in 2016 with Carroll High School indoor percussion, playing the cymbals. Then again in 2019, during Orion Winds’ inaugural year on tuba.
Andrew started as a marching technician for bands in north Texas in 2017, and is excited to return for his second season with Coppell.
Benjamin Brown is grateful to return for his fifth year working with the Coppell High School marching band. Benjamin studied music theory and classical voice at the University of North Texas, where he marched and taught with the Green Brigade marching band for four years, sang with the UNT Opera and Choral departments, and served as the Undergraduate Representative for the Music Theory, History, and Ethnomusicology department. Since graduating Benjamin has worked primarily as a freelance bassist, playing in several local bands, premiering new works, recording in the studio, and working with several theatre companies as a musician, actor, and director.
Benjamin aged out from The Cavaliers in 2013, and 2020 was his first season teaching on the visual team of Carolina Crown. He is very excited to have this opportunity to return to Coppell and continue working with such excellent teachers and students.
Benjamin also works with the theatre department of Coppell High School, teaching two sections of Fame! class and music directing multiple musicals per school year.
Kyle Bond is currently a senior at the University of North Texas where he studies music education, classical saxophone and jazz saxophone.
As a member of the North Texas Green Brigade he has served on the leadership team in all three of his years with the organization, most recently as a section leader and field tech. As a student of Dr. Eric Nestler, he has played in nearly all of UNT’s Wind Studies ensembles, including the UNT Wind Ensemble and Wind Orchestra. In January of 2020 he traveled with the Aurora Quartet to perform at the Navy Band’s 42nd Annual International Saxophone Symposium in Washington D.C. As a conducting student of Dr. Andrew Trachsel, Kyle has developed an unbridled passion for conducting, arranging, teaching and performing during his time at UNT.
After graduation, Kyle aspires to become a band director in Texas and to help spread his love of music to his future students.
Lizzie is a senior Music Education student at the University of Texas at Arlington, from Argyle, TX. As a performer, Lizzie currently serves as a drum major for the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps, where she began her journey in 2019 serving as a field assistant. She was also a member of the inaugural cast of Orion Winds in 2019.
Lizzie has worked extensively with ensembles at UTA, such as the Maverick Marching Band, Clarinet Choir, Chamber Ensembles, Wind Symphony, and University Singers. Lizzie is very humbled and excited for the opportunity to work with the students and staff at Coppell this fall.
Mckenzie Moore is a music education major at the University of North Texas. Her primary instrument is tuba and she proudly serves on the leadership team of the Green Brigade as the sousaphone section coordinator. Mckenzie is from Galveston, Texas and her dream is to open her own instrument repair shop. She is excited to return for her second year working with the JV Marching Band.
Ryan King is a junior music education major at the University of North Texas. He studies saxophone with Dr. Michael Davis and under the direction of Dr. Eric Nestler. Ryan has played in the UNT Wind Ensemble under the baton of Dr. Nicholas Enrico Williams and Professor Daniel Cook, serving as saxophone section manager in the spring of 2020, as well as the sax choir under the direction of Lt. Luslaida Barbosa. Ryan has also proudly served as a drum major of the Green Brigade for two seasons.
As a performer, Ryan was a member of the inaugural cast of Orion Winds in 2019. He played tenor saxophone and was a featured soloist in the program “Elevate”, which placed 1st at WGI Dallas and the NTCA championships and 4th at WGI World Championships in the Independent World Class division. Ryan is also currently a member of The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, where he plays the mellophone. He is excited for his opportunity to get on the field and age out with the corps in 2021.
Ryan has worked on the staff of several high school bands in DFW and is excited to work with the Coppell Band.
Thomas Camilo is a third year music education student at the University of North Texas, where he studies clarinet with Professor Deborah Fabian. He is a third year member of the University of North Texas Green Brigade and has performed in numerous other ensembles at the University of North Texas, including University Band, Concert Band, the Scott Clarinet Choir, and numerous chamber ensembles ranging from Clarinet Duo to Woodwind Quintet while playing both Bb Clarinet and Bass Clarinet extensively.
After graduation, Thomas hopes to serve his country through music with the United States Air Force Concert Band. He hopes to have the opportunity to educate young musicians around the country through performance and other educational outreaches the United States Air Force provides. He is excited to join the staff and work with the JV Marching Band.
Zach Del Bello
Zach Del Bello is a junior marketing major at the University of North Texas where he is pursuing a career in sports marketing. Zach is from Houston, Texas where he attended Friendswood High School before moving to Denton. While at North Texas, Zach marched with the Green Brigade and was a part of the student leadership team. Zach has worked with multiple groups in the North Texas area during his time in the DFW area such as Lake Dallas High School and Azle High School.
Zach’s performance experience includes performing as a member of Genesis in 2016 and 2017, the Blue Knights in 2018, 2019, and 2020, and Orion Indoor Winds in 2019. This is his second year with the Coppell High School Marching Band.