2021-2022 New Member Information
Please review the information below.
It will answer most of your questions.
Click HERE to view the CHS9/NT@C Band Scheduling Guide for 9th graders in 2021-2022
Click HERE to view the Band Fee Detail.
Click HERE to download the Pre-Participation Physical Form for your doctor.
Congratulations on your decision to be a part of the Coppell Band.
Band is one of the most enjoyable and spirited high school organizations, and it is arguably the hardest-working
organization and most award-winning in Coppell ISD. The Coppell HS Band program is currently ranked among the Top 40 scholastic band programs in the United States. Students in band are respected by their peers and
teachers; they are known as the leaders at Coppell HS, and band members rank among the highest-performing
students academically in each class.
High school band is drastically different than middle school band. In middle school, you prepared for weeks and
weeks for one performance. In high school, we are in a prepare-then-perform mindset. We perform on a weekly
basis during marching band season, and many students love the thrill of marching the show in front of a crowd of
5,000-10,000 people in a stadium on Friday and Saturday night. There is, in all honesty, no greater experience.
In Band at Coppell, the physical demands of being a performer are high. Through marching band, students will become physically fit by exercising on a daily basis. All these routines make us stronger physically and mentally and give us a great advantage over our competitors late in the season.
To remain musically “fit”, we strongly encourage private lessons throughout the summer and during school. At this
time, over 97% of the students in the Coppell Band are enrolled in private lessons. This experience is one that
will strengthen your musical abilities beyond what we’re able to do in class. The one-on-one time you spend with
your private teacher will aid in your growth and development as a competent, individual musician.
If you have interests in other areas (athletics, clubs, organizations), we welcome you to do both. You can make it work in your schedule, and we’re happy to help you realize your goals by being a member of multiple teams. We currently have Band students in football, theater, choir, track, tennis, swimming, cross country, basketball, and more. No student at CHS, CHS9, or NTH@C will be made to choose one activity over the other – being a part of the Coppell HS Community is important, and your contributions are valued. Please email us with any questions you have.
Mr. Miller, band director –
Ms. Shuttlesworth, band director -
Mr. Caswell, band director –
Mr. Slovak, band director –
Ms. Klontz, band director –
Ms. Chernow, percussion –
Mr. Nguyen, percussion –
Mr. Rummel, color guard –
CHS+CHS9 Coppell Band Design Clinics for 2020 Varsity and JV (Required for ALL)
Students will be introduced to basic marching fundamentals, physical fitness processes, dance training, and musical performance practices at these clinics. More details will be sent in the coming months. Students who wish to be considered for a position in the 2020 Varsity and JV Marching Bands should attend as many clinics as possible. Varsity placement can only be earned by presence at all clinics:
Friday, April 16 from 5:00-9:00pm – woodwind, brass, percussion, and guard*
Friday, April 30 from 5:00-9:00pm – woodwind, brass, percussion, and guard*
Friday, May 21 from 5:00-9:00pm – woodwind, brass, percussion, and guard*
* dinner will be provided for all camps.
CHS+CHS9 Band / Percussion / Color Guard New Member Meeting (for PARENTS and STUDENTS)
Parents are introduced to the program, and meet the staff and student leaders. We will offer an open forum for questions following the meeting.
Monday, May 10 from 7:00-8:30pm (Coppell HS Band Hall or Zoom)
Start-of-Summer Percussion Camp (Required for Percussion)
Start-of-Summer Percussion Camp will introduce students to the drumline, secure positions for the Fall season,
and aid in individual development over the coming weeks of break.
May 24-29 – times vary – see website for details
Start-of-Summer Color Guard (Required for Guard)
The Color Guard members meet for one additional week following the end of school.
June 1-4 from 9:00am-7:00pm
There is a lunch break from 1-2pm each day.
Please note that we have Guard Maintenance Rehearsals on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-8pm throughout the summer.
End-of-Summer Color Guard (Required for Guard)
The Color Guard members meet for one additional week of camp in late July. Students work on fundamentals and begin show design during this portion of the summer.
07.21.21 Guard Camp 10:00am-5:00pm*
07.22.21 Guard Camp 10:00am-5:00pm*
07.23.21 Guard Camp 10:00am-5:00pm*
07.26.21 Guard Camp 10:00am-5:00pm*
07.27.21 Guard Camp 10:00am-5:00pm*
* We break for lunch from 1:00-2:00pm each day.
End-of-Summer Percussion Camp (Required for Guard)
The JV and Varsity Drumline members meet for one additional week of camp in late July. Students work on fundamentals and begin show design during this portion of the summer.
07.26.21 Percussion Camp 10:00am-5:00pm*
07.27.21 Percussion Camp 10:00am-5:00pm*
07.28.21 Percussion Camp 10:00am-5:00pm*
07.29.21 Percussion Camp 10:00am-5:00pm*
07.30.21 Percussion Camp 10:00am-5:00pm*
* We break for lunch from 1:00-2:00pm each day.
NOTE: Both JV and Varsity Drumlines will be rehearsing during this camp.
Fundamentals Camp (Required for ALL)
Fundamentals Camp introduces all students to the marching and playing fundamentals they will need for the upcoming season.
07.28.21 Fundamentals Camp 8:00am-5:00pm*
07.29.21 Fundamentals Camp 8:00am-5:00pm*
07.30.21 Fundamentals Camp 8:00am-5:00pm*
* We break for lunch from 12:00-1:00pm each day.
Band Registration (Required for ALL)
On this date, students will register for all the band supplies and equipment they need. They will try on shirts, shoes, and sign up for meal choices. Parents attend to complete necessary forms, volunteer, and purchase items.
08.07.21 Registration 10:00am-3:00pm
Summer Band Camp (Required for ALL)
These camp days are the MOST IMPORTANT days of summer for our Band program. Students will learn the marching drill and music for the 2021 competition shows. Absences are not excused on these days, and students who do not participate will not march in the competition shows.
08.02.21 Summer Band 8:00am-8:00pm
08.03.21 Summer Band 8:00am-8:00pm
08.04.21 Summer Band 8:00am-8:00pm
08.05.21 Summer Band 8:00am-8:00pm
08.06.21 Summer Band 8:00am-8:00pm
08.07.21 Summer Band 5:00pm-9:00pm
08.09.21 Summer Band 5:00pm-9:00pm
08.10.21 Summer Band 5:00pm-9:00pm
08.11.21 Summer Band 5:00pm-9:00pm
08.12.21 Summer Band 5:00pm-9:00pm
08.13.21 Summer Band 5:00pm-9:00pm
08.14.21 Varsity Summer Band 8:00am-8:00pm
08.14.21 JV Summer Band 8:00am-4:00pm
08.16.21 Summer Band 8:00am-8:00pm
08.17.21 First Day of School 8:40am-4:10pm
08.21.21 Saturday Rehearsal 8:00am-9:00pm
08.28.21 Saturday Rehearsal 1:00-9:00pm
Classes Begin at CHS and CHS9
The first day of your Freshman year of high school will be one that you remember forever. Being a part of Band will help that process. You will, as a member of the Band, receive an advance copy of your schedule.
08.17.21 First Day of School 8:40am-4:10pm
End-of-Summer Band Social
To celebrate a successful end to the long Summer Band days, we will host a swim party. Plan to join us – hang out – and have fun celebrating the beginning of an amazing adventure.
08.20.21 Band Social/Party 6:00-10:00pm
2021 Competition Show Debut Performances and Booster Meeting
The debut begins at 8:00pm and is intended for the Band parents and the Coppell Community to have a first-viewing of the Varsity and JV marching shows.
August 21, 2021 at 8:00pm at Buddy Echols Field/Coppell HS Stadium
JV Morning Rehearsals
Once the school year begins, the Coppell HS JV Marching Band rehearses before school from 7:45-9:45am on the CHS Band Field behind Buddy Echols Field/CHS Stadium. This will take place each Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday during the first 9-weeks. Transportation to CHS9 and NTH@C is provided after rehearsal. Please check the calendar at for more specific before and afterschool rehearsal dates and times.
VARSITY Afternoon Rehearsals
Once the school year begins, the Coppell HS Band rehearses afterschool on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 4:40-6:40pm on the CHS Band Field behind Buddy Echols Field/CHS Stadium. There are often Project Blocks with selected sections on Wednesday afternoons from 4:40-5:40pm. Please check the calendar at for more specific afterschool rehearsal dates and times.
Football Game Performances
The JV and Varsity Marching Band alternate between football games, with each performing at 4 games per season. Most games take place on Friday nights, though some playoff games can be on Saturdays. Each performance is an opportunity for us to perform in preparation for our major contests.
08.27.21 CHS vs. Sachse (Varsity) Garland 7:00pm
09.03.21 CHS vs. PCA (Varsity) Home 7:00pm
09.10.21 CHS vs. Highland Park (Varsity) Home 7:00pm
09.17.21 Bye Week – No Game
09.24.21 CHS vs. Plano Senior (JV+V) Homecoming 7:00pm
10.01.21 CHS vs. Plano West (Varsity) Clark Stadium 7:00pm
10.08.21 CHS vs. Marcus (JV) Marcus 7:00pm
10.15.21 CHS vs. Hebron (Varsity) Home 7:00pm
10.22.21 CHS vs. Lewisville (JV) Lewisville 7:00pm
10.29.21 CHS vs. Plano East (Varsity) Clark 7:00pm
11.05.21 CHS vs. Flower Mound (JV) FloMo 7:00pm
11.12.21 Playoff Game #1 (JV+Varsity) TBD TBD
11.19.21 Playoff Game #2 (JV+Varsity) TBD TBD
Marching Contest Performances
Marching Contests allow the Coppell Bands to perform our full show for a panel of judges. Most contests are
“Prelims-Finals Format”, meaning that approximately 40 bands perform in Prelims, and the top 10 are invited
back that evening to perform again in Finals. On these days, it is generally best to plan for a full day of
10.02.21 HEB ISD Marching Contest (Var) Pennington All Day
10.02.21 TBD Marching Contest (JV) TBD All Day
10.09.21 BOA Dallas Regional (Varsity) Pennington All Day
10.12.21 UIL Region (Varsity + JV) Birdville 2:00PM
10.16.21 TBD Marching Contest (JV) TBD All Day
10.22.21 BOA-St. Louis (Varsity) St. Louis All Day
10.23.21 BOA-St. Louis (Varsity) St. Louis All Day
10.24.21 BOA-St. Louis (Varsity) St. Louis All Day
10.30.21 UIL Area (Varsity) Pennington All Day
11.05.21 BOA San Antonio Prelims (Varsity) Alamodome All Day
11.06.21 BOA San Antonio Finals (Varsity) Alamodome All Day
11.08.21 UIL State Prelims (Varsity) Alamodome All Day
11.09.21 UIL State Finals (Varsity) Alamodome All Day
The Coppell HS Varsity and JV Drumlines perform at competition before and after the competitive season. As well, the Percussion Program has been invited to perform at PASIC in 2021. This event takes place in Indianapolis, Indiana.
09.18.21 HEB Drumline (Drumline) Pennington All Day
09.25.21 Plano Drumline Contest (Drumline) Clark Stadium All Day
11.11-13.21Drumline to PASIC (DL) Indianapolis All Day