CCHS Press

Band’s Best Dressed

Band's Best Dressed

Story by: Emma O'Dell, Reporter

November 12, 2019

  With the Marching Band’s competitive season coming to a close, the band boosters of the 2019-2020 school year held the annual Halloween costume contest. The contest took place on October 30th. Many band students showed up in their best costumes and took the judges by surprise.   ...

Band: All-State is Here

photo courtesy of Logan Pierce

Story by: Dominique McClain, Reporter

February 1, 2019

With band, hard work never goes away and always pays off. During the competitive season, band members get ready to show what they are made of. Recently, a select few participants have qualified to compete in All-State and earn their titles within the industry. Senior Logan Pierce plays the french horn an...

Band: Behind the Scenes

photo by: Kansas Meade

Story by: Sienna Wight, Reporter

October 4, 2018

From August through November, the Cypress Creek Marching Band spends over one hundred and fifty hours outside in the parking lot rehearsing their show. With so much time dedicated to the program, students struggle to balance classes and band. Senior Drum Major Will Green leads the band during competition s...

Kicking Off Football Season

photo by Jamya Payia

Story by: Emma Jessen, Reporter

September 21, 2018

  The student section overflows with fellow classmates. Stadium lights brightly shine over the field, studded with football players. The drumline begins drumming and the cheerleaders begins cheering. Football season has arrived. The start of the school year marks the start of the Varsity Coug...

Band prepares for bi-annual state competition opportunity

Photo by Abby Akard

Story by: Lydia Estepp, Design Editor

October 9, 2016

To prepare for the bi-annual State Marching Band Contest, band students must prepare for both State UIL marching competition this October as well as the regular marching season. To make it to State and receive recognition as one of the best bands in Texas, band must win all perfect scores at UIL an...

Fine Arts UIL takes center stage

Fine Arts UIL takes center stage

Story by: Lydia Estepp, Feature Editor

February 8, 2016

Every year, thousands of students from all over the state gather together for University Interscholastic League (UIL), an opportunity to compete against other schools in academic, athletic and artistic competitions. Many fine arts electives, such as choir, theater and band have their own UIL competi...

Freshman talk: Summer band

Freshman talk: Summer band

Story by: Chloe Crawford, Reporter

November 16, 2015

Members of the marching band practice and rehearse for many hours in the summer heat in order to prepare to perform for the crowd at halftime during football season. The time commitment may feel like a burden to some, but  these freshmen make it seem worth it. High school marching band gives student...

Band demand

Band demand

Story by: Rayya Gordon, Reporter

December 12, 2014

Junior Maria McEvoy raises her trumpet and steadies her breathing, watching for her conductor’s cue. She begins to play in harmony with the rest of her bandmates- then does it all again the next day. McEvoy started band in the sixth grade and currently plays trumpet in Symphonic band. She spent...

“It’s gettin’ hot in here” Band keeps spirits high in summer heat

Story by: Connor Seymour, Copy Editor

October 20, 2014

While other students spend their summer drinking lemonade and enjoying cold pools, the members of the Cougar Marching Band arm themselves with gallon water-jugs and push themselves to the limit day after day to make football season unforgettable. Sweating for hours on end, these students face the dangerous...

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