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 The award-winning Coppell High School Band took to the streets in its second annual march-a-thon on a day described by spectators as "perfect for a parade."

Over 300 band members met last Saturday morning at New Tech High School ready for a journey through neighborhoods, Lakeside Apartments and several Coppell businesses. Escorted by two Coppell police officers, the large group was quite a sight to see on the quiet streets of Coppell.

Volunteers for the band had taken fliers out to the neighborhoods on the marching route to let people know they would be coming by their house. Several homes had the band stop by for their very own lawn concert.

The first stop the band made was the yard of a boy who was having his 8 year old birthday. He was treated to the band playing "Happy Birthday". He was so excited the band had come directly to his house to play for him.

Another high point of the day occurred when the entire band marched through the aisles of the Tom Thumb grocery store. Trombones filled the store with a rousing rendition of their crowd favorite "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." The march-a-thon ended at the Town Center Plaza where the band played one final song for an appreciative audience.

Money collected from the march-a-thon will be used to help fund the band program. For more information on the award-winning CHS band, go to the band website at

www.chsbandboosters.com.