News Archive

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  • May

    Avery Meazell

    State Solo And Ensemble Results Are In!

    CDA Symphonic Band students from both Flower Mound and Collin County campuses went to TPSMEA state solo and ensemble contest Saturday, May 27.  They had an exceptional day!  Our students performed for music faculty from various universities.  The judging at the state level is stringent, and our CDA students excelled!
    Students are given a ranking from I-V.  Here is a list of students who received a Superior rating (1) or an Excellent rating (2).  
    At the state level these are strong scores!
    The following students an EXCELLENT rating:
    FM Brass quintet - Cadi Duhon, James Adams, Levi Robertson, Jonathan Papaila, Ethan Adams
    The following soloists and ensembles received a SUPERIOR rating (the highest possible rating)
    FM Solos:
    Lauren Joseph
    McKell Richardson
    Katie Adler
    Lydia Trimble
    Jacob Witt
    Jeremy Sy
    Collin DeSoto
    CC Solos:
    Avery Meazell
    Jasmine Yeh
    Seth Bell
    FM Ensembles:
    Flute Trio - Lauren Joseph, Lydia Trimble, Katie Adler
    Flute Trio - McKell Richardson, Sarabeth Wall, Farrah Stratton
    Flute Choir - Lauren Joseph, Sarabeth Wall, Katie Adler, Lydia Trimble, Faith Presley
    Sax Quartet - Danielle Kofink, Jeremy Sy, Jasen Rakowski, Noah Kulle
    Percussion Ensemble - Collin DeSoto, Lucas Smith, Zach Orlov, Jack Hamm, Julia Sims, Brody Jones, CJ Chang
    CC and FM combined Ensemble:
    Clarinet Quartet - Giada Pangborn, Jacob Witt, Abby Golz, Jon Duhon
    We could not be more proud of these exceptional band students!
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  • Track State Champions!

    Josh Nokes
    Another first took place last Saturday in Waco as our Boys Varsity Track Team won the 4x400 Relay and with it, the State Championship by a single team point!  The competition was intense as the top four teams were separated by a total of 5 points!

    Along with the state champion 4x400 team, the boys team also won 2nd in the 4x200 relay, picking up a valuable 18 points in the process.  Along with fantastic showings from our relay teams, we had some great individual performances as well.  Senior, Ian Gully, won the high jump competition.  Juniors, Luke and Patrick Teson, won 1st & 2nd respectively in the 400m dash.  Luke Teson also won 3rd in the 300m hurdles.  There were many more contributors to the team victory with the Lions advancing multiple athletes and events to state after their runner-up finish at the Regional meet the week before.  Every point counted in this close race!

    Our Girls Varsity Track Team also had a great state meet finishing 7th out of 26 schools who qualified athletes for the meet.  The team highlight was seeing their 4x400 relay team finish 3rd in the state!

    Congratulations, Lions!  Well done!  You can watch the season highlight video at this link:
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  • Softball Area Champions!

    Josh Nokes
    Our Lion Softball team achieved a new high mark last night as CDA defeated Weatherford Christian 3-2!  Darcy Lessert led the way on the mound with 10 strikeouts of WCS hitters.  She scattered 7 hits and relied on a defense that played an excellent game.  The winning run was scored in the bottom of the 6th inning as Darcy stole home with two outs.  

    The Lions next play on Tuesday in the Regional Championship vs Lubbock Christian!
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  • Carson &amp;amp; Noah

    State Golf Success!

    Josh Nokes
    Collin County's own Carson Brower and Noah Gustovich competed at the TAPPS 3A State Golf Championships this past Monday and Tuesday.  Both young men established a couple of firsts for our campus as they finished in the Top 10 in our division and won All-State honors in the process!  Carson finished 9th scoring a 2-day total of 161 and Noah finished 10th with a total score of 163.  CDA was one of just two schools to have two golfers finish in the top 10!

    With the two student-athletes being just sophomores, they are excited about the future of the program and hope to add a couple more players in the future to fill out a team along with Freshman, Matthew Langham!

    Congrats, Carson & Noah!
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  • April

    Book and Uniform ReSale

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  • February

    All Region Band

    This past weekend, 8 members of the CDA-Collin County Band program attended the Texas Private School Music Educators Association (TPSMEA) All-Region Band event in Addison at the Greenhill School. These musicians were ranked as the top players in our entire region, spanning from the Austin area all the way to the panhandle. Students at both the Logic and Rhetoric levels represented the Intermediate and Symphonic Bands as they attended rehearsals run by renown clinicians, and then gave an outstanding concert on Saturday afternoon. Many congratulations to these very accomplished band members on Making Music that Glorifies!
    Middle School Honor Band
    Alto Saxophone- MuAnna Chien (2nd chair); Jedidiah Yeh
    Bari Saxophone- Canon Robinson (1st chair)
    Percussion- Zechariah Kovach (1st chair); Ray Kim 
    High School Honor Band
    Clarinet- Giada Pangborn; Jasmine Yeh
    Bass Clarinet- Seth Bell (2nd chair)
    Trumpet- Avery Meazell
    Euphonium- Caleb Hsiao (2nd chair)
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