Directors & Staff
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Mr. Rein has served as Director of Bands at Centennial High School since 2013. Mr. Rein directs the Marching Band, the Wind Symphony and Concert Band. Mr. Rein’s ensembles have excelled at regional marching, concert, and jazz competitions, and festivals.
An educator since 2004, Mr. Rein came to Frisco with years of experience. Mr. Rein attended Austin Peay State University in Clarksville Tennessee and achieved a bachelors in Music Education. He also attended Depaul University in Chicago Illinois and achieved a masters in music performance with an emphasis in Bass Trombone. His primary teachers have included Susan K. Smith of the Nashville Symphony, Charles Vernon of the Chicago Symphony, and Tom Matta, Chicago freelance trombonist. Other notable teachers include Gil Long, Richard Steffen, Mark Fischer, Floyd Cooley, Bob Lark, Tim Coffman, Bob Lee, Robert Hodge, Pete Evans and Todd Hill.
Mr. Rein currently resides in Frisco with his wife Katie and their dogs Derby, and Zoey.
Mrs. Kay joined the Centennial band staff in 2016. Mrs. Kay conducts the Symphonic Winds and assists with marching band. Before coming to Frisco, she began her teaching career with the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD as an elementary music teacher, assistant band director, and then head band director at Dan F. Long Middle School.
Mrs. Kay grew up in Richardson and received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Texas Christian University in 2008. While at Texas Christian University, Mrs. Kay performed with the Wind Ensemble under the direction of Mr. Bobby Francis and studied clarinet with Mr. Gary Whitman. She also played with the TCU Symphony Orchestra and has spent several years playing with both the Carrollton Wind Symphony and Metropolitan Winds.
Mrs. Kay enjoys reading, traveling, and is a certified yoga instructor. Mrs. Kay currently resides in Garland with her husband Trevor and their cats Ruby and Lily.
Mr. Andre joined the Centennial band staff in 2020. Mr. Andre conducts the Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, and teaches AP Music Theory. Prior to working at Centennial, he was an assistant band director at Mesquite High School directing the Symphonic Band and Jazz Band. He also served as the show designer and primary visual instructor for the marching band. In addition to his teaching duties, he was the TMEA Region III Jazz Chairman during the 2019-2020 school year.
Mr. Andre attended Texas Christian University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education in 2018. While at TCU, he performed with the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band. He studied trumpet with Dr. Jon Burgess. Mr. Andre marched with the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps from Rockford, Illinois in the summers of 2015 and 2016. During the summer of 2019, he served on the Brass Staff of Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps.
Mr. Andre's professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and Kappa Kappa Psi.
He currently resides in The Colony with his wife Michele and their dog Gracie.
Mr. Wallace serves as Director of Percussion Studies for the Centennial High School Cluster, coordinating percussion instruction and events at Centennial High School, Lawler Middle School, and Wester Middle School. Prior to CHS, Mr. Wallace worked in Lewisville ISD, Houston ISD, and Katy ISD. Mr. Wallace’s groups have been both state honor band finalists and state marching band contestants and have also performed at the National Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis, IN. Under his direction, the TC Drum Line became the official drum line of the NHL’s Dallas Stars for 2006 and 2007. While in Houston, Mr. Wallace’s West Briar MS percussion ensembles won the U.S. National Grand Championship from Music Showcase Festivals with a perfect score of 100. They were featured on many local news stations and toured the Houston area performing in several select venues.
Mr. Wallace received his B.S. in Music Education from Austin Peay State University where he studied with David Steinquest. Mr. Wallace is an educational endorser of Evans drumheads and Innovative Percussion. He resides in Frisco with his wife Robin, son Logan, and their dog Avenger.
Miss Flores joined the Centennial Color Guard staff in 2021 and became the Color Guard Director in 2023. Miss Flores assists in all Marching Band Color Guard & Winter Guard activities at Centennial High School. Before moving to Texas, she worked with the WGI medalist's, Kickapoo Color Guard. Prior to joining us, she worked with the Timber Creek Color Guard.
Miss Flores attended Missouri State University, and served as a Color Guard Co-Captain. Miss Flores also performed with the WGI finalist, Pride of Missouri State. She also marched with the Music City Drum and Bugle Corps in 2014 & 2016, the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps in 2017, and the Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps in 2018 & 2019. Most recently, Miss Flores performed with the CGT Dallas Performance Ensemble in 2020.
Miss Flores enjoys gardening and crafting in her free time. She also enjoys traveling to her home state of Missouri.