Director of Bands
Mr. Andy Rein is in his 14th year of teaching and this will be his 6th year at Centennial HS. Mr. Rein conducts the Wind Ensemble, Concert 1 and various Jazz Ensembles at Centennial. Mr. Rein’s groups have excelled at regional marching, concert and Jazz competitions and festivals.
Mr. Rein attended Austin Peay State University in Clarksville Tennesse 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 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, Texas with his wife Katie and his dogs Parker, Derby and Zoey.
Ashley Kay is on her 10th year of teaching and this will be her 3rd year at Centennial HS. Before coming to Frisco, she worked for the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD as an elementary music teacher, assistant band director, and then head band director at Dan F. Long Middle School. She 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. Her husband, Trevor Kay, is also a band director and teaches at Newman Smith High School. They Kays reside in Plano, Texas with their cats Lucy and Lily.
Philip Black is in his 2nd year teaching at Centennial High School. Prior to working at Centennial, he taught private lessons and worked as a marching tech while attending the University of North Texas. Mr. Black performed in many ensembles at UNT including the 4 O’clock Lab Band, Symphonic Band, and Brass Band. Some of his teachers include Keith Johnson, Allen Vizzutti, Kyle Johnson, and Eric Swisher.
During high school, Mr. Black marched with the Madison Scouts in the summers of 2007 and 2008. After graduating from Newman Smith HS, Mr. Black joined the U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps and was stationed in Washington, D.C. for 4 years. During this time, he performed around the world in places such as Japan, Canada, and France. He was featured as a solo bugler in a joint concert with the New York Philharmonic, performed with “The President’s Own” Marine Band, “Pershing’s Own” Army Band, and was a funeral bugler at the Arlington National Cemetery.
Mr. Black resides in McKinney, Texas with his dog Koda.
Mr. Wallace serves as Director of Percussion Studies for the Centennial High School Cluster. He is starting his 7th year of coordinating percussion instruction and events at Centennial High School, Clark Middle School, and Wester Middle School. Prior to his appointment with the Centennial Band, 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 prestigious 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, performing at playoff games, in television commercials, and various Stars promotional events. 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. While at APSU he arranged and instructed for The Governor€™s Own marching band and played set for the Jazz Band I and the Jazz Combo I. He is an active clinician, adjudicator, and performer throughout Texas and his native Tennessee. He holds professional memberships in the Texas Music Educators Association, Percussive Arts Society, and Phi Mu Alpha. Mr. Wallace is an educational endorser of Evans Drum Heads and Innovative Percussion. Mr. Wallace also writes and arranges percussion arrangements for many high schools and colleges throughout the United States. Mr. Wallace resides in Frisco with his wife Robin, son Logan, and two dogs.
Color Guard Director
Mr. Greenleaf joined the Centennial Band Staff as Guard Director in 2005. Prior to coming to CHS, Mr. Greenleaf has been the Color Guard director for the Haltom High School color guard program. The Haltom color guard has been a consistent medalist in the North Texas Color Guard Association’s Circuit Championships, as well as a Winter Guard International finalist. Prior to coming to Texas , Mr. Greenleaf was the Color Guard Director for The Union Public Schools in Tulsa , Oklahoma where he administrated and taught over 100 students in grades 6 thru 12.
Mr. Greenleaf has been active in Marching Band, Winter Guard, and Drum and Bugle Corps as a designer, technician, clinician and consultant since 1989. In addition to public school teaching, Mr. Greenleaf has instructed the Suncoast Sound Drum and Bugle Corps, the Black Gold Drum and Bugle Corps, and has served as the caption head for the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps. Mr. Greenleaf also founded the five time WGI finalist. Black Gold Winter Guard from Tulsa , Oklahoma.
Mr. Greenleaf is the past President and 1st Vice President of the Mid-America Performing Arts Association. He is credited with the significant growth in membership and quality of the Association during his presidency. Mr. Greenleaf is also a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Kappa Kappa Psi.
Mr. Greenleaf has served on the Executive Board of the North Texas Color Guard Association, as well as the Winter Guard International Advisory Board and Steering Committee to the executive board.