Beginning Band Newsletter

Beginning Band Newsletter
Posted on 02/20/2018


1st Beginning Band Newsletter!



Dear All 5th Grade,

First off, on behalf of the junior high family, let me welcome the 5th grade students to Celina Junior High/6th Grade Center. We are so excited to see all of you next year and want to make this a very fun and exciting transition for each student. 5th Grade Parents, we are looking forward to meeting you as a staff here at our two campuses and encourage any questions about our schools and programs.


This is a very exciting time for your child as they get to choose their elective in the 6th grade. This is a big choice and we want to assure you there is not a bad choice. We have great programs with excellent teachers who are here for your kids. Your child will really enjoy their time here at Celina Junior High.


My name is Preston Cummins and I am the band director of the junior high program. I am finishing my third year here and have loved every bit of it. The best part of my job is working with great kids. Celina is a great place with a wonderful community and caring people.


As the band director, I would like your child to consider our great program. We have many things to offer and teach many life skills in our classroom. Aside from learning how to play an instrument and read music, your child will learn organization, how to set goals and achieve them, how to cope with failure and success, leadership, team building and achieving as a team, and success in their future education. Your child will become apart of a large band family who care and look out for their own. They will have many friends and always have a place in our program. I am not asking that you commit now, but please consider being apart of our team. Below are some future events that I would like you to take apart of to help you find your choice:


1)   Tuesday, February 20th @ CJH: CJH Elective Showcase Night; Begins at 5:30 PM in the cafeteria---Come see all our elective choices and meet their sponsors!

2)   Saturday, March 3rd @ CJH Band HallInstrument Test Drive; No commitment needed. Come try the instruments and meet the band directors to see if band is right for you! Sign up for a time to come try the instruments you are interested in. No particular instrument? We’ll help you! Please sign up for a time slot at

3)   Friday, March 9th @ your school: Celina Jazz Band Tour; Please look forward to seeing our two jazz bands show another side of our program and enjoy some fun music!


For more information regarding our program, please click on the attachment to this email.


I promise that this will be one of a few emails that I will send out regarding band. I do not wish to over load your email but would like to inform you of events coming up. I will send out small reminders before each event and nothing more.


If you have any further questions, please feel free to email me at


Preston Cummins
Assistant Director of Bands
Director of Jazz Studies
Celina ISD
469-742-9119 ext. 2