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JUNIOR HIGH DIRECTORS

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Brittany Yanniello

pronounced "Ya-nello"

HEAD JUNIOR HIGH BAND DIRECTOR

(469) 742-9119 ext.2

BrittanyYanniello@celinaisd.com

Brittany Yanniello (pronounced “Ya-nello”) will serve as the Celina Junior High Head Band Director starting July 2021. While overseeing the entire band program at Celina Junior High, she will be the teacher-of-record for the Symphonic Band (Varsity Junior High Band), as well as the beginning trumpet, horn, clarinet, and flute classes. Mrs. Yanniello will also assist with the Celina High School Band during the Fall season.


She has an extensive background in concert and marching band. Most recently, she directed the Griffin Middle School Non-Varsity Band in Frisco ISD. She has taught beginning band classes for six years while also directed both non-varsity and sub non-varsity groups, including leading each of her bands to Sweepstakes awards at the UIL Concert and Sightreading Contests. At the Beach Within Reach Band Festival her band has received Best in Class. Her students have gone on to successfully compete in the TMEA All-Region Audition process as well as the TMEA Honor Band process.

Mrs. Yanniello holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of North Texas and completed coursework at Sam Houston State University where she conducted the SHSU Bearkat Marching Band for two seasons. Her primary instrument is the French horn. Mrs. Yanniello also marched with The Bluecoats and The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps as mellophone player and drum major while advancing to the DCI World Championships as a finalist three times.  She is an active member of the Texas Music Educators Association and Texas Bandmasters Association. 

She and her husband are naturalized Texans, coming to Texas specifically for the amazing culture of outstanding bands. They, and their two daughters, reside in Aubrey with their dog, ten chickens, and two ducks. Mrs. Yanniello is ready to cheer on her students and make music! Go Bobcats!

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Colin Grigsby

Percussion Director CISD

ASSOCIATE JUNIOR HIGH DIRECTOR
(469) 742-9119 ext.3

ColinGrigsby@celinaisd.com

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Larry Firmin

Associate Director of Celina ISD Bands 

ASSOCIATE JUNIOR HIGH DIRECTOR
(469) 742-9119 ext.4

LawrenceFirmin@celinaisd.com

Jon Weddle

Director of Celina ISD Bands

HEAD HIGH SCHOOL BAND DIRECTOR
(469) 742-9119 ext.1

JonWeddle@celinaisd.com

Alicia Whipkey

Celina ISD Color Guard Director

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL COLOR GUARD DIRECTOR
aliciawhipkey15@gmail.com