Cyndi Tucker, Director of Bands
Cyndi Tucker has taught middle school band for 20 years in the state of Texas. Mrs. Tucker has been at Cobb for 7 years, since it opened in 2010. She taught previosly in Plano ISD at Wilson and Schimelpfenig Middle Schools. Mrs. Tucker is a member of the Texas Music Educator's Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and American School Band Directors ASsociation. Bands under her direction have received numerous first division ratings and best in class awards at UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest and other invitational contests.
Cyndi Tucker received her Bachelors in Fine Arts degree from New Mexico State University and her Masters of Music Education from Texas A&M Commerce. Mrs. Tucker lives in Allen with her husband Jason and their two daughters. Her older daughter Madison is a senior clarinetist in the Plano West Senior High School Band, and her younger daughter Meredith is an 8th grade trumpet player in the Rice Middle School Band. Mrs. Tucker is (almost) a Texas native who grew up in Plano, graduating from Plano East Senior High in 1993.
Denise Soto, Associate Director
Ms. Denise Soto is the Associate Band Director at Cobb Middle School. She was the Head Band Director for seven years at Ysleta ISD and San Elizario ISD in El Paso, Texas. While teaching at Eastwood Middle School and Garcia-Enriquez Middle School, she received numerous Band UIL Sweepstakes Awards.
Ms. Soto graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2010. While at UTEP, she studied oboe under the direction of Dr. Donald Wilkinson. She performed with The UTEP Orchestra and UTEP Wind Symphony, which recorded for prestigious composers such as Julie Giroux, Frank Ticheli and Roger Cichy.Ms. Soto frequently substituted for The El Paso Wind Symphony and The El Paso Symphony Orchestra. She was also a member of the El Paso Woodwind Quintet which served and entertained the community of El Paso with live music. The ensemble performed for a variety of audiences including the elderly at various nursing homes and for travelers coming home for the holidays at the El Paso International Airport.Her professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educator's Association and the Texas Bandmaster's Association.
Some of Ms. Soto' s interests include reading and going to the movies and she now resides in Frisco, TX.
Daniel Reberger, Percussion
Originally from the Indianapolis area, Mr. Reberger has had the opportunity to work with great music programs, including the state champion Northview Marching Knights, BOA semi-finalist Center Grove Marching Band, and WGI World class finalist Center Grove Indoor Percussion.
Mr. Reberger attended the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in music education. While attending the Jacobs School, Mr. Reberger had the wonderful opportunity of performing in some of the premier ensembles in the school including: Indiana University Percussion Ensemble, Indiana University Wind Ensemble, and the Indiana University Philharmonic Orchestra. Some notable performance venues include Carnegie Hall (New York, NY), Percussive Art Society-Indiana Day of Percussion (Muncie, IN), and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (Indianapolis, IN).
He was also an active performer in Drum Corps International, where he marched five seasons in the snare line. Mr. Reberger toured the country with the Troopers from Casper, WY, two-time DCI champion Madison Scouts from Madison, WI, and the ten-time DCI champion Cadets from Allentown, PA. Mr. Reberger currently resides in Frisco, TX. He is very excited to be a part of such fantastic band programs!