Future CMS Orchestra Students

Hello and Welcome to Cockrill!

We have 4 instruments for you to choose from: Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass. Each year we have events where we meet you, help your child select an instrument, and then size them. All of the instruments come in sizes to fit any child!

Our sizing events for students are Friday April 8th and Saturday April 9th. To join orchestra, you need to do the following:

On your course selection sheet put a 1 next to orchestra as your first elective choice.

Next, click on the links below to choose a night to select your instrument.


The student will be guided through the 4 instruments they can choose to play, and at the end of the appointment they’ll make a choice! We will have instrument rental information at your appointment, so please hold off on acquiring an instrument until after you meet with us.

Please do not purchase an instrument online. There are a myriad of reasons not to buy online; the main reason being your student will grow significantly during middle school! You can read more here about online instrument purchasing.

We recommend Dallas Strings for your instrument rental needs. They have the best service and an on-site repair technician (luthier) who can fix any repairs needed.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Powelson with any questions! jpowelson@mckinneyisd.net