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Northbrook Senior High School

#1 Raider Circle

Houston, TX 77080


About Mr Ortega

  • Gus Ortega is beginning his 18th year in Music Education.  Mr Ortega is currently the Assistant Band Director at Northbrook High School. He has been at NHS since 2003.  Prior to that he taught middle school band and high school band in Premont, TX. He graduated from Texas A&M -Kingsville with a degree in Music Education in 1999.  He studied saxophone, clarinet, and flute in college.  He enjoys playing saxophone but is most at home playing the bari sax.  Mr. Ortega is a member of Kappa Kappa Psi-Honorary Band Fraternity, Texas Music Educator's Association and Texas Band Master's Association. Mr. Ortega is married to Elisha whom he met in college.  During his junior  year they marched next to each other and have been good friends ever since. They both enjoy performing, playing saxophone duets, studying, listening to, and teaching music. 
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1st period - Cadet Band

2nd period - Choir

3rd period - Symphonic Band w/Smellie

4th period - Percussion

5th period - Concert Band NV

6th period - beginner band w/Smellie

7th period - Choir w/Smellie

Class Assignments & Homework


Mr Ortega's Bands will have after school band rehearsal according to NHS Band Calendar. Check this year's calendar on Charms Office website. Attendance is required to all practices as part of your class participation grade. Any performance; game, contest, concerts are required and are a major grade.



 Check the NHS Band Handbook for all policies.



 Band Students must practice their music everyday.  If you need to go to another class for tutoring you may go to that teacher during tutoring day. Any absences from after school practice must be cleared BEFORE missed practice for it to be considered for an excused absence.  Please see NHS Band attendance policy.


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