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Gabriel Valdez
Associate Director, Sandra Day O'Connor High School


   Gabriel Valdez is currently an Associate Director of Bands at Sandra Day O’Connor High School in Helotes, Tx. He has previously taught at Brackenridge High School and Poe Middle School in San Antonio ISD. Mr. Valdez is a San Antonio native who attended Brackenridge High School and went on to earn his degree in Music Education from the University of Houston. He is currently enrolled at Trinity University studying Educational Leadership at the graduate level.

   While at Houston, Mr. Valdez was a performer in the UH Concert bands and the Spirit of Houston Marching Band. In 2008 Mr. Valdez was a trumpet member of the DCI Finalist Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps. Mr. Valdez is a member of the Texas Music Educator Association and the Texas Bandmasters Association. As an associate director, his ensembles have received superior ratings at their UIL assessments. Mr. Valdez also played an integral part in rebuilding winter guard and have placed in the top half of their division as well as becoming a Bronze medalist for the T.E.C.A. circuit. Mr. Valdez team taught the honor wind ensemble and concert bands as well as successfully conducted the Brackenridge High School Orchestra. He currently resides in San Antonio with his wife Crystal, his daughter Camila, his son Antonio, and his dog Rio.

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