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The Team

Who We Are


Jamal Washington

Director of Bands

Mr. Jamal A. Washington is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana and an honor graduate of Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he earned a Bachelor of Music Education. 


Assistant Band Director

Gus Ortega is an Assistant Band Director at NHS Band.  This will be his 21st year teaching at NHS and 25th year teaching band in Texas.

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Steven Reiss

Director of Percussion

Steven Reiss serves as the Director of Percussion at Northbrook High School in Houston, Texas. Before coming to Northbrook High School, he was the Head Director at Athens Middle School in Athens ISD. Junior High.

Jalissa Facundo 

Color Guard Director

Jalissa Facundo is a Houston native who started her color guard career at Pasadena Memorial High School, where she served as part of her leadership team for two years.

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