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Hector Gil

Vista Ridge High School
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Hector Gil has been the Director of Percussion at Vista Ridge High School and Artie Henry Middle School from Cedar Park, Texas since 2008.  He is in his thirteenth year of teaching, and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from Texas A&M University – Commerce in 2001

His students and ensembles have achieved numerous honors and have performed at The Percussive Arts Society International Convention in 2008, The Percussive Arts Society International Percussion Ensemble Competition Winners in 2014, The Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in 2010, 2012, and 2014, The Texas Music Educators Association Convention in 2010 and 2014, The Western International Band Clinic in 2008 and 2013, the Texas State Marching Band Contest in 2008 and 2013, and The Winter Guard International World Championships in 2006 and 2007. 

Hector was a member of The Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps in 1997 and 1998. In 2000, he was in the TAMU-Commerce Percussion Ensemble that won the PAS International Percussion Ensemble Competition and also received second place at PASIC with the TAMU-Commerce Drumline. He has performed many concerts with the Texas A&M University-Commerce Wind Ensemble, the Texas A&M University-Commerce Drumline, the Texas A&M University-Commerce Steel Band, the Texas Christian University Wind Symphony, the Texas Christian University Symphony Orchestra, the Texas Christian University Percussion Ensemble, and the North East Texas Symphony Orchestra.

He has composed, arranged, adjudicated and has served as a clinician for numerous percussion programs throughout Texas.  His professional affiliations include The Percussive Arts Society, Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association, and is a proud Education Artist with Innovative Percussion Inc.

Hector lives in Cedar Park with his wife Brandy and their two daughters Makayla and Elena, along with their Westie Ana.