Ed Gonzales - eduardo.gonzales@comalisd.org 830.885.1330

Mr. Gonzales is a graduate of William Howard Taft High School in San Antonio and the University of Texas at San Antonio. He has performed with numerous ensembles including Black Gold Drum and Bugle Corps, UTSA Wind Ensemble, UTSA Orchestra, multiple Chamber Ensembles, the UTSA Percussion Ensemble and the Heart of Texas Concert Band and the San Antonio Wind Symphony.

Past teaching assignments include Assistant Director at White MS, New Braunfels HS and Head Director at New Braunfels Ninth Grade Center and has earned multiple Texas UIL Sweepstakes awards. He was also the Colorguard/Winterguard Director for the Roosevelt Color Guard and most recently, the New Braunfels HS Guard where his ensembles collectively earned six TECA State Divisional Titles. Most recently, Mr. Gonzales's concert band had the honor of performing at Carnegie Hall in NYC for the National Youth Concert Series in 2013.

Mr. Gonzales is an active clinician in the area for both concert band, marching band as well as colorguard. His professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Technology Institute for Music Educators, the Association of Texas Small School Bands and the Texas Educational Colorguard Association. Most recently, he was re-elected to the TMEA State Board as the TMEA Region XII Secretary.

Robert DeLong - robert.delong@comalisd.org 830.885.1330

Mr. DeLong is a graduate of Canyon High School in New Braunfels and California Baptist University in Riverside, California. In addition, he has received his Texas teaching credential from Texas State University. Mr. DeLong has performed with numerous ensembles including Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps, CBU Concert Band, CBU University Choir and Orchestra, and the TSU Wind Ensemble.

Past teaching assignments include Assistant Band Director at Longfellow Middle School. In addition, he has taught private brass lessons in both Comal ISD and New Braunfels ISD. He has been a marching technician at Canyon High School and continues to assist the marching band at Canyon Lake High School.

Mr. DeLong is affiliated with professional organizations such as Texas Music Educators Association and Texas Bandmasters Association.