Meet the Members

David Ortiz
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David Ortiz began studying the trumpet at the age of 11 in Crystal City, Texas where he was named to the All-Region band 7 years in a row, and 4 years in a row to the All-Area band in class 4A and below. His trumpet teachers include Joe Honstein, Gabriel Garcia and Dr. Keith Winking. David received Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Music from Texas State University. While at Texas State University, he played principal trumpet for the Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra. He also played lead trumpet for the Texas State Marching Band, Mariachi Nueva Generacion, Funkonomics, University's 1st and 2nd Jazz Ensembles and the award-winning Salsa Del Rio. David has performed with such artists as Freddie Mendoza, Pete Christlieb,Steve Hawk, Wess "Warm Daddy" Anderson, Evan Christopher, Andre Hayword, and Michael Martin Murphy. He has opened for Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan, performed at the world famous Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and was lead trumpet for Ruben Ramos and the Mexican Revolution Band. Also Mariachi Estrella's musical arranger, David has written arrangements for Mariachi Suroeste, Mariachi Las Altenas, Mariachi Nueva Gerneracion Salsa Del Rio, Mariachi Cascabel and Road Trip.

Gabriel Vasquez
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David Perales
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Gerardo de los Santos
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Omar Garcia
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Anthony Thompson
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Jorge Torres
Jorge Torres

Leopoldo Rodriguez
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