Fernando De los Santos
Fernando De los Santos, 17, started playing the trumpet at the age of 12 years. He is a senior at Texas City High School under the direction of Mr. Benjamin Guillotte. He studies privately with Virtuosi alumnus Noah Adams. Fernando has made the TMEA Region band/orchestra nearly every year since 7th grade and has also earned positions in the TMEA 6A All-State Symphonic Band. Fernando has also been to jazz region competitions twice, where he earned the lead trumpet position for the top region jazz band, and advanced in competition to area Jazz for a spot in the All-State Jazz ensembles. He participates in the Texas City Mariachi Band, which has advanced to the UIL State Competition for three years consecutively. He is currently ranked in the top 20 in the state on trumpet. Fernando is a member of the National Honor Society, and is Drum Major for his high school marching band. He is a Houston Rockets basketball fan and loves watching basketball, playing his trumpet, hanging out with friends, and volunteering at his local community center.