Phone: 903-668-5990 x4133


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Fine Arts - SFASU Master of Education - SFASU

Mr. Gary D. Fort

Mr. Fort is serving his 28th year as associate band director at H.I.S.D. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Education from Stephen F. Austin State University.  He has taught for 40 years in East Texas and his bands have earned numerous awards.  He is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, National Association of Military Marching Bands and the Texas Music Adjudicators Association.  He is also a private pilot and enjoys aviation. Mr. Fort is married to Faith Fort and they have three children and six grandchildren.  Faith was a former counselor at H.I.S.D. They are members of First Christian Church, Longview and are active in the church music program.