Alonso High School Bands

HOME OF THE RAVENS    8302 Montague Street, Tampa, Florida 33615

Director of Bands: Amanda R. Griffis    |
Principal: Kenneth Hart

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Florida Bandmasters Association: District 7
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Interested in being a part of our band family?

The mission of the Alonso High School Band program is to provide all students with the opportunity to learn an instrument and create unforgettable music experiences.  The band program seeks to make a positive difference in the lives of each member through pursuit of musical achievements and positive peer relationships while teaching and instilling confidence, humanity, self-awareness, responsibility and discipline. 


The Alonso High School Raven Marching Band Announces their Fall 2021 Outdoor Music Production.......BACK UNDER THE LIGHTS

Directors Updates and Reminders

May 27,  2021

Congratulations to ALL of our band students for successfully making it to the end!! Another big congrats to our 2021-2022 Raven Band Leadership team! I am so excited for our new chapter and cannot wait to see all that is in store for us next school year. But first - SUMMER! 

As promised, Please follow this link to the May 26th presentation.. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions you may have. Below is a list of action items for parents/students moving forward:

  • Reserve the band camp dates listed in the presentation. This camp is required for ALL band and dance members. Contact Mrs. Griffis immediately if there is a conflict.
  • Dancers and Percussionists should also reserve July 21st-23rd from 4pm-6pm for dance- and percussion-specific camps with their instructors here at Alonso.

  • Accept the "2021-2022 Alonso Raven Band and Dance Members" course invitation in Canvas.

  • Check your email/Canvas course regularly for Home Campus instructions.
    • DANCER INSTRUCTIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE in Canvas under "Home Campus Instructions" button.
    • All band and dance members must complete these requirements BEFORE camps in July!
    • Remember: Do NOT purchase insurance. The Band Boosters have taken care of this for you.

Be on the lookout for our summer newsletter with reminders and information about band camp! Welcome to Alonso! 


ALL-STATE BAND: For our wind and percussion players, All-State audition requirements have been released and are available on the FBA website at FBA All-State Information (  I want to encourage all our band students to aim high, take a look at the materials and work towards an audition. Being an All-State level musician is arguably  the highest possible musical achievement in the state of Florida and we want to see even more of our Alonso Band students working towards this level of musicianship. If you don’t already own the etude books, they are great to have, but many of them are currently sitting in the Alonso Band Room! Reach out to Mrs. Griffis to see if she already has your All-State materials! 

July 21 Wednesday - July 23 Friday - Percussion & Dance Camp 4pm-6pm
July 24, 2021 Saturday - Leadership Camp
July 25 Sunday thru July 29 Thursday - Band Camp from 12:00pm to 8:00pm; First hour will be for check-in on Sunday the 25th. 
August 3, 2021 Tuesday - 4:00pm to 8:00pm  
August 5, 2021 Thursday - 4:00 to 6:00pm, then parent showcase performance and a parent meeting right after.  Please mark your calendars - lots of good information will be shared.

It Takes a Village.....

Hands-on help from friends and family of our band program and it's members are critical to the success of our band programs.  Year-round there are many areas where extra hands, smiles, teamwork and all-around support are needed especially during fall marching season.  Some areas include the annual band banquet, carpentry projects, chaperoning, collect parking fees, fundraising, game day meals, homecoming events, special events at the school, loading/unloading equipment, transporting equipment, photography, provide water/gatorade, senior night events, uniform alterations, and more.

Hillsborough County Schools requires those who volunteer complete a volunteer registration process before being permitted to volunteer. It should only take (5) minutes to complete. 

If you would like to join our village, please contact Sandy Anderson at or any of our other board members or you can browse the sign-up sheet to get started. 

Executive Booster Board Members:

Minutes from recent booster meetings:

April 27, 2021

March 23, 2021


Spirit Shop & Car Magnets

We now have Raven Band hoodies, parent shirts, windbreakers, hats and other items to show your support for our band program and students.  Visit the Spirit Shop and the Car Magnet sites to place orders to show your support for our bands.  New band spirit items will continue to be added including parent polos and more. 

Orders can picked up by band students during the school day or after rehearsals. eLearners can coordinate with Mrs. Griffis to pick up their orders in the main office.


Students and Parents: Use REMIND to receive quick announcements regarding band matters:

For Students:

  • Freshmen: Text @ahsband9th to 81010
  • Sophomores: Text @ahsband10 to 81010
  • Juniors: Text @ahsband11 to 81010
  • Seniors: Text @ahsband21 to 81010
For Parents of:
  • Freshmen/Sophomores: Text @ahsbandp1 to 81010
  • Junior/Seniors: Text @ahsbandp2 to 81010

Supporters of the Alonso High School Bands:

With over 190 band students, individual and corporate support is  necessary to help our band programs operate by providing and maintaining imperitive needs such as uniforms, instruments, music, travel expenses and much more. 

Donating is simple.....use Amazon Smile and select Alonso High School Band Boosters as your charitable organization and they will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to our band programs or use PayPal to donate directly. 

Supporters can visit our SUPPORT PAGE to learn more about specific program needs. Thank you in advance for helping our band programs and students to be successful.

Continuing Education in Music After High School

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