Alonso High School Bands

Home of the Ravens - Tampa Florida

8302 Montague Street, Tampa, Florida  33615

DIRECTOR OF BANDS: AMANDA R. GRIFFIS  |  PRINCIPAL: KENNETH HART

Florida Bandmasters Association District 7   

MISSION STATEMENT

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

THANK YOU EVERYONE WE HAVE REACHED OUR GOAL!

Thanks to all the amazing participation and the generosity of our Raven friends and family we made 100% of our Snap!Raise 2020 goal! Thank you SO much to our amazing band students and parents for supporting our Raven Band and Dance Team!

DIRECTORS UPDATES and REMINDERS:

A NOTE FROM MS. GRIFFIS

Hope everyone had an awesome 4-day weekend - looking forward to a great start to second semester and another week of great music-making with our outstanding young people.

SCHEDULE Jan 18 – Jan 22, 2021


Monday 1/18
MLK Day (No School)


Tuesday 1/12

Wind Ensemble Rehearsal 4pm-5:30pm


Thursday 1/21

Jazz Band Rehearsal 4pm-5:30pm


BAND BOOSTER MEETING

Tuesday Jan 26 6:30pm

check email for Zoom link


LOOKING AHEAD:


February 12

SOLO & ENSEMBLE DAY

Solo & Ensemble will be taking place here at Alonso. 

scroll down for more info


March 4th

CONCERT MPA

Concert MPA is currently set to take place here at Alonso


SPIRIT SHOP


We now have Raven Band hoodies, parent shirts, windbreakers hats and other items to show your support for our program and students. Items can be purchased by following the link and new band spirit items will continue to be added including parent polos, and more. Visit the ALONSO BAND SPIRIT SHOP


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. 

FBA


Solo and Ensemble is scheduled for February 12th, 2021 at Alonso.

Students will be scheduled throughout the day so please do not make plans for this day.

Important:
Students who would like to record and submit for an official rating 
must bring in $10 per solo or $20 per choir by Friday 1/29. 
Accompanist rehearsals will take place here at Alonso about 2 weeks prior to the event. 

Please be sure to bring your accompanist fee to your first accompanist rehearsal.



Solo & Ensemble Intention form:

The Florida Bandmaster’s Association's Solo & Ensemble is one of the most important extra-curricular music opportunities for your student and I HIGHLY encourage ALL of our band students, 9-12, to participate. Band members can speak to Ms Griffis and/or their section leader to help them select an S&E piece. Please fill out this form by Friday December 1st, 2020. 

CONCERTS

Alonso Bands Winter Concert - December 10, 2020


Admission: No charge!! :) We are asking that each of our families bring at least one of the canned/dry food items below as their ticket. These items will be donated on behalf of the Alonso Band to Kaye Prox Food Bank right here in our community to help families in need this holiday season. Thank you in advance for your generosity!!

Kaye Prox Packing List – Small Family:

  • 2 cans tuna
  • 1 can chicken
  • 2 cans vegetables
  • 1 can tomato product
  • 2 cans fruit
  • 1 can pork & beans
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 packet rice
  • 1 box pasta
  • 1 small jar peanut butter
  • 1 small jar jam/jelly
  • 2 cans soup
  • Bread
  • 1 sleeve of crackers
  • Cereal (box of cereal or packets of instant oatmeal)


Concert Attire:

Ladies
Concert dress (provided), black dress shoes (no tennis shoes). 
Nude tights encouraged but not required. Simple jewelry only. 
Gentlemen
Black concert shirt & bow tie (provided), black dress pants, 
BLACK SOCKS (no Michael Jackson’s), and black dress shoes. Simple jewelry only. 
Dancers
 Red or green shirt, black yoga pants/leggings, holiday socks. 
We will discuss hair/makeup in class.

MIDDLE SCHOOL NIGHT OCTOBER 30, 2020


We are so excited to welcome some special guests for this amazing and fun night! Our middle school brothers and sisters from Davidsen, HAMS, Smith, Webb, and Walker band programs will have a chance to see what it's like to be a band member in High School! Obviously, this will not be a completely perfect introduction under the current alterations to our procedures, but we are so happy to be making this happen as we do each year.

Our middle school band friends will be assigned a high school band buddy that will ensure they have safe and AWESOME Friday night lights experience as a Raven Band member! After a joint pre-game performance with the middle school students, you will notice our band will be in a new location in the end zone for this game to ensure we can be as socially distanced as possible. We will still be performing our Bon Jovi show at halftime one last time!

BAND BOOSTERS SPONSORS


Help keep the Alonso Raven Band performing at its absolute best (and get the membership gear) by becoming a Band Boosters Sponsor


INTERIM VOLUNTEER FORM:

Here is the form for those who are interested in volunteering/chaperoning with the band. Please fill out 1 form per person.



LETS BE SOCIAL...
  • Facebook:  LINK Alonso High School Raven Band - Relatives of current members may join.
  • Facebook: LINK Alonso Band and Touch of Class Dance Team - All posts are shareable and can be used to spread the word about our amazing members.
  • Instagram: @ahsravenband
REMIND FOR QUICK ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR STUDENTS and PARENTS
  • Freshmen Students: Text @ahsband9th to 81010
  • Sophomore Students: Text @ahsband10 to 81010
  • Junior Students: Text @ahsband11 to 81010
  • Senior Students: Text @ahsband21 to 81010
  • Freshmen/Sophomore Parents: Text @ahsbandp1 to 81010
  • Junior/Senior Parents: Text @ahsbandp2 to 81010
 

SUPPORTERS OF THE MARCHING RAVENS: 

 
 

AFTER HIGH SCHOOL: CONTINUING EDUCATION IN MUSIC.........

 

On the west of Hillsborough County, sparkling beneath Florida's warm sunshine, stately in her natural splendor, our Alma Mater proudly stands.  Alonso High School, we all love you, fondest memories cling to thee.  We shall bear your spirit forever, loyal friends we will always be.  Navy and gold with blazon white, with praise our voices ring.  Our colors bright, our souls delight, with joy all Ravens sing.