Alonso High School Bands

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

DIRECTOR OF BANDS:  AMANDA R. GRIFFIS - amanda.griffis@hcps.net

Principal: James Harris  |  Florida Bandmasters Association District 7

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ALONSO HIGH SCHOOL BANDS TO HOST JR. DANCER'S AND MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND NIGHT TOGETHER ON FRIDAY OCTOBER 1, 2021

 

JR. DANCER NIGHT REGISTRATION:

Click HERE  for more details and to register for ages 5 - 13 yrs. A participation fee of $30 is required. Registration and payment are due by September 17th by 3;45pm.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND NIGHT REGISTRATION:

Click HERE for more details and to register.  No participation fee required.  Registration is due by September 17th by 3;45pm.

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A RAVEN BAND MEMBER? 

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. 

 
 

DIRECTORS UPDATES AND REMINDERS

September 7, 2021


Raven Band families!


I hope everyone has had a restful and relaxing three-day weekend. Once again, I was incredibly proud of our band members for their performance (and dance moves!!!) last Friday at Spoto. A video of our performance can be found on our Raven Band Facebook page. I know we are all looking forward to our first home game here at Alonso this Friday and marching on our brand-new turf field! See below for important updates and the itinerary for this week!


Tuesday 9/7: Rehearsal 4pm-6:30pm ; Dance Rehearsal at DMS 4:45pm-6:30pm ; Band Parent Meeting 6:30pm in Band Room
Thursday 9/9: Rehearsal 4pm-6:30pm
Friday 9/10: Percussion/Dance at Flagpole, 8:15am-8:30am ; Pep Rally 1st Period ; Home vs. Sickles HS

Looking ahead:
Friday 9/17: Away vs. East Bay
Saturday 9/18: USF HOT Day, Schedule can be found on the permission slip in Canvas
Friday 9/24: BYE WEEK – NO REHEARSAL OR GAME! ENJOY YOUR FRIDAY OFF!
Saturday 9/25: All-State Auditions, Martinez Middle School. Individual times TBA.


Itinerary for Friday:
4:15ish PDQ Arrives
5:45pm Call-Time, Uniforms
6:15pm Inspection, Attendance
6:30pm Warm-Up
7:00pm March down to stadium
7:15pm Pre-Game performance!
7:30pm Kick-Off
Approx. 8:30pm March halftime!
Approx. 9:45pm March back to auditorium for dismissal
Approx. 10pm Building secured


THANK YOU PARENTS: Thank you so much to all of our parent volunteers who have been working so hard getting our band going this year! From assisting with uniforms, the equipment truck, senior sashes and chaperoning….THANK YOU! Our band parents are truly special. There are ALWAYS opportunities to volunteer by going to the calendar page at alonsobands.com and clicking on the hand whenever band events are happening. 


PDQ ORDER FORM HOME VS. SICKLES: Don’t forget PDQ order forms are due every Wednesday! https://forms.gle/955mpJG8BY2PUYMi6 $5 is to be placed in an envelope labeled with your name, amount enclose and what it's for (PDQ) and placed in the lockbox in Mrs. Griffis' office.


SNAPRAISE UPDATE: We are almost to our 2021 SnapRaise goal!! Please continue sharing on all possible social media platforms – thank you to all of our supporters!!


FIRST PEP RALLY! Band/Dance students will be expected to wear their pep top to Friday’s pep rally which is scheduled to happen at the stadium. Students can wear jean or khaki shorts and athletic shoes - pep shorts, black socks, and dinkles are NOT required. Band, sunscreen and hat sungless are encouraged to protect from the sun. Students will be marked school business during 1st period and may change into different clothing after the pep rally is over.


GO RAVENS!!

Mrs. Griffis

FOOTBALL GAME PERFORMANCES, LION'S PRIDE, MARCHING MPA (SUBJECT TO CHANGE):

MAXPREPS - FALL 2021 ALONSO RAVENS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Friday, Sep 17 - @ East Bay

Friday, Sep 24 - BYE

Friday, Oct 1 - Steinbrenner at Alonso

Friday, Oct 8 - Leto at Alonso

Friday, Oct 15 - @ Palm Harbor University 

Friday, Oct 22 - Robinson at Alonso

Friday, Oct 29 - East Lake at Alonso

Friday, Nov 5 - @ Middleton

  • Saturday, Nov 6 - Marching MPA

 

EXECUTIVE BOOSTER BOARD MEMBERS 
alonsohighschoolbandboosters@gmail.com

 
PRESIDENT
 VICE PRESIDENT
 SECRETARY
 TREASURER
Sandy Anderson
Brandi Gracyalny

BAND BOOSTER MEETING MINUTES: 

Booster Meeting Minutes
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  Oct 5 2021 Tuesday
TBD
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CORPORATE SUPPORTERS OF THE ALONSO HIGH SCHOOL BANDS

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION IN MUSIC AFTER HIGH SCHOOL....

 
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