The Alonso High School Bands are great programs that help develop confidence, a positive attitude, self-esteem, cooperation, and self-discipline. It also gives members the thrill of performing in a superior band in front of hundreds of enthusiastic fans. It takes a great amount of time, discipline, and dedication, but the rewards are equally great. There are countless benefits to being part of the Alonso Band family.
The Alonso High School Concert Band is open to all students at Alonso. The band is divided into a woodwind class and a brass/percussion class. Concert attire for Concert Band is black dress pants/shirt/shoes/socks/belt. Ladies also have the option to purchase the black band dress.
Students with interest in participating in the Alonso High School Jazz Program will audition with the Band Director. Jazz is an elective class and all forms of jazz and all time periods are studied and performed.
In addition to performing at school concerts and in the local community, the Jazz Ensembles participate in a music performance assessment (MPA) successfully at the District and State level. For smaller community venues, a Jazz Combo is also available to perform. Performance dress for student musicians in jazz consists of all black; black shirt, socks, pants, belt, shoes, and a uniform tie is provided by the school.
Membership in the Alonso Symphonic band is based on audition. The Symphonic Band consistently performs at all concert and music performance assessments. Concert attire for Symphonic Band is black dress pants/ shirt/ shoes/ socks/ belt. Ladies also have the option to purchase the black band dress.
The Alonso Wind Ensemble is the top-auditioned group of the Alonso Band Program. The Wind Ensemble performs the highest level of the concert band repertoire, and performs at several concerts and all Music Performance Assessments, both district and state level. Concert attire for Wind Ensemble is a black tuxedo for gentleman, and black band dress for ladies.