Alonso High School Bands

HOME OF THE RAVENS            8302 Montague Street, Tampa, Florida 33635

MESSAGE TO RISING 9TH GRADERS

Greetings!

We at Alonso High School know it is exciting for students to begin thinking about their transition from middle school to high school. The staff of the Alonso High School Bands would like to remind you that Alonso is in your zone, and we hope you are considering attending our high school and becoming a member of our award-winning band program.

DID YOU KNOW ALONSO IS AN IBO WORLD SCHOOL?

Alonso High School is an authorized International Baccalaureate World School offering the Diploma Programme, which aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people through intercultural understanding and rigorous assessment to students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally, and ethically. Applicants who are accepted to the Magnet IB Program at Alonso High will have the IB structure and lessons driving their learning process.


Benefits Include: 

•Alonso BI has smaller student-teacher ratios compared to other Hillsborough IB schools.

•Alonso IB programme offers foreign language opportunities unique to our school.

•IB students can use after-school band rehearsals towards CAS hours as part of the required activity hours.

•Students can attend band class every day AND still have a study hall to do classwork.

•Alonso has over 23 diverse AP course offerings.

•The average GPA of the current class of 2022 is 3.7, well above the average GPA requirement of most state universities and colleges.

•Alonso offers 11 courses that aims for full industry certification including agriculture, veterinary sciences, marketing and more.

ALONSO HIGH SCHOOL BANDS

Alonso has one of the largest performing marching bands in Hillsborough County. Students who join our band program learn music, perform with friends, travel together, and experience extraordinary personal benefits and achievements. All courses listed in the curriculum satisfy the Fine Arts graduation requirement.

AWARD WINNING ENSEMBLES:
Raven Marching Band   |   Ascent Dance Team    |   Wind Ensemble   |   Symphonic Band   |   Concert Band   |   Jazz Band

SUPERIOR RATINGS

The Raven Marching Band continues to grow in each year and is among the top three largest high school band programs in Hillsborough County. Marching and concert performances consistently earn superior ratings including at the Hillsborough County Marching Performance Assessments. Our exceptionally talented musicians are consistently selected to participate in the all-county, all-state and master musician ensembles.

CAN I DO BAND AND….?

Our members participate in high level academics (AP, IB Programme and dual enrollment courses), JV/Varsity sports including football, flag football, tennis, soccer, baseball, basketball and more), many have jobs outside of school, and many are also part of other campus organizations such as AFJROTC, National Honor Society, Choir, Orchestra, Theater/Encore, AHS leadership, SGA and more!

 
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COURSE SELECTIONS:
 
Band 1
Grades 9
Band 2, 3, 4
Grades 10, 11, 12
Band 5, 6 Honors
Grades 11, 12
Jazz Ensemble 1, 2, 3, 4  
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Instrumental Ensemble 1, 2, 3, 4  
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 
Instrumental Techniques 1, 2, 3, 4
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Eurythmics 1, 2, 3, 4
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12  
 
 

CAN BAND HELP ME GET INTO COLLEGE?
College admissions officers clearly state that students who participate in arts classes (such as BAND) have an advantage over students who do not.

  • Music program participation can help students “stand out” on applications.
  • Enrollment in music classes over multiple years is valued more by universities than extra years of a foreign language or supplemental math courses.
  • Being a part of band over multiple years, shows colleges a student has determination, social skills to work in a group, creativity and problem solving, and extracurricular interest.
OTHER BENEFITS OF MUSIC
  • Being a part of band can help ease the transition to high school by giving students a sense of belonging, confidence, and identity on day one of classes.
  • Students who participate in music programs on average have higher SAT scores than students who do not participate in music.
  • Music students have higher self-esteem and are better at coping with anxiety.
  • Music programs require teamwork as part of a band or orchestra. In these groups, students will learn how to work together and build camaraderie.
  • With encouragement from teachers and parents, students playing a musical instrument can build pride and confidence. Musical education is also likely to develop better communication skills.

NEED MORE INFO?  Select the appropriate link, complete the form and someone will be in touch to discuss joining the Raven Band family.

 
MISSION STATEMENT
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.