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  • Greetings and thank you for your interest in becoming an Alonso Raven and joining our outstanding IB programme! 

    The Alonso Band is open to all students in the Alonso High School IB programme, both experienced and novice. While many of our incoming IB students have had three or more years of experience on their instrument, there is an ensemble for all experience levels that works seamlessly within the IB block schedule across all four years of high school. Alonso has one of the most well-rounded and comprehensive band programs in Hillsborough County, and offers marching band, jazz ensemble, concert band, and dance courses. The Alonso Band serves as the largest single student organization on campus and is one of the largest bands in the district. The bands of Alonso have earned consistent Superior ratings at Marching, Concert, Jazz, and Solo/Ensemble Assessments. IB students entering the Alonso band will be given the opportunity to experience out-of-state travel (our most recent trip was to New Orleans in spring of 2022), multiple performance opportunities both on and off campus, earn 100% of the necessary CAS hours (required for their IB diploma), and learn about scholarships for in- and out-of-state universities/colleges.  

    These are just some of the benefits of making the Alonso Band an integral part of your IB student’shigh school experience. On behalf of Mrs. Griffis and the Alonso administration and faculty, we would like to welcome you to the BEST high school in Hillsborough County! 

    Families are encouraged to follow the link below to learn more about our school and band program. Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Griffis via email with any questions. 

    Go Ravens! 

    Mrs. Amanda GriffisDirector of Bands