Alejandro Alvariño is a freelance percussionist and a music educator. As a performer, he is always looking for new ways to bring differing disciplines within art together to create holistic experiences.
As an educator, Alvariño uses his extensive experience in the Marching Arts as well as contemporary percussion to provide his students with the skills necessary for them to enjoy the opportunities that he himself has. His unique style focuses on the person before the player to ensure that the love of music and the process comes first.
Alvariño is currently the Percussion Supervisor River City Rhythm and has been with them since 2020. He received his Mater’s Degree in Percussion Performance at Baylor University and his Undergraduate degrees in Music Education and Percussion Performance from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. During Alvariño’s time at UMAss, he spent four years with the Cavaliers Drum Corps in Rosemont, IL as a snare drummer and acted as the section leader of the drum line in his last two years. His Drum Corps experience began in high school where he spent three years with the DCA corps, The Reading Buccaneers from Reading, PA.
Mr. Alvariño is eager to meet the students of the Rock Hill Band cluster and contribute to the growth of our outstanding percussion program. His primary responsibilities will be guiding the Battery, assisting with the Front Ensemble teaching classes at Mays Middle School, and Private Lessons at both Rogers and Rock Hill.