Band Mission Statement

The mission of the ALA Eagles Band Program is to achieve the highest standards of music education and performance and to instill in our students the significant role that music plays in the cultural, intellectual, and social lives of young adults.

To foster RESPECT, fellowship and goodwill among its members
Inspire student to strive for personal ACCOUNTABILITY and INTEGRITY
Promote SERVICE by providing music in our community
Provide its membership with opportunities for personal EXCELLENCE, growth and leadership.

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Gilbert North's 7-12 Band

ALA Eagles Band is now offering 5th grade, 6th grade, JH Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Concert Bands. We also offer Beginner and Intermediate Jazz Bands, Marching Band, Drum Line, Percussion Ensemble and Color Guard!

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Honor Society:  Tri-M Honor Society

Our Band, Choir and Orchestra programs are proud to be a member of the Tri-M Music Honors Society. Our honor society students love opportunities to learn, lead and change the world through music! If you know of a way we can serve the community, please email Ms. Jennifer Son,

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Meet Gilbert North's 7-12 Director of Bands

Tucker Rother comes to us from Lewisburg, Ohio. Growing up in a rural farm town, Tucker quickly gained a passion for music education at an early age by participating in his highly successful band at Tri-County North Local Schools.

In his busy and blossoming career, Tucker has worked for several bands across the state of Ohio. In addition to his educational aspirations, he has also served as a music arranger, at both the high school and collegiate levels. Tucker served as the Principal Euphonium in ensembles at both Northern Arizona University, as well as Wright State University. Other performing ensembles include University Honor Bands and other Civic bands, on both euphonium and french horn.

Of all of these ventures, Tucker’s most prominent position was his time spent at Tri-County North Local Schools, where he served as the Assistant Band Director and Music Arranger. Tucker would arrange music for up to five marching band shows per season, and assist the director in ensuring the program remained at a consistent level of advanced and high-energy performance.

Prominent mentors in Tucker’s career include Dr. Steven Darling, Dan Honaker, Dr. Gretchen McNamera, Bill Jobert, Susan Chambers, Kirsten Showers, and Terra Moniaci.

Tucker is very excited to get to work, where he will oversee the concert bands from grades 7-12, as well as the marching band.

Tucker Rother

Meet Gilbert North's 7-12 Director of Elementary Bands

Kristen Martinez was born and raised in New Jersey.  She comes from a family filled with generations of musicians and music educators.  She is continuing the family tradition and is our Elementary School Band Director as well as our Woodwind Section Coach and Visual coach for marching band.  She has been with ALA as a section coach and assistant to the Fine Arts Director since the opening of the school.  She was a member of the Highland High School band as a flautist, soloist and section leader.  She has studied flute with the finest teachers in the valley and attended MCC for flute performance.

On the administrative side, Kristen keeps our programs running and growing through her meticulous and diligent work handling the purchasing for all fine arts departments and coordinates our concerts.  She is hard working and is completely dedicated to the musical development of our students at ALA GN.

Kristen Martinez

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