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Alfred Dentino

Guest Conductor

Concord-Carlisle Regional High School Band Director Alfred Dentino, an alumnus of Concord-Carlisle Regional High School, received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from the Ohio State University in 1976. While at Ohio State, he was principal clarinetist and President of the Ohio State Concert Band under the direction of Dr. Donald E. McGinnis. He earned his master’s degree in Fine Arts from Harvard University in 1991, where he won the “Crite Prize” for his research into portrayals of musical instruments in ancient Greek art.

Mr. Dentino has taught in the Columbus, Ohio Public Schools, Wachusett Regional High School in Holden, Massachusetts, and the Concord Public Schools. Since 1992 he has served as Director of Bands at Concord-Carlisle, where his responsibilities include directing the Repertory Band, the Concert Band, two jazz bands, the Pep Band and the Pit Orchestra for the school’s annual Broadway musical. Under his direction, the Concert Band has earned a gold medal at the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA) State Concert festival in each of the past nine years. The Concord-Carlisle Concert and Jazz Bands undertook an extremely successful tour of Hokkaido, Japan in 1998 and the Jazz Band again visited Japan in the summer of 2001 to initiate planning for the Concord-Carlisle Concert Band’s return visit to Hokkaido in 2003.

Mr. Dentino serves as Past-President of MICCA, was invited to conduct the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA) Western Senior District Band in 1999, and conducted the All Cape and Islands festival band in 1996. He is the recipient of the MICCA “Conductor of the Year” award for 2001. He has served MMEA as a clarinet adjudicator and district manager at the Junior High level. Mr. Dentino is the Associate Conductor of the Lexington Bicentennial Band, has been a guest lecturer at the Boston Conservatory, has been invited to lecture at Ohio State University in 2002, and maintains a busy private clarinet and saxophone lesson schedule in his home studio.

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