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
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
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
He is the recipient of the MICCA “Conductor of the Year” award
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.