Al Dentino


Alfred W. 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, the Wachusett Regional High School and the Concord Public Schools. From 1992 to 2016 he served as Director of Bands at Concord-Carlisle Regional High School where his responsibilities include directing the Repertory and Concert Bands, Pep Band, and Jazz Bands as well as conducting the Pit Orchestra for the school's annual musical. Under his direction, the Concert Band has earned thirteen consecutive gold medal ratings at the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association's (MICCA) State Concert Festival. The Concert Band undertook extremely successful tours of Hokkaido, Japan in 1998 and 2004 and the Jazz Band visited Beijing, China in 2000. The Concert Band has performed at some of the finest concert venues in the world including Kitara Hall in Sapporo, Japan, Symphony Hall in Boston, and Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood. Concord-Carlisle welcomed the Sapporo Shiroishi Symphonic Wind Ensemble to Boston in January of 2003. The combined Sapporo and Concord-Carlisle concert, Japan Night At Symphony Hall, was an incredible experience for all.

Mr. Dentino currently serves as Vice-President of MICCA. He was invited to conduct the Massachusetts Music Educator's Association (MMEA) Western Senior District Band in 1999 and conducted the All Cape and Islands Festival Band in 1996. Mr. Dentino is the recipient of the MICCA Conductor of the Year Award for 2001 and has served MMEA as a clarinet adjudicator and festival manager.



last modified on Wednesday January 24th 2018 by Jeff Glass