Alvin Martinez has a strong passion for music education and student success. He is a versatile musician, performer and educator. Mr. Martinez is currently the Mariachi Director at Burbank High School and performs as a trumpeter and vocalist with Mariachi Campanas de America in San Antonio, TX.
Throughout his career, he has instructed several students in music ranging from beginners to collegiate members. His instructional experience extends throughout the United States and Latin America, including the University of Texas at San Antonio, Winston Churchill High School, Taft High School, CC Winn High School, Harlandale Mariachi Academy, Costa Rica Trumpet Academy, Banda Comunal La Fortuna, Turrialba IET Marching Band, among many others.
Mr. Martinez has been with the music programs of San Antonio ISD, Harlandale ISD and Northside ISD, Northeast ISD and Eagle Pass ISD teaching several marching bands, Mariachi programs, Trumpet lessons, Wind Ensemble, and is the Visual Consultant of the Winston Churchill Charger Band.
Mr. Martinez has a strong affiliation with Drum Corps International (DCI). He was part of the Brass Staff and educational outreach with Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps in 2019. Mr. Martinez played Trumpet with The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, where he began his career as a performer. Through these experiences, he has worked with many of the best educators around the world. In 2019, Mr. Martinez helped Banda Comunal La Fortuna have their first performance at DCI SoundSport where they won multiple awards including Best in Class. Mr. Martinez has written drill for several marching bands in Latin America that have been performed at several Drum Corps and WGI competitions.
Mr. Martinez is an active educator, and adjudicator in Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Colombia and the United States. His professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, Mariachi Campanas De America and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Mr. Martinez currently lives in San Antonio, Texas, where he continues to educate and instruct students of all levels. Mr. Martinez completed his Bachelors in Music Education at the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2019.