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Alejandro Mendoza

https://www.watchmenartsassociation.org
Watchmen Arts Association
Educator/arranger
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Alejandro Mendoza is an active music educator and arranger in the Southern California area. 

His thirteen years of educational experience range from instructing & arranging for high school marching bands, several nationally recognized winter percussion ensembles, working for organizations such as the Watchmen Indoor Percussion Ensemble (2015 ADLA Percussion Independent World Champions & SCPA Percussion Independent Open Silver Medalists; Arranger/Consultant); 2013 SCPA Percussion Scholastic A Bronze Medalist Diamond Bar High School (Arranger); 2015 SCPA Percussion Scholastic Concert Open Finalist Warren High School (2014-2016; Arranger/Consultant); Impulse Drum & Bugle Corps (2007 - 2009 front ensemble arranger/instructor); 2011 SCSBOA 2A Silver Medalist, West Covina High School (Front Ensemble Arranger/Instructor, 2004 - 2013); and the 2013 SCSBOA 2A Class Champion and High Percussion Caption Award winner, Patriot High School (2012 - 2014), where he was the front ensemble arranger (Fall 2013, Indoor 2013-2014) and program coordinator (Fall 2013).

As a musician, Alejandro has performed with the 2002 Percussion Independent World Champion and 2004 Independent World Silver Medalist, Riverside City College Winter Percussion Ensemble, under the instruction of Scott Johnson, Sean Vega, Jeff Lee, & Jim Wunderlich as a mallet percussionist. He also participated in the Riverside City College Marching band from 2001 - 2003, 2008 as a mallet player, as well as the RCC College Choir (2008 - 2010, studying Voice under Dr. Rebecca Tomlinson) and the RCC Wind Ensemble (2007 - 2010, studying Clarinet under Donald Foster and Maggie Worseley), where he had the opportunity to perform at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in June 2010. He studied Voice at Cuesta College in 2014 under Dr. Jumi Kim, where he participated in the 2013-2014 Cuesta College Chamber Singers directed by John Knutson, later resuming his percussive studies in Summer 2015 at Allan Hancock College.

Presently, Alejandro continues his work as an arranger for multiple Fall/Indoor Percussion ensembles, coupled with his position at Watchmen Arts Association as their Music/Program Coordinator and Front Ensemble Arranger for the Drum & Bugle Corps and Indoor Percussion program, as well as instructing the front ensemble at POW Percussion for the 2016 Indoor Percussion season. 

Outside of drum corps, he attends college as a communications and music major, with plans to study as a transfer student in a communications program to pursue a career in the entertainment journalism industry, or as a music education major to become a music director/teacher.