Alexander Arcia joined the faculty at Coral Springs MS in 2021. He is currently in his fourth year teaching. From 2020-2021, Mr. Arcia was Director of Bands at Paxon School for Advanced Studies in Jacksonville, FL. He has helped many students earn chairs in both Middle School and High School All-County and All-State bands. Mr. Arcia's mission is to provide a high-quality musical expeirence that is fun, challenging, and motivating for students.
As a graduate of Florida State University, Mr. Arcia was principal Euphonium for the University Wind Orchestra (graduate-level) and University Symphonic Band (undergraduate) for multiple and consecutive semesters as an undergraduate student. He was a student of Professor Paul Ebbers and Dr. Justin Benavidez, who is now the Associate Professor of Tuba at the prestigious Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester.
Mr. Arcia was also a member of the world reknown Marching Chiefs, as well as the premier tuba octet of Florida State, "Renegade Eight." Mr. Arcia has performed all over the Southeast and Midwest with these ensembles, as well as around the country with two of the most well-known Drum and Bugle Corps, The Boston Crusaders and The Bluecoats, as a performing member. In 2016, the year he marched with The Bluecoats, the ensemble earned their first-ever World Championship title, with the awe-inspiring show entitled, "Downside Up."
He was a conducting student of Dr. Patrick Dunnigan, which sparked a passion he still holds today. Some of Mr. Arcia's hobbies include watching Formula 1, playing Nintendo Switch, podcasting with his friends, and going to the Orlando theme parks. He is a native of Pembroke Pines, FL - graduating from West Broward High School.