Alex's compositional style is a result of his background as a percussionist, his love of film and video game score, and his desire to broaden the horizons of handbell repertoire. Alex holds an M.M. in Music Composition from Cal State Long Beach, where his graduate recital featured a 25-minute work for handbells, strings, and percussion.
Houston is proud to be the home of NASA; in fact, a couple of HBE members live within biking distance of the NASA campus on the southeast side of town. We Houstonians are extremely excited about the upcoming NASA Artemis II mission, the first crewed flight test of the Space Launch System and the Orion spacecraft (pictured to the right) around the Moon. Planning is underway for a regular cadence of Artemis missions with crew on and around the Moon.
This is our “hurricane” song. The finale is a tempest, a torrent of notes, but ends triumphantly.