The Alto ISD "Mean Sting Marching Machine" (#MSMM) Band is a composite band incorporating students from 7th through 12th grade. The director of Bands in Alto ISD is Mr. Thomas Williams-Gibson who began fall of 2021.
The bands notoriety and popularity have grown due to their success from competing with bands from across Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The band has won numerous awards, having placed in every competition they have entered from 2014 - present, including several Grand Champion Awards. The Alto Band has performed in front of an international television audience at the Circuit of The America's (COTA) Raceway in Austin, Texas as a part of the opening ceremony for the FIA World Endurance Championship race. The Mean Sting Band was recognized in the Spring semester of 2018 by Texas State Senator Robert Nichols for the bands outstanding performance in the 2018 San Antonio Battle of Flowers Parade, winning first place in the "Out of Town Bands" division. Senator Nichols presented the band with a flag that was flown over the Texas State Capitol building in their honor.
AISD Mean Sting
Director of Bands
MSMM Band Handbook