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Steve Alia


Stephen Alia is honored to serve as the Executive Director for the Horizon Pageantry Arts Association, Inc., a Florida not-for-profit organization, as well as as the Interim Director of Horizon Winds.  Horizon Winds was the 2022 and 2023 WGI Winds Independent World Class Bronze Medalists.


As the owner of Stephen Alia Visual Design, LLC, Stephen’s active visual design clientele includes high school and college marching bands, color guards, and percussion ensembles from Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, and Tennessee.  In the WGI Winds world, Stephen is the designer for the 2022 Independent A and 2023 Independent Open World Champions, LSM Winds, as well as Kent City Indoor Winds, Newnan High School Winds, and Black Flag Winds from East Carolina University.  


Stephen served as the Program Coordinator and Visual Designer for the Legends Drum and Bugle Corps, from Kalamazoo, Michigan from 2011 through 2013.  Under his artistic direction, Legends was named a Drum Corps International Open Class Finalist each year and the 2012 DCI Open Class “Most Improved” corps.  He was also the Program Coordinator and Visual Designer for the Medellin Gran Banda from Medellin, Colombia, South America. Previously, he was a public school band director in central Florida for seventeen years and a member of the music education faculty of Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida.  Stephen was the Frostproof Middle-Senior High School Teacher of the Year in 2005 and has been listed in "Who’s Who of American Teachers" twice. Stephen earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from the University of Central Florida, where he studied trumpet with Lyman Brodie and John Almeida.  He performed as a member of the Magic of Orlando Drum and Bugle Corps.  Stephen adjudicates marching bands as a member of the Central States Judges Association, indoor guard, percussion, and winds with the Florida Federation Judges Association, and auxiliaries for the Florida Bandmasters’ Association.  He was previously a Visual Judge for Drum Corps International and has judged internationally in Central and South America.  He also serves a member of the Board of Directors and as the Education Coordinator for the Central States Judges Association and on the Steering Committee for the Winds division of Winter Guard International.


Stephen enjoys sharing this pageantry-filled life with his beautiful wife Sabrina and their blended family of six crazy, fun, talented, and sweet children.

Steve Alia
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