The moment he picked up the guitar at 5 years-old, Kane Alvarado, fourth grade student at Fannin Elementary, realized playing it is what he wants to do. The 9-year-old guitar prodigy recently played the national anthem at Texas A&M baseball game, played at Gruene Hall and played at SXSW in Austin, for the third year straight.
Kane is the youngest member of the Ernie Ball family. His mom, Cheri Garza-Alvarado, said music is always being played around the house.
“We’re used to it.” She said. “Music is definitely part of our everyday life.”
Kane plays guitar and lead vocals alongside his dad in a band called The Kane Alvarado Band.
Cheri said the experience of watching her son and her husband play in the same band has been special.
“It’s been really amazing to see the bond they’ve created not only as father and son but as musicians and bandmates,” she said.
The Kane Alvarado Band practices in a home studio and is currently working on their own original music.
One of Kane’s first bands he played in was called the Johnson Jammers. It was formed with Johnson Elementary classmates when he attended Johnson Elementary under the direction of Jamie Mosqueda. This school year is Kane’s first at Fannin Elementary. His principal Rebecca Ryberg said he is a worthy recipient of “I Am Bryan ISD” recognition.
“He’s an amazing child,” Ryberg said.
Children First. Always.