Alfredo Flores Jr.
Show Date: December 19th, 2018
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Mr. Alfredo Flores, Jr.
Alamo Music Center, Inc.
Alfredo Flores is a young seventy-six years old. He was born in 1942 in San Antonio, to Alfredo and Mary Flores. Alfredo (Jr.) went to school at St. Anthony’s Elementary School and Central Catholic High School, where he graduated in 1960. He went on to the University of Texas at Austin where he earned a BBA degree in Economics. From there he attended the University of California at Berkeley for an MBA in Marketing. That was followed by a year at St. Mary’s Law School. Mr. Flores’ next venture was to become involved in his father’s music retailing business, the Alamo Piano Company in downtown San Antonio.
Mr. Flores expanded the Alamo Piano Company into the Alamo Music Center, thus incorporating Band and Orchestra Instruments in addition to Pianos. Guitars and Sound Equipment were added as well..The company has also expanded to multiple locations plus they have a very vibrant on-line sales program through their web site.
Over the years, the Alamo Music Center has lived by the Motto
LIFE IS MORE FUN WHEN YOU PLAY MUSIC
The Alamo Music Center is now operated by the third and fourth generation: Daughter, Adriana (a proud Texas A&M Aggie). Grandsons, Zachary Marr (Princeton 2009) and Patrick (Belmont 2014). Music and its great gifts is in their blood too.
Mr. Flores has served on the following San Antonio area not-for-profit boards:
- The San Antonio Symphony
- The Downtown Alliance (now Centro San Antonio)
- University of Texas at San Antonio (Development and Fine Arts)
- Main Plaza Conservancy (which remade Main Plaza into a genuine public plaza and created the light show on the San Fernando Cathedral
- Golf Trail Board (which manages San Antonio’s public golf courses)
Mr. Flores considers his greatest achievement is being in Love With and Partners with his wife, Tenchita. “All of our accomplishments were all done as a team and no decisions were ever made without her input and she has been a gifted partner in business and in family life”.
The Flores’ three daughters have followed Tenchita’s lead in being great women at their respective professions.