Student, California State University, Sacramento, 1958. Studies with, Jaerome Stowell, Chicago, 1960. Studies with Robert McGinnis, San Francisco, 1965.
Bachelor in Music Education, University Nevada, Las Vegas, 1972. Master in Public Administration, University San Francisco, 1983.
Woodwind specialist numerous dance orchestras, San Francisco, 1962-1969. Principal clarinetist Oakland (California) Park Band, 1964-1969. Woodwind specialist Hilton International Hotel, Las Vegas, 1969-1973, Music Circus Orchestra, Sacramento, 1973-1978.
Teacher instrumental music Sacramento City School District, 1973-1984. Associate leader John Skinner Orchestra, Sacramento, 1975-1988. Woodwind specialist Shipstads and Johnston's Ice Follies, 1978-1980.
Museum director The Wiz Cosumnes River College, 1981. Band master Ben Ali Shrine Temple, 1986-1990. Leader Lou Invernon Orchestra, 1988-1995.
Teacher to gifted children, Sacramento City School District, 1984-1988. Saxophonist Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, Sacramento, 1987-1988. Principal clarinetist Paradise Symphony Orchestra, since 1997.
Member Skyliners Big Band, Chico, California, since 1999, Charlie Robinson Swing Band, Butte, Colorado, since 1994. Leader Lou Invernos Bands, since 1996. Teacher elementary school band Oroville (California) School District, since 1997.
Republican candidate for District 10 seat, California State Assembly, 1983. Served as sergeant United States Army, 1958-1962. Member American Federation Musicians, Sacramento City Teachers Association Lodges: Shriners (president local chapter 1982).
Son of Luis and Delfina Rebecca (Ramirez) Alcocer. Adopted; married Elizabeth Alice Pallo, October 11, 1958. Children: Debbie Louise, Russell Edward.