Filemon B. Vela Middle School Band

Filemon B. Vela Middle School Band

Home of the award winning Vela Middle School Band. The VMS Band has ranked in the top 10 in the state, received the 2019 Mark of Excellence National Winner award and holds the record for the most All-Region chairs earned (41) in the region.

Operating as usual

06/06/2022

Reminder to all incoming 7th and 8th grade students, Summer Band Camp started today!

Photos from Filemon B. Vela Middle School Band's post 06/03/2022

Last day of school at the band hall!

Brownsville entrepreneur wins Future Texas Business Legend Award 06/03/2022

Brownsville entrepreneur wins Future Texas Business Legend Award

Former Vela Band member doing great things! Way to go Mr. William Brown (Bari Sax).

Brownsville entrepreneur wins Future Texas Business Legend Award William Brown, whose entrepreneurial company Embedded is developing technology to non-invasively measure elderly patients’ vital signs and predict issues associated with patient care, has won the 2022 James and Kathleen Collins & Vantage Bank Future Texas Business Legend Award.

06/03/2022

And the winners of the 2022 Symphonic Band fun awards are…(voted by their band peers)….(crowns brought to you by Burger King).

Most talented boy: Diego Martinez
Most talented girl: Dalila Flores
Band Comedian: Diego Tovar
Practice King: Israel Pina
Practice Queen: Ximena De La Crus
Most improved girl: Angela Zuniga
Most improved boy: Luis Jimenez
Band Drama King: Josue Villafranca
Drama Queen: Vivianne Gonzalez
Band Sweetheart: Alyssa Guerrero
Band Beau: Kevin Frayre

Photos from Filemon B. Vela Middle School Band's post 06/02/2022

Band is fun…band is family!!

2022 End of a year band banquet.

Photos from Filemon B. Vela Middle School Band's post 05/27/2022

Symphonic Band End of Year Concert!

📸 Jose Tovar Photography

Photos from Filemon B. Vela Middle School Band's post 05/27/2022

Vela Concert Band End of Year Concert!

📸 Jose Tovar Photography

Photos from Filemon B. Vela Middle School Band's post 05/27/2022

Vela Percussion End of Year Concert!

📸 Jose Tovar Photography

Photos from Filemon B. Vela Middle School Band's post 05/27/2022

Vela Beginner Band End of Year Concert!



📸: Jose Tovar Photography

Hollywood Milestones 05/25/2022

Hollywood Milestones

Symphonic Band performs Hollywood Milestones at our 2022 End of Year Concert!
https://youtu.be/tr-NkNDheQw

Hollywood Milestones Filemon B. Vela Middle SchoolSymphonic BandEnd of Year Concert 2022Hollywood Milestones

05/23/2022

Vela Band in concert!

Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Concert start time: 5:00pm

All band students report to the band hall at 4:00pm
Beginner band student attire: Band uniform
Symphonic and concert band student attire: Sunday’s best

Free and open to the public

Photos from Filemon B. Vela Middle School Band's post 05/22/2022

Some fun and silly moments while at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. 😅 Long but super fun day! 🎢

05/21/2022

Even the band directors like to have fun at Fiesta Texas! 😜 😂
Top: Mr. Sarmiento
Bottom left: Mr. Garza
Bottom right: Mr. cantú
Just in case you couldn’t tell!

Photos from Filemon B. Vela Middle School Band's post 05/21/2022

Symphonic Band gave an outstanding performance at the Director’s Choice Music Festival in San Antonio, TX. Judges were amazed at their level of musicianship and how well they executed the music. For this performance, the Symphonic Band received a Superior Award trophy, Best in Class trophy, and received the Overall Outstanding trophy along with various solo recognitions. Congratulations Vela Band! 🎶 The Tradition of Excellence Continues…

Photos from Filemon B. Vela Middle School Band's post 05/18/2022

Our awesome double reed students making their own reeds.

05/17/2022

Our amazing percussion ensemble performing at the 2022 Valley Percussion Festival held at the Valley View High School Auditorium!

Photos from Filemon B. Vela Middle School Band's post 05/14/2022

Awesome performance by the Vela Percussion and their instructor Mr. Cantú at the 2022 Valley Percussion Festival! Way to represent BISD Vela Band! You guys ROCKED!

05/14/2022

Our awesome percussion students getting ready to take the stage at the 2022 Valley Percussion Festival at Valley View High School in Hidalgo, TX.

05/08/2022

Band is truly a place where students feel like they are a part of something special! Vela Band Pride!!

Video by one of our band students, Vivianne.

Photos from Filemon B. Vela Middle School Band's post 05/01/2022

More from today’s Space X performance. 🎶 🥁

Photos from Filemon B. Vela Middle School Band's post 04/30/2022

Congratulations Vela Band’s percussion ensemble! Winners of a 3D printer at the Space X STARBASE Tailgate party.

Photos from Filemon B. Vela Middle School Band's post 04/30/2022

Best of luck to our percussion students that will be performing at today’s Space X STARBASE Tailgate Party at 11:30am! Way to represent Vela percussion!!! 🥁 🎶

Percussion director: Mr. Jimmy Cantu

04/26/2022

Extremely proud of our percussion studio. Mr. Cantú will be presenting on "Developing a Succesful Middle School Percussion Program" and our percussion students will perform as well on May 14.

04/21/2022

First honor band recording concert in the books. Two more to go! Kids did great!!

04/12/2022

Congratulations Brownsville ISD!! The NAMM Foundation has recognized you as a 2022 Best Communities for Music Education. NAMM has recognized your community for the outstanding efforts of teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who are making music part of a well-rounded education for every child in their communities. We salute the commitment of your community, so every child can learn and grow with music.

04/11/2022

Congratulations to the Symphonic Band and their director Mr. Sarmiento for receiving a Sweepstakes award (Straight ones from ALL six judges) at the 2022 Middle School UIL Concert & Sightreading Contest. Your band directors are extremely proud of each and everyone of you! The Tradition of Excellence Continues! Go Vela Eagle Band!

04/07/2022

And thank you to our amazing Percussion who do an amazing job performing and loading up! 🥳 Go Eagle Band!

04/07/2022

Congratulations Vela Symphonic Band Band for receiving a superior rating at the 2022 Harlingen CISD Band Festival. Mr. Sarmiento and your band directors are extremely proud of your hard work and dedication. Let’s keep working hard for UIL on April 11th. The tradition of excellence continues!!

04/06/2022

Concert Band's UIL Sweepstakes performance.
March 30th, 2022
Mr. Miguel Garza Conductor

Congratulations Vela Band!!

03/30/2022

Congratulations to the Vela MS Concert Band and their director Mr. Garza for earning a sweepstakes award at the MS Concert & Sight reading Contest. Go Vela Eagle Band!

03/30/2022

Wishing Concert Band A good luck as they prepare for today’s UIL performance in Harlingen.

03/29/2022

Vela MS Percussion Ensemble VPF 2022 Performing Artist Series

Vela percussion getting ready for this awesome event! 🥁 🪘

Photos from Filemon B. Vela Middle School Band's post 03/26/2022

Dedicated Vela Band students working hard in preparation for their upcoming UIL Concert & Sithtreading contest! Go Vela Eagles!

Videos (show all)

Symphonic Band Christmas Concert
Percussion Ensemble Christmas Concert 2021
Concert Band Christmas Concert 2021
Beginner Band Christmas Concert 2021

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4905 Paredes Line Rd
Brownsville, TX
78599

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 3pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 3pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 3pm
Thursday 7:30am - 3pm
Friday 7:30am - 3pm

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