VMS Honor Band Is National Winner!
The Veterans Middle School Honor Band submitted a recording in May of this year to the Mark of Excellence competition, in which the top quarter are selected as National Winners and the second quarter receive Commended Honors. This year, 279 of the finest musical ensembles in the nation entered the competition. The project has now received entries from 38 states. Only 6 bands were chosen as National Winners. We would like to congratulate The Veterans Middle School Honor Band, directed by Mr. Raymond Alaniz, for being selected as a National Winner in the Mark of Excellence/ National Wind Band Honors project! The students earned this national achievement due to all the hours spent after school, hard work, and dedication to their instruments. The staff would like to express their gratitude to Mr. Henry Cantu and all the VMS administration for their endless support of the program, as well as the parents for making sure the students are always at their rehearsals. We are proud to represent our community with this national recognition! Assistant directors are: Lizette Alaniz, Eduardo Hinojosa, Gabriel Hernandez, and Erick Ochoa.