Vela percussion ensemble takes top spot at competition


The Vela Middle School Percussion Ensemble has cadenced their way to the top once again.

The ensemble, which consists of both seventh and eighth graders, took 1st place in the middle school division at the Roma Gladiator Drumline Competition in Roma, Texas on September 19.

To prepare for the competition, the group rehearsed countless hours in the evenings leading up to the contest to perfect their act.

Portland, Oregon composer Jim Castella arranged this year’s program entitled, “Technology.”

This is the Vela’s fifth year competing in the annual contest.

Student leadership for the ensemble includes:

Reis Chamberlain-Section leader
Kara LeMarr-Front Ensemble Captain
Ethan Mireles-Snare Captain

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