Class Announcements

Arvida's Orchestra and Band were HOT at the Heat Game!!! Performing together while playing Mambo Hot, our Advanced Orchestra and Band students wowed the crowd at the sold-out game between The Miami Heat and the LA Lakers. Check out some photos and video of a truly fabulous experience.

A note from Mrs. Ventura

posted Feb 9, 2016, 5:11 PM by Arvida Ok   [ updated Mar 14, 2018, 7:23 PM ]

Dear Orchestra Families,

Congratulations to all the students that participated in Solo & Ensemble Assessments!  Arvida took home 110 Superior Medals!  Way to go Vikings!

Congratulations are also in order for all the groups that participated in District "Concert" Music Performance Assessments. The Advanced Orchestra received Straight Superiors on Stage in The B Level! Beginners received an overall "Superior" rating and Intermediate Orchestra received and "Excellent" rating.  

I'm very proud of all of your hard work!

Vivian Ventura

Miami Rescue Mission

posted Feb 7, 2016, 6:20 AM by Arvida Ok   [ updated Mar 14, 2018, 7:29 PM ]

Thank You Students for performing for the "Soup and Bread" Dinner for the Miami Rescue Mission! Your performance helped raise funds for the needy in our community.  Thank You!


posted Oct 2, 2015, 8:40 AM by Arvida Ok

Miami Heat Game - RSVP

2015 Music Gala

posted Jun 3, 2015, 2:44 PM by Arvida Ok   [ updated Jun 3, 2015, 2:46 PM ]


Thursday June 4th 2015

Reception Palace Ballrooms

14375 S.W. 42 St. (Bird Road) Miami, FL 33175

6:30pm Check-in - 7:00pm Reception -  7:15 pm Dinner

Spring Concert Ads Campaign deadline Fri. May 15th

posted Apr 17, 2015, 10:04 AM by Arvida Ok

The ads campaign for the  Orchestra 2015 Spring Concert Program is back!! 

Get an Ad to recognize your child's achievements,

to share a message with the community,

to promote your business or

just to give thanks

and support our award-wining youth orchestra.

and support our award-wining youth orchestra.

Parents, if your child is an 8th grader, you'll want to get an ad and congratulate them on their years in ARVIDA!

If you are interested in this advertisement opportunity, please download and complete the Spring Concert Ad Form and return it with your payment to the VMPA Mail Box in the orchestra room. the concert program is being designed as a Half Letter (standard 8.5” x 11”) Size Booklet

¼ program page (2.3" x 3.6") for a suggested donation of $20.00

½ program page (4.6" x 3.6") for a suggested donation of $40.00

full program page (4.6" x 7.2") for a suggested donation of $65.00

ARVIDA Viking Fest 2015

posted Mar 20, 2015, 7:39 AM by Arvida Ok


Please join us for full day of live music, rides, great food, games and entertainment. The Arvida Middle School Orchestra will hold its Music Festival “Viking Fest on

       Saturday April 11th, 2015 from noon to 5 p.m.

·         Bring your family and friends even if they don’t go to ARVIDA.

·         Buy $20 Viking Fast Wristbands for unlimited rides and you will automatically be placed in a raffle to win Miami Heat Tickets! Excludes food, dunk tank & competitions.

·         Wristbands will go on sale from March 30th to April 10th

·         Sign up for $10 to the Faculty versus Students Basketball game and become a winner.

·         Tickets for rides will be sold on the day of the event at $1 each. The average cost for rides and petting zoo is 3 tickets.

Sponsors needed!

The Viking Music Patrons Association –VMPA would like to extend an invitation to all vendors interested in sponsoring this Annual Music Festival “Viking Fest” and this year we are making a big effort to maximize the interaction between vendors and members of our community.

We are proposing a series of sponsorships at a donation of $100 each. For each sponsorship, the vendor will receive a mention in the end-of-year orchestra concert program and a display card showing your name and logo during the VikingFest or a 10x10 exhibitor space at this festival. For more information about sponsorships click here.

Valentines Grams!

posted Feb 9, 2015, 3:49 PM by Arvida Ok

Do you want to show someone you care this Valentine's day?

Send a rose to your Friends, Teachers or to that special someone on this Valentine’s Day.

©Single for $3    ©©Two for $4  

    ©©©Three for $6

Each order will include a special note card and it will be delivered on: Feb. 13th by Orchestra Students. Sponsored by Viking Music Patrons Association - VMPA

Lion King Musical

posted Oct 27, 2014, 2:38 PM by Arvida Ok   [ updated Oct 27, 2014, 2:38 PM ]

The Lion King Musical

Fall Fundraising Campaign

posted Oct 13, 2014, 4:05 PM by Arvida Ok   [ updated Oct 17, 2014, 5:38 PM ]

The Arvida Middle School Orchestra & Piano is proud to announce our fundraising campaign
The earnings from this fundraiser will go entirely to the music program for music purchases, piano music, instrument acquisitions and repairs, new strings, and so much more.

We will be raising this money by taking orders for the wonderful “Family Classics Gourmet” cookie dough & more.

¯  For every 2 items sold get hippo with a nice lanyard.

¯  For every 10 items sold get a glow-in-the-dark hippo in addition to the previous.

¯ Every student that sells 8 or more items will be attending to a Chocolate Fountain Party



McMusic Night

posted Oct 20, 2013, 9:45 AM by Arvida Ok   [ updated Oct 4, 2014, 12:59 PM ]

Join us at McDonald’s Kendall Lakes location this

Tuesday Oct 21st  from 5pm to 7pm

for a good meal and support the Viking Music Patrons Association booster club to help us raise money for our Orchestra Program.

Special performance by Arvida Orchestra Volunteers Students.

This is definitely the event for your family and friends to attend to and enjoy a beautiful melodic music while you are eating.

The VMPA booster club will receive a percentage of all proceeds earned during the fundraiser hours.

As always, we thank you for your continued support and generosity. We would not be possible without you!

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