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

Dear VMPA Families,

The Orchestra Program did exceptionally well this weekend at Solo and Ensemble Competition, receiving more medals than any other school combined!  We received 68 group and solo Superiors totaling 93 Medals!!!  They actually ran out of medals and now owe us medals!  There are too many student winners to name  Also, if you see her, please thank my wonderful intern, Ms. Ferrarin, who did an amazing job helping coach the groups.

43 Solo Superior Ratings
9  Solo Superior Ratings With Distinction
41 Ensemble Member Superior
93  Total  Superior Medals

8 Solo Excellent Ratings
25   Ensemble Member
33  Excellent medals

Next, if you see them, please congratulate the following students who were selected for Superintendents Honor Orchestra and the American String Teacher Association Honor Orchestra.  We had 27 students selected for those named below:

Superintendents Honors

ASTA Honors Orchestra
Mialin Amato
Veronica Almanza
Ismael Bouhenguel
Mari Calderin
Rachel Chipi
Blake Garcia
Ashley Gomez
James Kuo
Simon Lau
Katelyn Mejia
Victoria Mejia
Julian Mirabal
Victoria Reis
Frank Gomez
Brett Monahan
Daniela Ramos
Jurgen Rovira
Victoria Sara
Melissa Zamora
Paula Uribe
Sarah Gutierrez

Lastly, I would like to congratulate the three students selected through a panel of judges from around the state of Florida as the best Orchestra 7-8th grade string orchestra players.  They were selected through hundreds of auditions and performed for an audience of thousands in Tampa for the prestigious "All State" Orchestra.

Please Congratulate:
Blake Garcia
Marie Calderin
Ashley Gomez

Yey! Shot three birds with one stone.  GO VIKINGS!!!


Vivian Ventura

Solos and Ensembles!

posted Feb 7, 2016, 6:20 AM by Arvida Ok   [ updated Feb 7, 2016, 1:47 PM ]

Congratulations Vikings!  In an amazing and unprecedented showing, the Arvida Orchestra took home 33 Excellents and 93 Superiors at the Solos and Ensembles District Competition!
Of those 93 Superiors, 52 were for solos - 43 Superiors and 9 Superiors with distinction!  41 Ensembles took home Superiors as well!  8 Soloists and 25 Ensembles brought home Excellents.
We are very proud of you and all your hard work.
We also want to give a special thank you to our intern, Ms. Ferraran who accompanied the soloists and coached both the soloists and and ensembles in preparation.  
A great day for the Arvida Orchestra!


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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