MISSION Several Veterans Memorial High School Patriot Band members competed at the recent UIL Texas State Solo and Ensemble contest and returned home with medals. The competition was held on May 31, at The University of Texas-Austin.

The following students earned medals for their solo performances: Demetrius Davis, Guillermo Flores, Ruben Rodriguez, Daniel Solis, Joe Pantoja, Andres Vecchio, Jessica Buentello, Michelle Guajardo, Stephanie Perez, Janessa Farias.

The following band members earned medals for their ensemble performances: Iris Martinez, Janel Mejia, Amanda Alonso, Jessica Buentello, Mark Gearhart, Andres Vecchio, Joe Pantoja, Deaven Cano, Isaac De La Garza, Janessa Farias, Andrea Gonzalez, Stephanie Perez.