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Director of Operations

TAME Texas Associationof Mariachi Educators

TAME Texas Associationof Mariachi Educators

Background Information

Employment History

Owner-CEO

Mariachi Unlimited

Mariachi Consultant

Robstown Independent School District

Director of Music-Retired

San Diego ISD

Affiliations

Member
Association of Texas Small School Bands

Member
Texas Music Educators Association

Member
Texas Bandmasters Association Inc

Mariachi Advisory Committee Representative
MENC

Education



Alice High School



Texas A & I University

Web References (14 Total References)


The Texas Bandmasters Association

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John Vela

John A. Vela is a graduate of Texas A & I University, in Kingsville, Texas. He has been a music educator for the past 35 years. Mr. Vela recently retired after serving as Director of Bands for San Diego I.S.D. where his bands and mariachis have received numerous first divisions and sweepstakes awards in Marching, Concert, Sight-Reading and Mariachi. Mr. Vela is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association, and the Association of Texas Small School Bands and is the Director of Operations/Treasurer of the Texas Association of Mariachi Educators. Mr. Vela has performed professionally for 36 years as a mariachi musician on violin and guitarron. He has accompanied various ranchera singers such as: Sebastien De La Cruz, Pedro Fernandez, Miguel Aceves Mejia, Felipe Arriaga, Imelda Miller and Lydia Mendoza. He has presented workshops and been a consultant for various schools throughout Texas and, in conjunction with members of Mariachi Vargas and Mariachi Sol de Mexico, he has assisted at numerous mariachi festivals in Texas, New Mexico and California. Mr. Vela has also judged mariachi contests throughout Texas and Las Vegas, Nevada, and has recently been a clinician for the Region XIV Mariachi, Region VII Mariachi, A.T.S.S.B. Region Mariachi and Region XV All-Valley Mariachi. He has several mariachi arrangements and a beginner guitarron book published by Hal Leonard Music Co. and also has numerous mariachi compositions, arrangements and educational materials published through his own company, Mariachi Unlimited. He is currently a mariachi consultant for Robstown ISD.


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John Vela

John A. Vela is a graduate of Texas A & I University, in Kingsville, Texas. He has been a music educator for the past 35 years. Mr. Vela recently retired after serving as Director of Bands for San Diego I.S.D. where his bands and mariachis have received numerous first divisions and sweepstakes awards in Marching, Concert, Sight-Reading and Mariachi. Mr. Vela is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association, and the Association of Texas Small School Bands and is the Director of Operations/Treasurer of the Texas Association of Mariachi Educators. Mr. Vela has performed professionally for 36 years as a mariachi musician on violin and guitarron. He has accompanied various ranchera singers such as: Sebastien De La Cruz, Pedro Fernandez, Miguel Aceves Mejia, Felipe Arriaga, Imelda Miller and Lydia Mendoza. He has presented workshops and been a consultant for various schools throughout Texas and, in conjunction with members of Mariachi Vargas and Mariachi Sol de Mexico, he has assisted at numerous mariachi festivals in Texas, New Mexico and California. Mr. Vela has also judged mariachi contests throughout Texas and Las Vegas, Nevada, and has recently been a clinician for the Region XIV Mariachi, Region VII Mariachi, A.T.S.S.B. Region Mariachi and Region XV All-Valley Mariachi. He has several mariachi arrangements and a beginner guitarron book published by Hal Leonard Music Co. and also has numerous mariachi compositions, arrangements and educational materials published through his own company, Mariachi Unlimited. He is currently a mariachi consultant for Robstown ISD.


The Texas Bandmasters Association - Business Members

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Contact Person: John Vela Contact Phone: 361-701-0823 Contact Email Address: john@mariachiunlimited.com


San Diego High School

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John Vela

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John Vela Band Director


John Vela - Biography of a Mariachi Mentor

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John Vela, Mariachi (1/1-1/31)

John A. Vela is a 1976 graduate of Alice High School in Alice, Texas and All-State Timpanist under the direction of Mr. Bryce Taylor.
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In 1981 Mr. Vela received a Bachelors of Music in Music Education.Mr. Vela has been a music educator for the past 26 years.He is in his 8th year as Director of Bands for San Diego I.S.D. in San Diego, Texas, where his bands have received numerous first divisions and sweepstakes awards in Marching, Concert, Sight-Reading and Mariachi.Mr. Vela is also a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association and the Association of Texas Small School Bands.
Mr. Vela has performed professionally for 30 years as a mariachi musician on violin, guitarrĂ³n, vihuela, and guitar.He has accompanied various ranchera singers such as Pedro Fernandez, Miguel Aceves Mejia, Felipe Arriaga, Sonia Rivas, Imelda Miller, and Janet Rodriguez.He has presented workshops, in conjunction with members of Mariachi Vargas and Sol de Mexico, at numerous mariachi festivals in Texas, New Mexico and California.Mr. Vela has also judged mariachi contests throughout Texas and has recently been a clinician for the Region XIV and XV All-Valley Mariachi.He has numerous mariachi arrangements and a beginner guitarrĂ³n book published by Southern Music Co., and also has various mariachi compositions, arrangements, and instructional videos published through his own company, Mariachi Unlimited.In addition to his musical career, Mr. Vela is an avid genealogist and a beginning luthier.In his spare time, he also enjoys fishing, collecting vintage mariachi/ranchera LPs and restoring vintage Ludwig drums.

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