Stingray Band

School Name:  Robert Vale Middle School

School Location:  San Antonio, TX

School Mascot:  Stingrays

Platinum Member Since:  2017

KHS Brands Used:  Jupiter

About the Program:  The Vale Middle School Stingray Band program was established in 2008 under the direction of Mr. Brian Ruiz and Mr. Roel Canales. They opened with students from surrounding middle schools and quickly unified as Stingrays. Over the past decade, the Stingray Band has had the privilege of earning UIL Sweepstakes honors, performed for feeder elementary schools, played during halftime at our feeder high school’s footballs games, placed 2nd at the South Texas Class drumline contest, received Superior and Excellent trophies with American Classic Festivals, and had the unique and special opportunity to perform as a full orchestra at San Antonio’s professional venue The Tobin Center.

“In the beginning, we were looking for budget friendly band instruments. Our expectations were EXCEEDED by far! Jupiter band instruments have stood the test of time while providing good, quality band instruments for our middle school band.”

-Brian Ruiz