#VMThrowback: Aaron Hinojosa, Class of 2014

  • What is your name? Aaron Hinojosa
  • What years were you at VMT? 2010-2014
  • Fine arts or communication area? Music, specifically low brass studies.
  • Who was your fine arts/communication teacher(s)? Mr. John Reimund
  • Has your fine art or communication helped you as an adult? Please explain. It definitely has. It has made me more appreciative of the arts.
  • Did you pursue your fine art or communication area after high school? Please explain. Yes, I did. I am currently enrolled at Texas A&M International University studying music education. I’m a proud Dustdevil, I bleed Maroon and Silver, and I proudly say I’m an alumnus from Martin High School and VMT.
  • What have you gotten out of VMT? I have received an exemplary education and perhaps the best college preparations anyone could ask for. Not a single moment was wasted at VMT.
  • Were there any events during the time you were here that you enjoyed? Please describe. I loved the chances that we got to perform. It was a privilege to perform with ensembles that I wouldn’t have had the chance to do so by simply attending a regular high school. Everything VMT had to offer was amazing; the guest performances, the Hispanic Festival, Ovation Brass, VMT Philharmonic Orchestra, etc. This school is none like the others.
  • Is there anything you’d like to add that we haven’t asked? It is a greater, personal privilege of mine that the current location of VMT is downtown, literally a couple of blocks away from my home. I have never felt more honored to know that within my neighborhood, some of Texas’s most talented students are walking around enhancing their education. A word of advice to all current students: If you love what you are doing now at VMT or anywhere else, make it your life goal. Do not let anyone tell you otherwise. You are in charge of your own future and your own happiness and only you can bring the happiness into your own life.
  • What are your fondest memories of VMT? My fondest memories at VMT are all the times I spent it with my friends. I attended VMT in the afternoon, so we would wait outside the buildings before class actually started. It was always hot, and I hated that, but other than that, I liked hanging around outside the Urbahn building, which housed most of the music and dance department. My friends and I would watch pigeons fight for food and talk about all things music.
  • What do you miss most about VMT? What I miss the most about VMT is that feeling of being surrounded by talented individuals. At the university, a lot of people are talented, but we’re all old. It’s expected from us. At VMT, with everyone being high school students, it felt a lot more impressive. Don’t get me wrong, over at the university, I feel like one of the more advanced musicians, and I thank VMT for that. Once a professor was amazed by a performance of mine and asked me if I went to VMT. When I answered with yes, she said no wonder. It’s a great feeling when you see the impact VMT makes outside of the school grounds. But back to my point. The talent held at VMT feels extraordinary, a feeling that not even a college can duplicate because of all the other classes everyone must take. VMT has an atmosphere that can only be found at VMT.