The Hector P. Garcia Middle School Varsity / Honor Band is considered the top performing group of the school and acts as the official ambassador group of the school. The band is conducted by Mr. Prior. The 2016-2017 Varsity Band earned the school's first-ever UIL Sweepstakes Award at Concert and Sight-Reading Contest - the highest honor a middle school band can earn in the State of Texas' UIL. The ensemble is open by invitation or audition to top-performing 7th and 8th grade students in the school. The ensemble performs at many events and concerts throughout the year including: Dallas ISD All-City, All-Region, Elementary School Music Performance Tour, Pre-UIL, UIL, Sandy Lake, and many other events. The band plays a lot of challenging yet fun music. Last year the band performed over 50 works for band! All members of this band are also considered members of the Javelina Pep Band.