Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Mariachi competition, concert seeks to promote culture of music

Jones Auditorium - 04/06/13 - 04/06/13

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590

In an effort to promote the culture of mariachi music, Texas A&M University-Kingsville and Coastal Bend College will host Dia Del Mariachi beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at Jones Auditorium at Texas A&M-Kingsville. 

Competition between middle schools and high schools from throughout South Texas will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 4:30 p.m., when winners will be announced. Encore performances by the winning individuals and groups will begin at 6:30 p.m., and at 7:40 p.m., Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Mariachi Javelina will take the stage. The final mariachi ensemble of the evening, Mariachi 7 Leguas, performs at 8:40 p.m. Based in the Rio Grande Valley, Mariachi 7 Leguas recently won an international mariachi competition. 

Admission is $2 for the competition. Admission for the evening concert is $10 for the general public and $5 for students with a valid identification card. For more information, call 361-593-2803. 

Middle schools scheduled to participate include Somerset Junior High School’s eighth grade; Roma Middle School’s junior varsity and varsity; Ben Bolt Middle School; L.J. Christen Middle School (Laredo) A group; Falfurrias Junior High School seventh and eighth grade; Savannah Heights Intermediate School (Somerset) sixth grade; Mathis Middle School; and Ramiro Barrera Middle School (Roma) junior varsity and varsity. 

High schools scheduled to compete include Somerset High School freshmen, junior varsity and varsity; Robert Vela High School (Edinburg); Ben Bolt High School; United South High School (Laredo) junior varsity and varsity; H.M. King High School (Kingsville); Los Fresnos High School; Martin High School (Laredo); Falfurrias High School; Veterans Memorial High School (Mission); A.C. Jones High School (Beeville); Premont High School; Johnny G. Economedes High School (Edinburg); Cotulla High School; Palm View High School; United High School (Laredo); Roma High School junior varsity and varsity; Fox Tech (San Antonio) junior varsity and varsity; Mission High School; and Mathis High School.

-TAMUK-


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