Mariachi Education in Texas

To foster better communication between Mariachi educators and to promote wider appreciation for Mariachi music, the Texas Music Office is currently interviewing Mariachi professionals throughout the state. Below are some of the results of our efforts.

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(sorted by city)

James Bowie Elementary
Department
811 Bowie - P.O. Box 2514
Alamo, TX 78516
(956) 702-5839; (956) 702-5839
jamesbowie[at]SPAMAWAYpsja.k12.tx.us; criolaeli[at]SPAMAWAYaol.com
Criola Elizondo, Estudiantina / Music Teacher

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1994
Full-time teachers: 1
Part-time teachers:
Number of students: 150
male; female

Is course credit the same? yes
Students that play mandolin are ready to play violin; guitars are ready; some colleagues have guitar groups

Public performances? yes
Recording a CD next week; perform at HEB, Wal-Mart to promote the CD, plus parents are selling it. Perform at any event that doesn't have alcohol;

Do you compete?
we're the only ones, so no one to compete with; we received a national award from National Latino Children's Institute 2002 La Promesa de un Futuro Brillante Award Winners

Perform at school events?
Superintendent events, PTA meetings, for Grandmasters Banquet

Suppliers include: school owns everything (clothes, long skirts, instruments)
At Melharts music that I can't do myslf; I'm not music certified; played in a mariachi for 20 years; started at 9; played in Saigon, Vietnam; 17 years old; played for VP Humphrey, played in Mexico; all female mariachi;

Repertoire: Criola Elizondo compositions -- appximately 9-10 each year.all love songs that teach a lesson

Additional information: Las Rancheritas from Alamo, TX retired in 1981

 


PSJA Memorial High • PSJA Memorial Mariachi
Band Department
800 South Alamo Road
Alamo, TX 78516
(956) 783-3600, ext. 4214; Fax (956) 783-3636
grramos7[at]SPAMAWAYaol.com
Gracie Ramos, Mariachi Instructor
Paul Denman, Band Director
Ron Dunmore, Orchestra Instructor

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1997
Full-time teachers:
Part-time teachers:
Number of students: 30
male; female
Number of mariachi students by year:
2000-30; 1999-15; 1998-; 1997-; 1996-; 1995-

Is course credit the same? yes
Two ways to learn mariachi: either we meet once a week and participation is voluntary, and/or we offer a seventh period class with a current enrollment of eight students.

Public performances? no

Do you compete? yes
We participate at UIL in the Medium Ensemble division. We have also performed at the festival in McAllen.

Perform at school events? no

Suppliers include: If they are violins players, they are in the orcherta program as well, and they own their own instruments. The other instruments such as guitarron, vihuela and guitars are provided by the school. We use Melhart's in McAllen mostly.
H&H and Melharts.

Repertoire: Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Juan Gabriel, Juan Ortiz (San Antonio), John Vela's guitarron book (Alice), Frank Sosa (teaches at Laredo's Martin High School)

Additional information:


Alice High School • AHS Mariachi "6 O'clock Group" • AHS Mariachi "5 O'clock Group" • Adams Middle School Mariachi
Band Department
No. 1 Coyote Trail
Alice, TX 78332
(361) 664-0126 ext. 510; Fax (361) 660-2128
jgarcia12[at]SPAMAWAYaliceisd.esc2.net
Joe Murillo, Elementary Music / Mariachi Instructor
Jose Garcia, Director of Music Activities, Alice ISD

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1990
Full-time teachers: 0
Part-time teachers: 2
Number of students: 46
22 male; 24 female
Number of mariachi students by year:
2000-; 1999-; 1998-46; 1997-38; 1996-36; 1995-34

Is course credit the same?

Public performances? yes
One community performance (Fiesta Bandana)

Do you compete? no
We have not competed. Mariachi should be a different category.

Perform at school events? yes
They have performed at "half-time" shows with marching band accompaniment.

Suppliers include: Lalo's Music, Alice, TX; Mariachi Connection, San Antonio
Mr. Jesus Barrera (The Fiddle Shop, Corpus Christi)

Repertoire: Las Mananitas, Cielito Lindo, Volver, Volver, Solamente Una Vez (Agustin Lara), El Rey (J.A. Jimenez), De Colores; Rudy Gonzalez - some beginner arranging

Additional information: most of the arrangements are by John Vela (Alice, TX)


Sam Houston High School
Mariachi Department
2000 Sam Houston Drive
Arlington, TX 78014
(682) 867-8573; (682) 867-8200
mocampo[at]SPAMAWAYaisd.net
Marta Ocampo, Mariachi Instructor
Beverley McReynolds, Principal

 


University of Texas - Austin
College of Fine Arts - Mariachi Paredes de Tejastitlan Department
1 University Station E3100
Austin 78712-0435
(512) 626-9545; Fax Fax: (512) 471-7836
adolph_ortiz[at]SPAMAWAYyahoo.com
Adolph Ortiz

 


Bedichek Middle School
Music Department
6800 Bill Hughes Road
Austin, TX 78748
(512) 841-3503; (512) 414-3265
Fax (512) 444-4382
Michael Werst, Orchestra Director / Mariachi Instructor

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1999
Full-time teachers: 1
Part-time teachers:
Number of students: 17
14 male; 3 female

Is course credit the same? yes

Public performances? yes
UT Uteach, School board, AMN, SWT competition

Do you compete?
SWT competition

Perform at school events? no

Suppliers include: Marichi Connection- San Antonio
West Bank String Shop

Repertoire: La Bamba, El Pollito, El Gatito, Celita Linda, De Colores

Additional information: Bedichek Middle School is only middle school in Austin to offer mariachi.




Crockett High School
5601 Manchaca Road
Austin, TX 78745-3696
(512) 414-2532
Joseph Baird, Orchestra / Mariachi Director
Deborah Coco, Principal



St. Edward's University
Mariachi Alas de Oro Department
3001 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 448-8670; 512-448-8400
geraldm[at]SPAMAWAYadmin.stedwards.edu
Brother Gerald Mueller, Advisor

 


William B. Travis High School
Music Program Department
1211 East Oltorf Street
Austin, TX 78704-5799
(512) 414-7746; (512) 414-2527 main
Fax (512) 707-0050
rmorales[at]SPAMAWAYaustin.isd.tenet.edu
Rosalinda Morales, Mariachi Director / Assistant Band Director
Julian Arizola, Assistant Director
Dr. Rene Garganta, Principal


Jones High School • A.C. Jones High School Mariachi
Band, Mariachi Mestizo Department
1902 North Adams
Beeville, TX 78102
(361) 362-6000 ext. 241
jvela[at]SPAMAWAYbeevilleisd.esc2.net
Jaime Vela, Mariachi / Band Instructor
Chuck Nolton, Band Director

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1992
Full-time teachers: 1
Part-time teachers:
Number of students: 16
9 male; 7 female
Number of mariachi students by year:
2000-25

Is course credit the same? yes
Students receive class credit.

Public performances? yes

Do you compete? yes
We will be competing next year- most likely UIL- solo and ensemble

Perform at school events? no
no

Suppliers include: instruments- owned by the school, except for trumpet..Extra strings, etc.- get them through South Texas Music Mart, Corpus Christi
South Texas Music Mart, Corpus Christi

Repertoire: Was doing own Mariachi group on the side in college; All are his own arrangements: he has 16 songs that he arranges. Their group does a lot of the standards; certain composers common throughout all Mariachis; never get the same composers; John Vela, popular arranger.


Ben Bolt - Palito Blanco High School
Band Department
P.O. Box 547
Ben Bolt, TX 78342
(361) 668-0512; (361) 664-9822
Fax (361) 664-5481
Joe Vela, Band Director / Mariachi Instructor

Mariachi Program Profile
Full-time teachers:
Part-time teachers:
Number of students:
male; female


Hanna High School
Band Department
2615 Price Road
Brownsville, TX 76521
(956) 548-7600;
Mr. Martinez, Estudiantina Instructor
Paul Flinchbaugh, Band Director

Mariachi Program Profile
Full-time teachers:
Part-time teachers:
Number of students:
male; female


Lopez High School
Band Department
3205 South Dakota Avenue
Brownsville, TX 78521
(956) 982-7463; (956) 982-7400

David Kregal, Estudiantina Instructor
Stacey Dunn, Band Director


Porter High School • Mariachi Aztlan
Band Department
3500 International Blvd.
Brownsville, TX 78521
(956) 548-7826; (956) 548-7800
Fax (956) 548-7988
Bertha Martinez, Mariachi Instructor
Jim Crixell, Band Director

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1992
Full-time teachers: 0
Part-time teachers: 2
Number of students: 15
9 male; 6 female

Is course credit the same? no
We practice 30 minutes before school begins.

Public performances? yes
We perform at the Mr. Amigo Welcoming, Nursing Homes, Veterans Affairs, etc.

Do you compete? no
We recently found out Mariachi is able to participate in something like that.

Perform at school events? yes

Suppliers include: Supplies are owned by the school district.
Rito Morin, Matamoros, Tamps

Repertoire: Songs: El Rey, El Son De La Negra, Si Nos Dejan.


Rivera High School
Band Department
6955 FM 802
Brownsville, TX. 78521
(956) 831-1028; Fax (956) 831-8705
Pedro Perez, Estudiantina Instructor
Rolando Zapata, Band Director


University of Texas - Brownsville
Fine Arts Department - Mariachi Escorpion Department
UTB/TSC Fine Arts 80 Fort Brown
Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 882-8943; (956) 882-8247
Fax (956) 882-3808
antonio.briseno[at]SPAMAWAYutb.edu
Antonio Briseno, Mariachi Instructor


Carrizo Springs High School
Band Department
102 North Fifth Street
Carrizo Springs, TX 78834
(830) 876-5237; (830) 876-5237
Fax (830) 876-3052
Fitifredo Sanchez, Mariachi Instructor
Leo Garza, Band Director


Moody High School
Band Department
1818 Trojan Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78416
(361) 878-7340
Fax (361) 857-8253
Jesus Lopez, Mariachi Instructor
Liz Ruiz, Band Director

Mariachi Program Profile
Full-time teachers: 1
Part-time teachers: 0
Number of students: 20

Is course credit for mariachi the same as other musical course work? yes
instrumental and vocal performance are both offered

Public performances? yes
They perform for community non-profit organizations.

Do you compete? yes
TMEA region mariachi auditions


Cotulla High School
Band Department
310 North Main
Cotulla, TX 78014
(830) 879-2374; (830) 879-2374
Fax (830) 879-2454
John Spillane, Band Director and Mariachi Instructor


Crystal City High School
Band Department
805 East Crockett Street
Crystal City, TX 78839
(830) 374-8029; (830) 374-2341
Fax (830) 374-3178
Gabrial Garcia, Band Director and Mariachi Instructor


Adamson High School
Mariachi Department
201 East Ninth Street
Dallas, TX 75203
(972) 749-1400; Fax (972) 749-1401

Rawly Sanchez, Principal


Moises Molina High School
Mariachi Department
2355 Duncanville Road
Dallas, TX 75211
(972) 502-1000; Fax (972) 502-1001
Eric Moellering, Mariachi Instructor
Patricia Dumas, Principal


W.T. White High School
Mariachi Department
4505 Ridgeside Drive
Dallas, TX 75244
(972) 502-6200
Alfonso Gonzalez, Mariachi Instructor
Joy Barnhart, Principal


Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts
Music/Mariachi Department
3434 R L Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75224-4017
(972) 925-1200; (972) 975-1227
Fax (972) 925-1201
Kent Ellinson, Music Coordinator
Bart Marantz, Director of Jazz Studies
David Large, Orchestra Director


Del Rio High School
Band Department
100 Memorial Drive
Del Rio, TX 78840
(830) 778-4300 ext. 2003; (830) 778-4300
Fax (830) 774-9320
Mr. Trevino, Band Director / Mariachi Instructor
Dwight L. Brown, Orchestra Director


University of North Texas
College of Music - Mariachi Aguilas Department
P.O. Box 311367
Denton, TX 76203-1367
(940) 565-2791; (940)-369-7973
Fax (940) 565-2002
demmanuel[at]SPAMAWAYmusic.unt.edu
Daniel F. Cantú, Director
Dr. Donna Emmanuel, Academic Sponsor


Eagle Pass - CC Winn Campus
Department
265 Foster Maldonado Blvd.
Eagle Pass, TX 78852
(830) 758-7014; (830) 757-0828

Mr. Martinez, Mariachi Director
Mr. Martinez

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 10 yrs. ago
Full-time teachers: 4 for all campuses
Part-time teachers:
Number of students: 150
50% male; female

Is course credit the same? yes

Public performances? yes
Community events- grand openings; mainly contests and school functions

Do you compete? yes
Host a Mariachi festival here - this year we participated in Harlingen "Rio Fest." Went to McAllen for their festival. Went to TX A&M International Fiesta of Mariachi

Perform at school events? no
don't recall ever performing - have performed at pep-rallies last year.

Suppliers include: All have to be members of the band; they use their own instruments. Use guitars that are made to be sold in U.S. Do have a couple of students that have their own from Mexico. Music program does own a couple of guitars from Paracho - not issued out - the students have better guitars. Guitarron and vihuelas bought in U.S. from Mariachi Connection in San Antonio - imported from Mexico.
Mainly repaired by Acosta Music in San Antonio

Repertoire: Use a lot of music from bands: Sol de Mexico - Jose Randes; Mariachi Vargas; Another group: Mariachi Cobre. Ex-student Jorge Vargas writes music; he is an established mariachi arranger, transcriber, composer and mariachi director in the Valley; Writer - John Vela.



Eagle Pass High School
Department
2020 Second Street
Eagle Pass, TX 78852
(830) 773-2381 ext. 132; (830) 773-2381
dsolis[at]SPAMAWAYeagle-pass.k12.tx.us
David Solis, Mariachi Director

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1997
Full-time teachers: 1
Part-time teachers:
Number of students: 48
19 male; female

Is course credit the same? yes
instrumental ensemble

Public performances? yes
city- chamber of commerce breakfast--openings of stores or businesses..played for Gov. Bush and Gov. Perry

Do you compete? yes
Mariachi Festivals, UIL Solo and Ensemble

Perform at school events? yes
pep rallies; Mother's Day school function; anytime presentation for Open House or teachers meetings

Suppliers include: Violins are here in States-- either imported by a tailor
San Antonio- we're about 160 miles from San Antonio

Repertoire: Jose Alfrod Jimenez.Arrangements from Reyna de Los Angeles - all girl mariachi band; Sol de Mexico arrangements .Vargas Arrangements; Juan Gabriel; Rocio Durcal; Get someone to arrange/buy music that is available

Additional information: 9th & 10th grade campus.


Edcouch-Elsa High School • Beginning classes- Estudiantina (1st year players)- scales, rehearsals, a recital • Advanced performing group- Advanced Estudiantina
Music Department
P.O. Box 127
Edcouch, TX 78538
(956) 262-4731; (956) 262-4731
bene_Layton1[at]SPAMAWAYhotmail.com
Bene Layton, Estudiantina Instructor
Juan Meave, Band Director

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1981
Full-time teachers: 1
Part-time teachers: 1
Number of students: 210
male; female

Is course credit the same? yes
fine arts credit

Public performances? yes
Educationally-related events-- don't have to be within the school- sometimes get invitations from out of the district if it's feasible..Performances for: President of U.S.- when he visited the Valley, Governor's Mansion , and at Washington and Michigan.

Do you compete? yes
Under experimental ensemble in UIL- straight 1s since started to compete- just performing group..Competed under Medium Ensemble- 1st division-- for Mariachi ensembles.

Perform at school events? yes
Homecoming, when dignitaries visit school.

Suppliers include: Melhart's Music and Hermes music - McAllen
Melhart's Music - McAllen

Repertoire: Do a lot of our own arrangements - songs they hear on the radio.- Lots of modern ."Sleepwalk" Ron and Santo- late 50s early 60s arrangement for Estudiantina..Carlos Santana- "Europa".Morenita Mia- class A traditional .Theme song from a Mexican soap opera- Te Quiero Tanto- do a better job than actual theme songs.Hateful relationships, tequila- keep away from those type of songs- do romantic songs- performed on Mother's Day.

Additional information: Grades 9-12.Perform at educationally-related event.All guitars, mandolins, stand up bass, singers- no trumpet or violins..Need one more performance group .Used to have Mariachi- but Estudiantina can have up to 50 kids- has big student body and opened up more classes for Estudiantina..Texas Mexican Conjunto- folk-style that encompasses accordion- rehearse after school- 4 or 5 kids- bass and drums-- also teaches that after school..Some of his students have formed their own groups after graduation- professional group-- like "Los Frijoles Romanticos"- fused salsa with Conjunto - nominated for 2004 Grammy in Mexican music category.


Economedes High School Mariachi Dos Mil
Department
1414 North Alamo Road
Edinburg, TX 78541
(956) 385-3000 ext. 2055; Fax (956) 385-3050


Edinburg High School
Band Department
805 East Canton Road
Edinburg, TX 78539
(956) 316-7300
Gabriela Sandoval, Mariachi Instructor
Jason Rogers, Band Director
Ciro Trivino, Director of Fine Arts


Edinburg North High School • "Oro" de Edinburg North • class- of rhythm instruments - guitars, vihuela, harp, guitarron
Fine Arts Department
3101 North Closner
Edinburg, TX 78539
(956) 316-7654; Fax (956) 316-7712
manuelsaenz[at]SPAMAWAYmsn.com
Manuel Saenz, Jr., Mariachi Instructor
Wilberto Perez, Band Director
Moises Llamas, Orchestra Director

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1997
Full-time teachers: 2- Saul Hernandez- 2 years
Part-time teachers:
Number of students: 100
male; female
Number of mariachi students by year:
2000-16 in club; 1999-; 1998-; 1997-; 1996-; 1995-

Is course credit the same? yes
Unless students take only the performing Mariachi, which meets after school. If they do not take the rhythm class during the day they don't get credit for the after school Mariachi.

Public performances? yes
for businesses and all sorts of different events- non-profit organizations

Do you compete? yes
Compete all the time- 25 trophies.Grand Champions at Rio Fest in Harlingen.Grand Champions in McAllen ISD Fest.Grand Champions in Zapata.Runner-ups in National Mariachi Vargas Competition in San Antonio.Playing in Chicago Oct. 29.Played 3 times at Capitol- local politicians

Perform at school events? no

Suppliers include: Most own their own instruments- violins, trumpets.Provide rhythm instruments - Company: Mexico Lindo- Edinburg.Saul has his own company- can go to Mexico City/Guadalajara.Mexico Lindo is Saul's group.
Mexico Lindo- Edinburg.Benitas, TX- Pedro Magallon

Repertoire: Styles: Huatango, Sones, Bolleros, Rancheras, Music Medley- Popurris.he teaches morning; saul teaches in the afternoon; team up after school or before school for performing;


University of Texas – Pan American • Department of Music • UTPA Mariachi • UTPA Mariachi Aztlan - taught by Francisco Loera • UTPA Mariachi Femenil
Music Department
1201 West University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539
(956) 381-3471; (956) 381-2175
Fax (956) 381-3472
guerrad[at]SPAMAWAYpanam.edu
Dr. Dahlia Guerra, Chairperson and Mariachi Director
Dr. Rodolfo Rocha, Dean of College of Arts and Humanities
Francisco Loera, Mariachi Band Director

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1989
Full-time teachers: 2
Part-time teachers: 1
Number of students: 45-50
35 male; 15 female

Is course credit the same? yes
Course credit for the course is 2 credits

Public performances? yes
We perform at community events, for visiting dignitaries, and we do fundraisers for non-profit organizations.

Do you compete? yes
We compete in the Mariachi Vargas Competition in San Antonio.

Perform at school events? no

Suppliers include: The school purchases folk instruments from Guadalajara.
Melharts - McAllen.Morales - Guadalajara

Repertoire: We arrange some songs, but none are original.


Bowie High School • Bowie High School "Los Osos Orgullosos" - Varisty Group • Beginning Mariachi •
Band Department
801 South San Marcial
El Paso, TX 79905
(915) 496-8200 ; Fax (915) 532-1918
Anji Morgan-Thornton, Mariachi Director
Mark Myers, Band Director
Mark Myers, Orchestra Director

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1988
Full-time teachers: 1
Part-time teachers: 1 tutor- 15 hrs/week
Number of students: 23- 15 in varsity
male; female
Number of mariachi students by year:
2000-; 1999-; 1998-6; 1997-; 1996-; 1995-

Is course credit the same? yes
Fine Arts Credit is available.- course code for guitar ensemble

Public performances? yes
Yes- limited basis

Do you compete? no
no- non UIL

Perform at school events? yes

Suppliers include: school purchases them- checked out to the students.local music stores- guitarones in Guadalajara mexico
Sub-contract them out to a music store.Worked with El Charro to purchase uniforms - rep. in El Paso

Repertoire: Standards.Her instructor has written some arrangements.Teach different style- popular form- Son Jaliscience, Huapango, Rancheras, Polcas, Zals (Mexican spellings)

Additional information: Preserving oral tradition- has had guest speakers come in- folkloric dancers-- talk about costumes and music that goes with each dance..Diff mariachi songs rep. different regions in Mexico-- sometimes instrumentation.Mexican harp - music from Vella Cruz- put in bid- truly authentic.



Del Valle High School • Mariachi Conquistador • Mariachi Juvenil •
Music Department
950 Bordeaux
El Paso, TX 79907
(915) 434-3064; (915) 434-3000
Fax (915) 858-1427
Don Bustos, Mariachi Instructor
Marlene Meagher, Band Director
Don Bustos, Orchestra Director

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1991
Full-time teachers: 0
Part-time teachers: 1
Number of students: 28
14 male; 14 female
Number of mariachi students by year:
2000-; 1999-; 1998-28; 1997-28; 1996-25; 1995-20

Is course credit the same? yes

Public performances? yes
We perform at festivals, community events, churches, wedding quincieneras and retirement parties.

Do you compete? yes
We compete in the Medium Ensemble division at UIL. Competition is not our primary focus, so this one event is adequate for our program.

Perform at school events? no

Suppliers include: Melody Shop in El Paso and directly from Mexico
Fret 'n Necks, El Paso; Ramirez Guitarras, Cuidad Juarez, Mexico

Repertoire: Songs: El Rey, Solamente Una Vez, La Bamba, El Caballito, and Volver, Volver.


Montwood High School
Band Department
1200 Montwood
El Paso, TX 79936
(915) 857-4400

Frank Anderson, Band Director


Montwood High School
Mariachi Program Department
12000 Montwood Drive
El Paso, TX 79936
(915) 937-0538; (915) 937-2400
rolando771[at]SPAMAWAYaol.com
Rolando Morales, Director, MHS Mariachi

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1995


Riverside High School • Mariachi Riverside • Mariachi Revolution (middle school)
Mariachi/Fine Arts Department
301 Midway
El Paso, TX 79915
(915) 783-3300
mflores3[at]SPAMAWAYelp.rr.com
Manny Flores, Mariachi Director
Fernando Florez, Band Director

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1995
Full-time teachers: 1
Part-time teachers:
Number of students: 88
40 male; 48 female
Number of mariachi students by year:
2000-; 1999-; 1998-88; 1997-; 1996-; 1995-

Is course credit the same? yes

Public performances? yes
We perform at weddings, funerals, baptisms, birthdays, charities, and recruiting events.

Do you compete? no

Perform at school events? no

Suppliers include: Guitarras Ramirez Tailors, Juarez, Mexico
Guitarras Ramirez Tailors, Juarez, Mexico

Repertoire: Songs: Tu Solo Tu, El Cascabel, La Ley Del Monte, La Negra. Composers: Felipe Valdes Leal, Lorenzo Barcelata, Jose A. Espinosa, Ruben Fuentes.

Additional information: We are interested in any of Juan Velas materials and Mariachi related websites.



Socorro High School
Band Department
201 Tanton
El Paso, TX 79927
(915) 860-3500
Patti Chavez, Mariachi Director
Brian Bell, Band Director


Ysleta High School • Maiachi Indio de Ysleta High School
Performing Arts Magnet Program Department
8600 Alameda
El Paso, TX 79907
(915) 858-9423; (915) 860-5800
Fax (915) 858-3299
Valerie Camargo, Mariachi Director
Tim Hill, Band Director

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1996
Full-time teachers: 1
Part-time teachers: 0
Number of students: 10
9 male; 1 female
Number of mariachi students by year:
2000-; 1999-; 1998-10; 1997-10; 1996-15; 1995-7

Is course credit the same? no
Mariachi is extra curricular.

Public performances? yes
Performances in 1998 include: Reach for a Star Foundation, YWCA Teen Leadership Program, Governor Bush Campaign Rally, El Paso/Juarez Hispanic Media Awards, Teen Discovery-Ft. Bliss, Pan American Round Table, Cokie Roberts Reception, and at a Reception for Secretary of Army, General Caldera.

Do you compete? yes
We attend the Radford Mariachi Festival and Competition. UIL should offer Mariachi as a seprate competition because Mariachi music requires musicians from band, orchestra, guitar, and choir.

Perform at school events? yes
We have fifteen minutes to perform a show for homecoming pep rally.

Suppliers include: Capshaw/Olivas Music; Kurland-Salzman Music; The Melody Shop; and The Mariachi Shop. All in El Paso. We also purchase from Casa De Musica Delux in Juarez, Mexico.
Capshaw/Olivas Music; Kurland-Salzman Music; The Melody Shop; and The Mariachi Shop. All in El Paso. We also purchase from Casa De Musica Delux in Juarez, Mexico.

Repertoire: Songs: La Negra, El Gavilan, Amor Eterno, El Mariachi Loco, and Volver, Volver. I arrange songs for 1st, 2nd, 3rd violin; 1st, 2nd, trumpet; guitar/vihuela; guitarron; 1st, 2nd flute.


Falfurrias High School
Band Department
100 Josey Blvd.
Falfurrias, TX 78355
(512) 325-5681; (512) 325-5684

Joe Arsuaga, Mariachi Instructor
Joe Arsuaga, Band Director


Fort Stockton High School
Band Department
1200West 17th Street
Fort Stockton, TX 79735
(915) 336-4101
Mark Santos, Mariachi Instructor
Mark Santos, Band Director


J.P. Elder Middle School
Mariachi Department
709 Northwest 21st Street
Fort Worth, TX 76106
(817) 740-4505
wgradante[at]SPAMAWAYfortworth.isd.tenet.edu
Dr. William Gradante, Music Coordinator
Virginia Dean, Principal


Morningside Middle School
Mariachi Department
2751 Mississippi
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 815-8300; Fax (817) 815-8350
Jana Ladd, Mariachi Instructor


North Side High School
Mariachis Espuelas de Plata Department
2211 McKinley Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76106
(817) 740-5300; Fax (817) 740-5302
vdean[at]SPAMAWAYfortworthisd.net
Ramon Nino, Mariachi Instructor
Virginia Dean, Principal


Polytechnic High School
Mariachi Department
1300 Conner
Fort Worth, TX 76105
(817) 531-6200; Fax (817) 531-6267
Open, Mariachi Instructor


Rosemont Middle School
Mariachi Department
1501 West Seminary
Fort Worth, TX 76115
(817) 814-7200; Fax (817) 814-7250
Jana Ladd, Mariachi Instructor


Garland Independent School District
Mariachi Estrellas Department
501 South Jupiter
Garland, TX 75042
(972) 487-3262
jsolis [at] garlandisd [dot] net
Javier Solis, Mariachi Program Coordinator
Hugo Martinez, Music Coordinator
Danny Cantu, UNT Instructor Coordinator

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 2006
Full-time teachers: none, contract with the UNT Department of Music
Part-time teachers: 6
Number of students: 21
16 male; 5 female
Number of mariachi students by year:
2000-; 1999-; 1998-15; 1997-15; 1996-20; 1995-

Is course credit the same? no

Public performances? yes
Numerous community cultural performances, conferences and festivals.

Do you compete? no

Perform at school events? yes
Parent programs and school assemblies

Suppliers include: Mariachi Connection

Repertoire: varied traditional Mariachi compositions

Additional information: Mariachi Estellas is open to students in music education from all seven district high schools. Students participate in the program in addition to band and orchestra at their schools. Rehearsal are held twice a month on Saturdays.


O'Banion Middle School
Department
700 Birchwood Drive
Garland, TX 75043
(972) 279-6103; Fax (972) 613-9532
ogpadilla[at]SPAMAWAYgarlandisd.net
John V. Tucci, Principal
Asst. Principal - Maresa Bailey.
Asst. Principal - Robert Weyman


Harlingen High School • Mariachi Los Cardenales
Band Department
1201 East Marshal
Harlingen, TX 78550
(956) 427-3600; (956) 427-3687
Fax (956) 427-3792
RonnieRios[at]SPAMAWAYyahoo.com
Ronny Rios, Mariachi Instructor / Band Director

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1996
Full-time teachers: 1
Part-time teachers: 1
Number of students: 30
10 male; 20 female
Number of mariachi students by year:
2000-; 1999-; 1998-30; 1997-30; 1996-24; 1995-22

Is course credit the same?

Public performances? yes
We perform at community events, RV parks, and for Mother's Day.

Do you compete? no

Perform at school events? yes
We perform at athletic banquets.

Suppliers include: The Mariachi Connection, San Antonio

Repertoire: Songs: Cariño, El Rey, Las Mañanitas, La Reina Es El Rey, and Volver, Volver.


Harlingen High School South
Band Department
1701 Dixieland Road
Harlingen, TX 78552
(956) 427-3800; Fax (956) 427-3995
Albert Salazar, Mariachi Instructor
Albert Salazar, Band Director


Hebbronville High School
Band Department
210 West Lucile
Hebbronville, TX 78361
(512) 527-5751

Robert Burke, Band Director


Donna High School
Music Department
14 East Wood Avenue
Hidalgo, TX 78537
(956) 464-1700; (956) 464-1600

Joe Valenzuela, Mariachi Director
Oscar Hellera, Band Director


Bammel Middle School
Department
1500 Southridge
Houston, TX 77090
(281) 586-2600; Fax (281) 586-2621
dianebv[at]SPAMAWAYspringisd.org
Diane Vasquez, Band Instructor
Josh Mooney, Band Instructor
Jodi Rhodes, Band Instructor


Deady Middle School-Communication Arts Magnet
Mariachi Department
2500 Broadway Street
Houston, TX 77012
(713) 845-7411; Fax (713) 845-5645
Venezuela, Mariachi Instructor
Mr. James Troutman, Principal


Houston High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
Department
4001 Stanford
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 942-1960; (713) 942-1967
Fax (713) 942-1968
Patricia Bonner, Chairperson of Music Department
Dr. Herbert Karpicke, Principal
Stephen Crawford , Director of Concert Bands / Wind and Percussion Program


Johnston Middle School
Department
10410 Manhattan Street
Houston, TX 77096
(713) 726-3616; Fax (713) 726-3622
cgreen5[at]SPAMAWAYhoustonisd.org
Craig Green, Band Teacher
Kathryn Brown, Orchestra Teacher
Laurie Conner, Choir Teacher


Patrick Henry Middle School
Department
10702 East Hardy
Houston, TX 77093-4099
(713) 696-2650; Fax (713) 696-2657
cbanda[at]SPAMAWAYhoustonisd.org
Cynthia Banda
Maria Garcia
Christian Sanders


Reagan High School
Band Department / Mariachi Department Department
413 East Thirteenth Street
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 865-4111; (713) 861-5694
acruz6[at]SPAMAWAYhoustonisd.org
Alejandro Cruz, Mariachi Director / Assistant Band Director
Stephen Becker, Band Director


King High School
Band Department
P.O. Box 5161
Kingsville, TX 78363
(512) 592-6401
Jessie Rioz, Mariachi Director
Rolando Molina, Band Director


Texas A&M University at Kingsville • Department of Music
Department of Music, Mariachi Javelina Department
Campus Box 174
Kingsville, TX 78363
(361) 593-2803; (361) 593-2111
Fax (361) 593-2816
jeff.stone[at]SPAMAWAYtamuk.edu
Paul Hageman, Chairman
Dr. Mary Mattingly, Dean
Jeff Stone, Mariachi Sponsor


Hemphill Elementary School
Department
3995 East FM 150
Kyle, TX 78640
(512) 268-4688
Carlos Maldonado, Music Instructor
Jayne Prewitt, Principal


Wallace Middle School
Mariachi Department
1500 West Center Street
Kyle, TX 78640
512-268- 2891; Fax 512-268-1853
maldonadoc[at]SPAMAWAYhayscisd.net
Carlos Maldonado, Mariachi Instructor
Brenda Agnew, Principal
Joe Valenzuela, Assistant Principal


La Feria High School • Los Leones
Band Department
500 North Canal Street
La Feria, TX 78593
(956) 797-2233; (956) 797-2670
chocolatethe3[at]SPAMAWAYyahoo.com
Raul Ramirez, Mariachi Instructor
Thomas Stirzaker, Band Director

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1998
Full-time teachers: 1
Part-time teachers: 0
Number of students: 15
8 male; 7 female
Number of mariachi students by year:
2000-; 1999-; 1998-15; 1997-15; 1996-20; 1995-

Is course credit the same? yes
Mariachi counts as an elective credit.

Public performances? yes
We perform at fairs, birthday's, on Mother's Day and at weddings.

Do you compete? no

Perform at school events? yes
We perform at pep rallies.

Suppliers include: H&H Band Shop, McAllen
H&H Band Shop, McAllen

Repertoire: Songs: El Rey, Cielito Lindo, Cariño, and Volver, Volver. Composers: John Vela.


La Joya High School
Band Department
P.O. Box J
La Joya, TX 78560
(956) 580-5160
Emilio Cantu, Mariachi Instructor
Ruben Adame, Band Director
Marvin Eagle, Orchestra Director


Ruiz Elementary School
Mariachi Department
1717 Avenida Los Presidentes
Laredo 78046
(956) 473-3300; Fax (956) 473-3399
rgonzalez3[at]SPAMAWAYunitedisd.org
Ruben Gonzalez, Mariachi Instructor
David Garza, Principal


John B. Alexander High School • Mariachi Galas De Oro
Band Department
3600 East Del Mar Blvd.
Laredo, TX 78041
(956) 718-9053; (956) 718-9000
Fax (956) 718-9090
Jerry Quintero, Mariachi Instructor
Tomas Pena, Band Director

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1996
Full-time teachers: 1
Part-time teachers: 0
Number of students: 17
6 male; 11 female
Number of mariachi students by year:
2000-; 1999-; 1998-17; 1997-17; 1996-16; 1995-17

Is course credit the same? no
Currently, Mariachi is an extracurricular class.

Public performances? yes
We perform at community related events (Regent Adult Day Care, LIFE Downs Festival, Public Library, TAMIU, etc.).

Do you compete? yes
We compete at the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza in San Antonio and at the TAMIU Mariachi Festival in Laredo, TX. We also participate in UIL, but in a separate category.

Perform at school events? yes
We perform at football games and pep rallies.

Suppliers include: They do not buy instruments. They are all provided by the school district.

Repertoire: Composers: Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Cuco Sanchez. Songs: Ella, Jesusita en Chihuahua, La Cigarra and Si Nos Dejan.


Cigarroa High School • Mariachi Azteca I • Mariachi Azteca II •
Band Department
2600 Zacateca
Laredo, TX 78046
(956) 795-3816; (956) 795-3800
joetrpt[at]SPAMAWAYsurfus.net
Joe Martinez, Mariachi Director
Joe Almazan, Band Director
Stacy Weill, Orchestra Director

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1996
Full-time teachers: 0
Part-time teachers: 2
Number of students: 25
9 male; 16 female
Number of mariachi students by year:
2000-; 1999-; 1998-25; 1997-29; 1996-22; 1995-19

Is course credit the same? no

Public performances? yes

Do you compete? yes
local mariachi festival in Laredo and McAllen. We competed at UIL last year for the first time. A separate category would be great.

Perform at school events? yes

Suppliers include: Hermes Music.Mariachi Connection.Elmos Music, Laredo
none available

Repertoire: Las Alazanas, El Rey, Volver Volver, Jaliso and Solamente Una Vez. I transcribed the songs myself for my students.


Laredo Community College • Music and Dance
Mariachi Palomino Department
West End Washington Street
Laredo, TX 78040
(956) 721-5304; (956) 721-5330
Fax (956) 721-5266
Dr. Joseph Crabtree


Martin High School • Mariachi "Los Tigres Del Sur"
Band Department
2002 San Bernardo
Laredo, TX 78040
(956) 795-3850; (956) 795-3880
Fax (956) 795-3860
fjs2[at]SPAMAWAYlmtonline.com
Frank Sosa, Mariachi Instructor / Band Director
Jose Luis Gonzalez, Instructor
Juan Sosa, Instructor

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1981
Full-time teachers: 0
Part-time teachers: 2
Number of students: 26
13 male; 13 female
Number of mariachi students by year:
2000-; 1999-; 1998-26; 1997-22; 1996-20; 1995-16

Is course credit the same? no
All students must belong to band, choir or orchestra. Mariachi meets after school on Wednesdays.

Public performances? yes
Non-school performances are our only source of funding aside from the school district purchasing uniforms and instruments last year.

Do you compete? yes
We compete in the UIL medium ensemble contest and at festivals throughout South Texas. It would be great to have a UIL Category to take our better groups and First division winners to State.

Perform at school events? yes

Suppliers include: Reitz Music, Austin; Mariachi Connection, San Antonio; Musical Del Centro, Nuevo Laredo, Tamps, Mexico
We do not have a place for repairs.

Repertoire: Songs: La Negra, Serenata Huasteca, El Rey, El Rancho Grande, and Volver, Volver. I only composed some popurris of popular music (i.e. Rancheras, Baledas etc.).


Texas A&M International University • Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Department of Fine and Performing Arts Department
5201 University Blvd.
Laredo, TX 78041
(956) 326-2649
gsoto[at]SPAMAWAYtamiu.edu
Gilberto Soto, Chair and Associate Professor of Music
Carlos Gil, Mariachi Instructor, Assistant Professor of Music
Rachel Cruz, Assistant Professor of Music


Trautmann Middle School
Department
8501 Curly Lane
Laredo, TX 78045
(956) 724-6020
jorge[at]SPAMAWAYunitedisd.net
Jorge Garcia, Mariachi Director


Vidal M. Treviño High School of Communication and Fine Arts
Department
1701 Victoria Street
Laredo, TX 78040
(956) 795-3325; (956) 795-3800 ext 138
Fax (956) 795-3330
abrodriguez[at]SPAMAWAYelisd.org
Ernesto Guajardo, Principal
Dr. Mary Grace Carroll, Director of Piano Studies
Mr. Robert Lopez, Director of Brass Studies


United High School
Band Department
8800 McPherson
Laredo, TX 78045
(956) 726-4700; Fax (956) 717-6161
Graciela Gonzalez, Mariachi Instructor
John Mallon, Band Director


United Middle School
Department
700 East Del Mar Boulevard
Laredo, TX 78041
(956) 717-6312; (956) 717-6331
gyg[at]SPAMAWAYuisd.net
Gracie Gonzales


United South High School • Mariachi Perla Del Sur
Band Department
4001 Avda Los Presidentes
Laredo, TX 78043
(956) 721-5600; (956) 726-6451
Fax (956) 726-6486
Carlos Gil, Band Director / Mariachi Coordinator

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1996
Full-time teachers: 1
Part-time teachers:
Number of students: 21
12 male; 9 female
Number of mariachi students by year:
2000-; 1999-; 1998-21; 1997-16; 1996-14; 1995-16

Is course credit the same? yes
Mariachi class counts as one credit towards graduation.

Public performances? yes
We perform at civic organizations such as LULAC/City Women's Club and at old-folks homes/orphanages.

Do you compete? yes
We compete in the Medium Ensemble division at UIL. This category is flexible enough in my opinion.

Perform at school events? no

Suppliers include: Alfonso C. Morales Cuellar, McAllen
Casa Rojas, Fabricante; Peru No. 3445; and Nuevo Laredo, Tamps, Mexico

Repertoire: Composers: Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Juan Gabriel, Cuco Sanchez, Vincente Fernandez. I make it a personal hobby to arrange 95 percent of our songs.


McAllen High School
Music Department
2021 LaVista
McAllen, TX 78501
(956) 632-8763 ; (956) 632-3100
Jose Rodriguez, Mariachi Instructor


McAllen Memorial High School
Department
101 Hackberry
McAllen, TX 78501
(956) 632-5297
Priscilla Sosa, Mariachi Instructor


Rowe High School
Music Department
2000 North 23rd
McAllen, TX 78501
(956) 971-4444; (956) 632-5100
Priscilla Sosa, Mariachi Instructor


South Texas Community College
Department
3201 West Pecan
McAllen, TX 78501
(956) 971-3735; Fax (956) 688-2332
rabel[at]SPAMAWAYstcc.cc.tx.us
Richard (Rick) L. Abel, Ed. D., Department Chair
Ann McKinney, Mariachi Instructor


Mercedes High School
Music, Mariachi Nuevo Sendero Department
1200 South Florida
Mercedes, TX 78570
(956) 514-2100; Fax (956) 514-2111
Rene Guzman, Band Director
Edmundo Del Campo, Orchestra Director


Mission High School
Music Department
1802 Cleo Dawson
Mission, TX 78572
(956) 580-5740; Fax (956) 580-5740
Manuel Rodriguez, Mariachi Director
Mark Watt, Band Director


Academy at Ector • Ector Junior High Mariachi
Music Department
809 West Clements
Odessa, TX 79761
(915) 334-5269; Fax (915) 337-3472
Johnny Saldivar, Music / Mariachi Teacher
Jim Caddell, Orchestra / Mariachi Teacher
Mr. Patterson, Band Director

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1976
Full-time teachers: 2
Part-time teachers:
Number of students: 30
3 male; 27 female
Number of mariachi students by year:
2000-; 1999-; 1998-30; 1997-30; 1996-27; 1995-

Is course credit the same? yes
Mariachi was started in 1976, but was discontinued until August 1998. Currently course credit is awarded for Mariachi.

Public performances? yes
We perform at church festivals, malls and company banquets.

Do you compete? no

Perform at school events? no

Suppliers include: Caldwell Music, Odessa
Caldwell Music, Odessa

Repertoire: Composers: John Vela.


Academy at Ector • Odessa Harp Ensemble • Ector Junior High Mariachi
Music Department
809 West Clements
Odessa, TX 79761
(915) 334-5269; Fax (915) 337-3472
Rebecca Phillips, Magnet Director
Mr. Patterson, Band Director

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1976
Full-time teachers: 2
Part-time teachers:
Number of students: 30
3 male; 27 female
Number of mariachi students by year:
2000-; 1999-; 1998-30; 1997-30; 1996-27; 1995-

Is course credit the same? yes
Mariachi was started in 1976, but was discontinued until August 1998. Currently course credit is awarded for Mariachi.

Public performances? yes
We perform at church festivals, malls and company banquets.

Do you compete? no

Perform at school events? no

Suppliers include: Caldwell Music, Odessa
Caldwell Music, Odessa

Repertoire: Composers: John Vela.


Odessa • Ector County Independent School District
Music Department
P.O. Box 3912
Odessa, TX 79760
(915) 334-7179; (432) 334-5269
Fax (915) 334-8804
cnail[at]SPAMAWAYnetwestonline.com
Charles E. Nail, Director of Music Education


Odessa High School
Department
1301 North Dotsy
Odessa, TX 79763
(432) 337-6655
Alberto Madrid, Mariachi Director


Orange Grove High School
Band Department
P.O. Box 534
Orange Grove, TX 78372
(361) 384-2330 ext. 509; Fax (361) 384-3085
Eric Winterbottom, Mariachi Instructor
Eric Winterbottom, Band Director


Pecos High School
Band Department
P.O. Box 869
Pecos, TX 79772
(915) 447-7222; Fax (915) 447-9055
Ms. Eloisa Gomez, Mariachi Instructor
William Goff, Band Director


La Joya Ninth Grade
Music Department
P. O. Box 617
Penitas, TX 78576
(956) 580-5905
Oscar Cuellar, Mariachi Instructor
Roger Duran and Javier Cantu, Band Directors
Marvin Eagle, Orchestra Director


PSJA North High School
Band Department
500 East Nolana
Pharr, TX 78577
(956) 783-3310; (956) 783-3397
Albert Garcia, Mariachi Instructor
Eddie Echeverria, Band Instructor
John Taylor, Band Director


Valley View High School • Los Tigres del Valle
Band Department
Route 1, Box 122
Pharr, TX 78577
(956) 843-9222; Fax (956) 843-9368
Juan Vasquez, Mariachi Director
Joe Espinosa, Band Director

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1999
Full-time teachers: 1
Part-time teachers:
Number of students: 50
17 male; 33 female

Is course credit the same? yes.no
The Mariachi Class only gets 1/2 of the credit.

Public performances? no
We only preform for school functions and celebrations.

Do you compete? yes
We compete in the UIL Medium Ensemble and at Mariachi festivals. I prefer to have the Mariachi in a separate category.

Perform at school events? yes

Suppliers include: Mexico; Casa Del Folklore, McAllen
Melhart Music, McAllen

Repertoire: Songs: Amor Eterno, Los Laureles, La Negra, El Rey, and Volver, Volver. Composers: Juan Gabriel, Fernando Z. Maldonado, Silvestre Vargas, Jose Alfredo Jimenez.


Valley View Junior High School • Los Tigres del Valle
Band Department
Route 1, Box 122
Pharr, TX 78577
(956) 843-2452; Fax (956) 843-9368
Juan Vasquez, Mariachi Director
Joe Espinosa, Band Director

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1999
Full-time teachers: 1
Part-time teachers:
Number of students: 50
17 male; 33 female

Is course credit the same? no
The Mariachi Class only gets 1/2 of the credit.

Public performances? no
We only preform for school functions and celebrations.

Do you compete? yes
We compete in the UIL Medium Ensemble and at Mariachi festivals. I prefer to have the Mariachi in a separate category

Perform at school events? yes

Suppliers include: Mexico and Casa Del Folklore in McAllen
Melhart Music, McAllen

Repertoire: Songs: Amor Eterno, Los Laureles, La Negra, El Rey, and Volver, Volver. Composers: Juan Gabriel, Fernando Z. Maldonado, Silvestre Vargas, Jose Alfredo Jimenez.


Port Isabel High School • Mariachi Plata
Band Department
18001 Highway 100
Port Isabel, TX 78578
(956) 943-0050; Fax (956) 943-0048
Obed Salas, Mariachi Director -
Scott Hartsfield, Band Director


Premont High School / Junior High • Premont High School Mariachi
Band Department
P.O. Drawer B
Premont, TX 78375
(361) 348-3587; Fax (361) 348-2914
Joe Soliz, Band Director / Mariachi Instructor
Joe Ely Carrales, Assistant Instructor

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1988
Full-time teachers: 0
Part-time teachers: 1
Number of students: 25
6 male; 19 female
Number of mariachi students by year:
2000-; 1999-; 1998-25; 1997-25; 1996-24; 1995-20

Is course credit the same? no.yes
Mariachi has the same academic weight as band, but is extracurricular because students do not have space for any more electives. Each group practices two afternoons a week for about 1.5 hours.

Public performances? yes
We perform at fiestas, Cinco de Mayo, parades, community gatherings and on Domingo the TV show.

Do you compete? yes
Competitions include the Solo and Ensemble Contest at A&M Kingsville University, Medium ensemble division. We would like to see Maraichi as a separate category in the Division I class which could advance to state competitions

Perform at school events? yes
Parents night during football season.

Suppliers include: South Texas Music Mart, Corpus Christi; Goestch Music, Kingsville; Lalo's Music and Mariachi Unllimited, Alice; Mariachi Connection, San Antonio; Hermes Music, McAllen
South Texas Music Mart, Corpus Christi; Goestch Music, Kingsville; Lalo's Music and Mariachi Unllimited, Alice; Mariachi Connection, San Antonio; Hermes Music, McAllen

Repertoire: Songs: Los Laureles, Y Andale, Las Altenitas, Amor Eterno, and Volver, Volver.

Additional information: Every year we have to adjust our schedule because over half of our Mariachi is involved in athletics, UIL, or they work. But, the community has embraced our program and are tremendous supporters.

Presidio High School • Presidio High School Mariachi
Band Department
P.O. Box 1401
Presidio, TX 79845
(915) 229-3365; Fax (915) 229-4625
jwferg[at]SPAMAWAYhotmail.com
José Gutierrez, Mariachi Instructor
John Ferguson, Band Director
Lucy Ferguson, Assistant Band Director

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1999
Full-time teachers: 1
Part-time teachers: 0
Number of students: 32
14 male; 18 female
Number of mariachi students by year:
2000-; 1999-; 1998-32; 1997-; 1996-; 1995-

Is course credit the same? yes
Credit is given as "Applied Music"
Public performances? yes
We perform at local colleges and local historic sites.
Do you compete? no

Perform at school events? yes
We perform at the homecoming ceremony.
Suppliers include: Mexico

Repertoire: Songs: La Cucaracha, Las Mañanitas, La Jesusita, Entre Tu Amor y Yo, El Mariachi Loco


Rio Grande City High School • Mariachi Cascabel
Music Department / Mariachi Department Department
Fort Ringgold, Rio Grande City, Attention: Mariachi Department
Rio Grande City, TX 78582
(956) 488-6005 ; (956) 488-6053
Fax (956) 488-6028
riotreble[at]SPAMAWAYhotmail.com
Alfonso C. Rubio III, Mariachi Instructor
Rogerio Olivarez, Band Director

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1994
Full-time teachers: 2
Part-time teachers: 0
Number of students: 100
65 male; 35 female
Number of mariachi students by year:
2000-; 1999-; 1998-100; 1997-; 1996-; 1995-

Is course credit the same? yes
We have four beginning classes which include two each of violin and guitar. There are two Mariachi classes.

Public performances? yes
We have performed at a local nursing home, city functions and border patrol functions.
Do you compete? yes
We have competed at UIL Solo and Ensemble and mariachi festivals such as McAllen I.S.D Mariachi Festival. The category Medium Ensemble is not adequate for this type of music.

Perform at school events? yes
We have performed at pep rallies and football games.

Suppliers include: Melhart's Music; H&H Music; the Mariachi Connection. This school district provides all instruments and uniforms as well as all supplies. This mariachi department is provided with an adequate operating budget.
Melhart's Music and H&H Music

Repertoire: Songs: La Negra, El Rey, Las Mañanitas, Cielito Lindo, and Volver, Volver. I arrange and compose as well as transcribe.


Robstown High School
Band Department
609 Hwy 44
Robstown, TX 78380
(361) 387-5999, ext. 2278
Charlie Cabrera, Band Director


Roma High School • Mariachi Nuevo Santander
Music Department Department
P.O. Box 187
Roma, TX 78584
(956) 849-1333; (956) 849-2440 (bh)
Fax (956) 849-2655
Yamil Yunes, Mariachi Instructor


Edison Junior High
Band Department
218 North Oakes Street
San Angelo, TX 76903
victor.naranjo[at]SPAMAWAYsaisd.org
Dr. Victor Naranjo, Mariachi Director


San Angelo Central High School
Department
100 Cottonwood Street
San Angelo, TX 76901-3414
(325) 659-3400.
Victor.Naranjo[at]SPAMAWAYsaisd.org
Dr. Victor Naranjo, Mariachi Instructor

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1997
Full-time teachers: 1
Part-time teachers: 2
Number of students: 72
45 male; 27 female

Is course credit the same? yes
Mariachi is listed as an ensemble class in the student catalog

Public performances? yes
Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, Association of Hispanic Leaders Luncheon, Fort Concho Festival, Cinco De Mayo Festival

Do you compete?
Our groups compete at Mariachi workshops, but not UIL or TBA. We would prefer as separate Mariachi category.

Perform at school events? no

Suppliers include: Caldwell, Brook Mays, San Antonio Mariachi Connection,
Sue Schneider in San Angelo (325) 655-7873

Repertoire: Arrangements by Rene Benavides, John Vela, Juan Ortiz, Vargas Publications, G&G Productions, personal and student arrangements.


Jones Middle School Mariachi
Mariachi Department
1256 Pinn Rd.
San Antonio 78227
(210) 397-2052
nicqueontiveros[at]SPAMAWAYnisd.net
Nicque Ontiveros
Richelle Molina, Head Band Director
Collin Corrington, Assistant Band Director


Ross Middle School
Mariachi Rebelde Department
3630 Callaghan Rd.
San Antonio 78228
(210) 397-6350; Fax (210) 431-6383
aaronrios[at]SPAMAWAYnisd.net
Aaron Rios, Mariachi Instructor
Bethany Hirota, Head Band Director
Robert Delgado, Asst. Band Director


Brackenridge High School • Mariachi Aguila de Brackenridge
Band Department
400 Eagleland Drive
San Antonio, TX 78210
(210) 533-8144; Fax (210) 534-9770
John Nieto, Mariachi Instructor
Larry Zoller, Band Director
Katherine Wagner, Orchestra Director


Edison High School
Band Department
701 Santa Monica
San Antonio, TX 78214
(210) 733-9147
Ruth Vera, Mariachi Instructor
Louis Ramero, Band Director


Fox Tech High School
Band Department
637 North Main Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 226-5103; Fax (210) 224-8792
David Zamarripa, Mariachi Instructor
Nancy York, Principal


Harlandale High School
Band Department
114 East Gerald
San Antonio, TX 78214
(210) 977-1300
Raul Rodriguez, Band Director


Harlandale ISD
Fine Arts Department
102 Genevieve
San Antonio, TX 78214
(210) 921-4434
rachel.sakai[at]SPAMAWAYharlandale.net
Rachel Sakai


Highlands High School
Band Department
3118 Elgin
San Antonio, TX 78210
(210) 333-0421; (210) 337-2567
David Silva, Mariachi Instructor
Paul Conor, Band Director
Cynthia Mueller, Orchestra Director


Holmes High School Mariachi Oro • Mariachi Alma del Pueblo (Soul of the People)
Band Department
6500 Ingram Road
San Antonio, TX 78238
(210) 397-7059; Fax (210) 706-7030
aaronrios[at]SPAMAWAYnisd.net
Aaron Rios, Mariachi Instructor
David Eckert, Band Director
Danny Lugo, Asst Band Director

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1996
Full-time teachers: 0
Part-time teachers: 1
Number of students: 16
9 male; 7 female

Is course credit the same? no
No credit is offered. The group meets twice a week after school for 2 hours and is part of the Hispanic Cultural Arts Club.

Public performances? yes
We perform throughout the community at elementary schools, several library branches and private functions.

Do you compete? no
We have not yet competed.

Perform at school events? no

Suppliers include: Mariachi Conection, Alamo Music and H&H Music in San Antonio
Alamo Music, San Antonio

Repertoire: Songs: Las Mañanitas, El Rey, Perfidia, Las Golondrinas, Los Laureles. Composers: Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Jose Lopez


Irving Middle School
Music Department
1300 Delgado Street
San Antonio, TX 78207
(210) 734-2937; Fax (210) 734-0941
Miguel San Miguel, Mariachi Instructor


Jefferson High School
Band Department
723 Donaldson Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78201
(210) 736-1981
Roy Quintero, Mariachi Instructor


John Jay High School
Mariachi Jalsico Department
7611 Marbach Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78227
(210) 397-2700
Nicque Ontiveros, Mariachi Instructor
Frank Foster, Head Band Director
Frank Lozano, Assistant Band Director


Lanier High School • Sidney Lanier High School Mariachi
Band Department
1514 West Durango
San Antonio, TX 78207
(210) 223-2926
Miguel Guzman, Mariachi Instructor
Luis R. Segovia
Antonio Esquivel

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1983
Full-time teachers: 1
Part-time teachers: 0
Number of students: 117
63 male; 54 female
Number of mariachi students by year:
2000-; 1999-; 1998-117; 1997-117; 1996-90; 1995-80

Is course credit the same? yes

Public performances? yes
We perform at school related activities and community functions only.

Do you compete? yes
I would prefer for the Mariachi to have a separate category.

Perform at school events? yes
We play during pregame and half-time shows at football games and pep-rallies.

Suppliers include: The Mariachi Connection and the Strad Shop, San Antonio
The Mariachi Connection and the Strad Shop, San Antonio

Repertoire: Songs: La Negra, La Bikina, Las Mañanitas, Cielito Lindo, and Volver, Volver. Composers: Vargas, Fuentes. I arrange several pieces.


Longfellow Middle School
Department
1130 East Sunshine
San Antonio, TX 78228
(210) 433-0311
Juan Ledezma, Mariachi Instructor


McAuliffe Junior High School • Mariachi Media Luna
Department
9390 Southwest Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78242
(210) 623-7700; Fax (210) 623-4124
Noe Sanchez, Mariachi Instructor

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1994
Full-time teachers: 1
Part-time teachers: 0
Number of students: 60
30 male; 30 female
Number of mariachi students by year:
2000-; 1999-; 1998-60; 1997-60; 1996-115; 1995-90

Is course credit the same? yes
Course credit is the same as band, orchestra, and choir.

Public performances? yes
We perform for good causes (i.e. Board associations, etc.), but not for weddings or parties.

Do you compete? yes
We perform at Mariachi conferences. The February conference in Killeen is the only conference we know of that has concert and sight reading on the UIL level. We do not perform at at UIL. Mariachi should be a separate category because judges are not qualified.

Perform at school events? yes
We perform at homecoming and pep rallies.

Suppliers include: The Mariachi Connection, Southside Music and Antonio Strad Violins in San Antonio
The Mariachi Connection, Southside Music and Antonio Strad Violins in San Antonio

Repertoire: Composers: John Vela, Dr. William Gradante, Rene Benavides, Laura Sobrino, Marla Browning, Noe Sanchez.

Additional information: We are affiliated with the Association of Mariachi Educators. We are interested in information on Mariachi conferences and universities with Mariachiprograms.


McNair Sixth Grade Campus
Department
11914 Dragon Lane
San Antonio, TX 78252
(210) 622-3494; Fax (210) 622-9946
Noe Sanchez, Mariachi Instructor

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 2001
Full-time teachers: 1
Part-time teachers: 0
Number of students: 60
male; female
Number of mariachi students by year:
2000-; 1999-; 1998-; 1997-; 1996-; 1995-

Is course credit the same? yes
Course credit is the same as band, orchestra, and choir.

Public performances? yes
We perform for good causes (i.e. Board associations, etc.), but not for weddings or parties.

Do you compete? yes
We perform at Mariachi conferences. The February conference in Killeen is the only conference we know of that has concert and sight reading on the UIL level. We do not perform at at UIL. Mariachi should be a separate category because judges are not qualified.

Perform at school events? yes
We perform at homecoming and pep rallies.

Suppliers include: The Mariachi Connection, Southside Music and Antonio Strad Violins in San Antonio
The Mariachi Connection, Southside Music and Antonio Strad Violins in San Antonio

Repertoire: Composers: John Vela, Dr. William Gradante, Rene Benavides, Laura Sobrino, Marla Browning, Noe Sanchez.

Additional information: We are affiliated with the Association of Mariachi Educators. We are interested in information on Mariachi conferences and universities with Mariachi programs.



Our Lady of the Lake University Department of Music - Concentration in Mariachi Studies
411 Southwest 24th Street
San Antonio, TX 78207-4689
(210) 434-6711 ext. 2247; (210) 434-6711
edyer[at]SPAMAWAYlake.ollusa.edu
Dr. Elizabeth Dyer, Head of Music
Jose Torres, Mariachi Instructor
Miguel Guzman, Mariachi Instructor
Eddie Perales, Mariachi Instructor

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1980
Part-time teachers: 3
Number of students: 40
20 male; 20 female

Is course credit the same? yes
Mariachi ensembles count as an elective credit for non-majors/minors and fulfills an ensemble credit for music majors and minors.

Public performances? yes
OLLUtlan Mariachi chiefly performs offcampus; the other mariachi ensembles perform chiefly on campus.

Do you compete? yes
At mariachi festivals.

Perform at school events? yes
OLLUtlan Mariachi and Mariachi de los Santos perform at university events.

Suppliers include: The Mariachi Connection, Southside Music and Antonio Strad Violins in San Antonio
The Mariachi Connection, San Antonio

Repertoire: All standard repertoire and contemporary repertoir.

Additional information: OLLUtlan Mariachi performs approximately 10 times per semester for community events; student members are paid for these performances. The ensembles are tied to an optional concentration for music majors in Mariachi Studies.


Palo Alto Community College
Mariachi Palomino Department
1400 West Villaret
San Antonio, TX 78224
(210) 921-5104; (210) 921-5000
jortiz[at]SPAMAWAYmail.accd.edu
Juan Ortiz, Mariachi Instructor


Poe Middle School
Department
814 Aransas Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78210
(210) 534-6331
Javier Rubio, Mariachi Instructor


Rhodes Middle School
Department
3000 Tampico
San Antonio, TX 78207
(210) 433-5092
Carlos Reyes, Mariachi Instructor


Rhodes Middle School
Mariachi Department
3000 Tampico Street
San Antonio, TX 78207
(210) 433-5092; (210) 433-7299
Jose Ledesma, Mariachi Instructor


St. Gregory the Great School
Department
700 Dewhurst Road
San Antonio, TX 78213
(210) 342-0281
Darrell Talamatec, Band Instructor
Martie Kokotajlo, Band Instructor
Martha Gomez, Principal


Scobee Junior High • Formerly McAuliffe Middle School
Department
10675 Marbach Road
San Antonio, TX 78245
(210) 679-5523; Fax (210) 679-5526
Mariachi Instructor

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 2001
Full-time teachers:
Part-time teachers:
Number of students:
male; female

Is course credit the same? yes
One half of the students will attend Scobee Junior High and one half will attend McNair Sixth Grade Campus.

Public performances? yes
We perform for good causes (i.e. Board associations, etc.), but not for weddings or parties.

Do you compete? yes
We perform at Mariachi conferences. The February conference in Killeen is the only conference we know of that has concert and sight reading on the UIL level. We do not perform at at UIL. Mariachi should be a separate category because judges are not qualified.

Perform at school events? yes
We perform at homecoming and pep rallies.

Suppliers include: The Mariachi Connection, Southside Music and Antonio Strad Violins in San Antonio
The Mariachi Connection, Southside Music and Antonio Strad Violins in San Antonio

Repertoire:

Additional information: We are affiliated with the Association of Mariachi Educators. We are interested in information on Mariachi conferences and universities with Mariachi programs.



South San Antonio High School
Band Department
2515 Navajo
San Antonio, TX 78224
(210) 977-7400
Bob Stevens, Band Director
Pete Moreno, Mariachi Instructor


Southwest High School • Mariachi Melodias de Mexico
Band Department
11960 Robert Glenn
San Antonio, TX 78252-2647
(210) 622-3401 school; (210) 622-3477 band hall
Fax (210) 622-3095
Eddie Perales, Mariachi Instructor (210) 647-0952
Richard Florez, Band Director

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1996
Full-time teachers: 1
Part-time teachers: 1
Number of students: 60
30 male; 30 female
Number of mariachi students by year:
2000-; 1999-; 1998-60; 1997-60; 1996-50; 1995-40

Is course credit the same? yes
Course credit is the same as band, orchestra, and choir.

Public performances? yes
We perform for good causes (i.e. Board associations, etc.), but not for weddings or parties.

Do you compete? yes
We perform at Mariachi conferences. The February conference in Killeen is the only conference we know of that has concert and sight reading on the UIL level. We do not perform at at UIL. Mariachi should be a separate category because judges are not qualified.

Perform at school events? yes
We perform at homecoming and pep rallies.

Suppliers include: The Mariachi Connection, Southside Music and Antonio Strad Violins in San Antonio
The Mariachi Connection, Southside Music and Antonio Strad Violins in San Antonio

Repertoire: Composers: John Vela, Dr. William Gradante, Rene Benavides, Laura Sobrino, Marla Browning, Noe Sanchez.

Additional information: We are affiliated with the Association of Mariachi Educators. We are interested in information on Mariachi conferences and universities with Mariachi programs.



St. Mary's University
Mariachi Santa Maria Department
One Camino Santa Maria
San Antonio, TX 78228-8503
(210) 436-3862
fvilla1[at]SPAMAWAYstmarytx.edu
Francisco Antonio Villa


Tafolla Middle School
Mariachi Department
1303 West Durango
San Antonio, TX 78207
(210) 227-3383; Fax (210) 227-7044
Gene Rivera, Mariachi Instructor
Sylivia, Lopez, Principal


Mark Twain Middle School
Mariachi Department
2411 San Pedro Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 732-4641; Fax (210) 738-0518
Monica C. Garcia, Principal


University of Texas at San Antonio • Division of Music
Department
6900 North Loop 1604 West
San Antonio, TX 78249-0645
(210) 458-4354; (210) 458-4011
Fax (210) 458-4381
Dr. Eugene Dowdy, Division Director
Dr. Alan Craven, Dean
Noe Sanchez, Mariachi Instructor


University of the Incarnate Word • Department of Music
Department
4301 Broadway, Box 67
San Antonio, TX 78209-6397
(210) 829-3858; (210) 829-6000
Fax (210) 829-3880
bussinea[at]SPAMAWAYuniverse.uiwtx.edu
Deborah Bussineau-King, Director of Music
Dr. Gilberto Hinojosa, Dean of College of Arts and Sciences


San Benito High School
Band Department
450 South Williams Road
San Benito, TX 78586
(956) 361-6460
Albert Salazar, Mariachi Instructor
Albert Salazar, Band Director

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1997
Full-time teachers:
Part-time teachers: money for 2
Number of students: 20
15 male; 5 female
Number of mariachi students by year:
2000-; 1999-; 1998-20; 1997-20; 1996-18; 1995-12

Is course credit the same? yes

Public performances? yes
We perform at store openings and Mariachi festivals.

Do you compete? yes
We compete at Solo/Ensemble. Our group made up the Texas Bandmasters Association All Valley Mariachi group which performed at TBA this summer.

Perform at school events? no

Suppliers include: We supply the instuments and supplies.


San Diego High School • Mariachi Azul y Oro • B. Jaime Jr. Mariachi
Band Department
609 Labbe
San Diego, TX 78384
(361) 279-3382 ext. 2340; Fax (361) 279-3387
jvela58[at]SPAMAWAYyahoo.com
John Vela, Band Director / Mariachi Director

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: Spring 2001
Full-time teachers:
Part-time teachers:
Number of students: 20
6 male; 14 female

Is course credit the same? no
after school and summer sessions only

Public performances? yes
Civic functions, local senior citizen centers, community events

Do you compete? yes
Invitational Festivals - non-Varsity.Thinks Med. Ens. division at UIL needs to be modified to accomidate varied instrumentation

Perform at school events? no
not yet

Suppliers include: School provided.Southwest Strings -Tucson, AZ
So. TX Music Mart - Corpus Christi

Repertoire: "Los Laureles" - Gilberto Parra, "El Rey" - Jose A. Jimenez, "Volver,Volver" - Francisco Z. Maldonado, "Noche Azul" - John Vela, "Las Mañanitas" - arr. J Vela.(yes)

Additional information: e-mail for list of resources



San Isidro School
Band Department
P.O. Box 10
San Isidro, TX 78588
(956) 481-3311
Harold Rademacher, Band Director / Mariachi Instructor


PSJA High School • P. S. J. A. "Mighty Bear Mariachi"
Music Department
1229 South I Road
San Juan, TX 78589
(956) 783-2200; (956) 783-2257
Fax (956) 783-2293
bsal1953[at]SPAMAWAYaol.com
Mr. Basilio F. Saldaña, Mariachi Instructor / Band Director

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1988
Full-time teachers: 0
Part-time teachers: 1
Number of students: 24
6 male; 18 female
Number of mariachi students by year:
2000-; 1999-; 1998-24; 1997-24; 1996-24; 1995-24

Is course credit the same? yes
Mariachi is an elective.

Public performances? yes
We perform at business grand openings, retirement homes, R.V. places, for Congressmen, at parades, in local competitions, and at local stores.

Do you compete? yes
We compete at Mariachi competitions, in local competitions and in the Medium Ensemble and Experimental Ensemble division at UIL.

Perform at school events? yes
We perform at football games..

Suppliers include: Melhart's Music Company, McAllen. Our uniforms are bought in Reynosa, Mexico. Our school purchases 95% of instruments and supplies.
Melhart's Music Company, McAllen

Repertoire: Composers: Mariachi Vargas, Juan Gabriel, Vicente Fernandez, Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Roberto Cantoral, Lola Beltran.

Additional information: Our students perform 15-30 times each school year.



San Marcos High School • Mariachi Cascabel
Department
1301 State Highway 123
San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 393-6846; (512) 393-6800
Fax (512) 392-8927
Johnny Martinez, Mariachi Instructor

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1998
Full-time teachers:
Part-time teachers: 1
Number of students: 20
9 male; 11 female
Number of mariachi students by year:
2000-; 1999-; 1998-20; 1997-20; 1996-12; 1995-

Is course credit the same? no
Mariachi received local credit only.

Public performances? yes

Do you compete? no

Perform at school events? no

Suppliers include: Mexico
Austin

Repertoire: Composers: John Vela, Rene Benavidez, Johnny Martinez


San Marcos Mariachi Academy
Mariachi Department
P.O. Box 894
San Marcos, TX 78667
(512) 353-2007
mariachiacademy[at]SPAMAWAYyahoo.com
Frank DeLeon., Mariachi Instructor


Texas State University-San Marcos • School of Music
Music Department
Southwest Texas State Univ. 601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 245-2651; Fax (512) 245-8181
music[at]SPAMAWAYtxstate.edu
Dr. Joe Stuessy, Director
Dr. Richard Cheatham, Dean, College of Fine Arts and Communication
John Lopez, Mariachi Director


Somerset High School
Band Department
P.O. Box 279
Somerset, TX 78069-0279
(210) 622-9165
Noe Sanchez, Mariachi Instructor
Gilbert Iruetas, Band Director


Uvalde High School • Mariachi Los Coyotes
Band Department
P.O. Box 1909
Uvalde, TX 78802
(830) 591-2950
Jorge Vargas, Mariachi Instructor
Jeff Motinsen, Band Director

Mariachi Program Profile
First offered: 1999
Full-time teachers: 1
Part-time teachers: 0
Number of students: 18
10 male; 8 female
Number of mariachi students by year:
2000-; 1999-; 1998-18; 1997-15; 1996-; 1995-

Is course credit the same? no
We meet after school twice a week, but receive no course credit.

Public performances? no
We have not performed outside school as of yet.

Do you compete? yes
Competitions we attend include UIL and Mariachi festivals.

Perform at school events? no

Suppliers include: The Mariachi Connection, San Antonio

Repertoire: Songs: Las Mañanitas, La Negra, El Cascabel.


Uvalde Junior High School
Department
615 Studer Street
Uvalde, TX 78801
(830) 591-2980; Fax (830) 591-2975
Bruce Dunfee
Kenneth Mueller, Principal
Norma Carranza, Assistant Principal


Memorial High School
Mariachi (at Senior Campus) Department
1110 Sam Houston Drive
Victoria, TX 77901
(361) 788-9731; (361) 788-9730
robert.rodriguez[at]SPAMAWAYvisd.com
Robert Rodriguez, Mariachi Instructor
Don Schuelke, Principal


Patti Welder Magnet Middle School
Mariachi Department
1500 East North Street
Victoria, TX 77901
(361) 575-4553; Fax (361) 788-9629
gabby.cardenas[at]SPAMAWAYvisd.com
Robert Rodriguez, Mariachi Instructor


Victoria College
Mariachi Department
2200 East Red River
Victoria, TX 77901
(361) 582_2573; (361) 573-3291
Fax 361.582.2512
cary.voss[at]SPAMAWAYvictoriacollege.edu
Cary Voss, Department Coordinator of Fine Arts


University High School
Mariachi Troyanos Department
2600 Bagby Avenue Waco
Waco, TX 76711
(254) 756-1843; Fax (254) 750-3709
Archie Hatten IV, Mariachi Instructor
Nolan Correa, Principal


Weslaco High School
Music Department
1005 West Pike
Weslaco, TX 78796
(956) 969-6700
Guadalupe Cardenas, Mariachi Instructor
David Isidoro, Band Director
David Isidoro, Ochestra Director


Ysleta Independent School District
Music Department
9600 Sims
Ysleta, TX 79925
(915) 595-5500; Fax (915) 595-6258
Nick Pike, Director of Fine Arts


Zapata High School • Mariachi Halcon
Band Department
P.O. Box 9750
Zapata, TX 78076
(956) 765-0280 ex. 3512; Fax (956) 765-0274
Adrian Padilla, Mariachi Director


Zapata Junior High School
Department
P.O. Box 158
Zapata, TX 78076
(956) 765-6546;
Oscar Martinez, Mariachi Director


Zapata Middle School
Mariachi Department
Box 3636
Zapata, TX 78076
(956) 765-6542
Oscar Martinez, Mariachi Instructor