Orchestra and mariachi students earn top honors at contest

The Mariachi Vikingos received a division one and qualified for state for the third year in a row at UT Rio Grande on Feb. 22. Individual orchestra members also placed: Abby Terry performed a Class One viola solo and received a Division 1 Evelyn Mayo performed a class three viola solo and received a Division […]

Mariachi group plays their way into the hearts of students, community members

From a bolero romantic serenade with a soft touch, to huapango which uses a lot of falsetto, to son jalisiense which involves an aggressive style of vocalization, mariachi music fits many different settings and captures an audience hungry for rhythm and entertainment. Orchestra teacher John Lemons started a mariachi group this year after a meeting […]