Mariachi Extravaganza Conference Includes Workshop and Concerts
Nearly 200 Sweetwater mariachi students will be trained by Jose Hernandez, leader of the famous mariachi group, "Sol de Mexico" at the Mariachi Extravaganza conference. The conference is produced by the district's Visual and Performing Arts Department.
Students will be in engaged in two days of intensive instruction from Mr. Hernandez and the exceptional musicians from his ensemble in playing mariachi with correct style and energy. "Our district has a very popular and well-known mariachi program taught by wonderful mariachi teachers, and this conference is an opportunity for our students to further their training by learning from world-class musicians," says Russ Sperling, Director of Visual and Performing Arts for the school district.
The Mariachi Extravaganza will culminate in three major concerts that are all open to the public. The first is a Student Showcase composed of all student participants on Saturday, June 9 at 6:00 p.m in the Jack Tygett Performing Arts Center at Chula Vista High School. Admission is $5.00.
The exciting conference finish will be a concert by Jose Hernandez and "Sol de Mexico," with the top two student mariachi bands opening the show. There will be two shows on Sunday, June 10, one at 1:00 p.m. ($15.00 admission) and one at 5:00 p.m. ($20.00 admission), both at the Jack Tygett Performing Arts Center at Chula Vista High School.
Photo, video and interview opportunities are available upon request.
More information is available here: http://sweetwatermariachi.org/