Coastal Bend College hosts Dia Del Mariachi in Alice

 On Saturday April 17, Alice, Texas will host the largest Mariachi competition venue in the state of Texas. Coastal Bend College and Alice Independent School District host the 8th Annual Dia Del MariachiTM with over 40 groups and over 800 mariachi students competing in high school and middle school divisions. Vocal, Middle School Group and High School Group competitions begin at 8:30 a.m. at Alice High School. The public is invited to attend and to listen to some of the Texas’ finest young mariachi ensembles. Admission is $2 per person. 

 The Saturday evening concert features the Overall Winners from the day’s competition. The number one university Mariachi in the nation, Mariachi  Juvenil UTPA, will also perform. Mariachi Los Arrieros del Valle, recognized as the best professional performing mariachi in Texas, will headline the Mariachi Showcase. Concert tickets are available at Coastal Bend College, 704 Coyote Trail, in Alice for the general public.  Tickets are $10 for adults and and $5 for children. They can be purchased in advance or at the door for the same price. Mariachi Showcase starts at 6:30 p.m.

 Eighth Annual Día Del MariachiTM

Competition Schedule

 Falfurrias High School >>>>>8:40 – 8:49  a.m.

Mathis High School >>>>>8:55 – 9:04  a.m.

Mission: Veterans Memorial High School >>>>>9:09 – 9:18  a.m.

Laredo: Martin High School >>>>>9:24 – 9:33  a.m


High School Judges Break    >>>>>9:35 to 9:55 a.m.

Roma High School >>>>>10:00 – 10:09 a.m.

San Antonio: Southwest High School >>>>>10:13 – 10:22 a.m.

San Antonio: South San High School >>>>>10:26 – 10:35 a.m.

Beeville: A. C. Jones High School >>>>>10:39 – 10:48 a.m.

TBA  >>>>>10:52 – 11:01 a.m.

Somerset High School >>>>>11:05 – 11:14 a.m.

Edinburg: Johnny Economedes High School >>>>>11:18 – 11:27 a.m.

Valley View High School >>>>>11:31 – 11:40 a.m.


High School Judges Lunch Break >>>>>11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Victoria Memorial High School >>>>>12:46 –  12:55 p.m.

Laredo United High School >>>>>12:59 –   1:08 p.m.

San Antonio: Jefferson High School >>>>>1:12 —   1:20 p.m.

Rio Grande City High School >>>>>1:24 —   1:33 p.m.

Hebbronville High School >>>>>1:37 —   1:46 p.m.

Kingsville: H. M. King High School >>>>>1:50 —   1:59 p.m.

Zapata High School >>>>>2:03 —   2:12 p.m.

Laredo United South High School >>>>>2:16 —   2:25 p.m.

Hidalgo Early College High School >>>>>2:29 —   2:38 p.m.

TBA >>>>>2:42 —   2:51 p.m.

 For more information, contact J.J. Sanchez at (361) 664-2981 Ext. 3042 or or visit the website at


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