South Texas school mariachis showcased during competition, concert

Dia Del Mariachi 2010

Valley View High School Varsity: Mariachi Nueva Era

 More than 850 middle and high school students converged at Alice High School to celebrate mariachi musicality last Saturday (April 17). Coastal Bend College’s 8th Annual Día Del MariachiTM Vocal and Group Competition attracted middle school, junior varsity and varsity school competitors in many aspects of mariachi music. The judged event showcased the talents of 41 youth mariachis and 37 individual vocalist competitors.

 Rio Grande City High School Mariachi Cascabel (Div I 5A) won Best Overall Dia Del Mariachi Group. Valley View High School (Pharr) Mariachi Nueva Era (Div I 4A) was named Best Overall High School Groups 4A Schools; and Stephen F. Austin Academy (San Antonio) Mariachi Los Tigres was named Best Overall Middle School Group.  Enny Velasquez of Victoria Memorial High School was named Best Overall High School Vocalist; Nicolas Mena, a 7th grader from Valley View Middle School in Pharr, Texas, was named Best Overall Middle School Vocalist; and Alyssa Guerra, a La Gloria School 5th grader from Falfurrias, was named Best Overall Elementary School Vocalist. Each best overall group or performer was honored with an encore performance during Mariachi Showcase, an evening concert featuring Mariachi UTPA and Mariachi Los Arrieros Del Valle.

Results for Dia Del MariachiTM Competition 2010 follow.


Best Overall Dia Del Mariachi Group

High Schools                                         Rio Grande City High School Mariachi Cascabel (Div I 5A), Competition Winner
Valley View High School (Pharr) Mariachi Nueva Era (Div I 4A), 4A Winner

Middle School                                      Stephen F. Austin Academy (San Antonio) Mariachi Los Tigres

Overall Vocal Winners

High School Division                            Enny Velasquez, Victoria Memorial High School

Middle School Division                       Nicolas Mena, Valley View Middle School (Pharr)

Elementary Division                             Alyssa Guerra, La Gloria School (Falfurrias)

Division I 5A Varsity Winners

Best Trumpet Section                          Rio Grande City High School Mariachi Cascabel

Best Rhythm Section                           Rio Grande City High School Mariachi Cascabel

Best Violin Section                               Rio Grande City High School Mariachi Cascabel

Best Overall Group Vocalist               Rio Grande City High School Mariachi Cascabel

Division II 5A Varsity Winners

Best Trumpet Section                          Laredo United South High School Mariachi Imperial del Sur

Best Rhythm Section                           Victoria Memorial High School Mariachi Los Serpientes De Oro

Best Violin Section                               Victoria Memorial High School Mariachi Los Serpientes De Oro

Best Flute Section                                Laredo United South High School Mariachi Imperial del Sur

Best Overall Group Vocalist               Victoria Memorial High School Mariachi Los Serpientes De Oro

Division I 4A Varsity Winners

Best Trumpet Section                          Valley View High School (Pharr) Mariachi Nueva Era

Best Rhythm Section                           Valley View High School (Pharr) Mariachi Nueva Era

Best Violin Section                               Valley View High School (Pharr) Mariachi Nueva Era

Best Overall Group Vocalist               Valley View High School (Pharr) Mariachi Nueva Era

Division II 3A Varsity Winners

Best Trumpet Section                          Falfurrias High School Mariachi Los Toros

Best Rhythm Section                           Hidalgo Early College High School Mariachi Nuevas Raices

Best Violin Section                               Hidalgo Early College High School Mariachi Nuevas Raices

Best Overall Group Vocalist               Hidalgo Early College High School Mariachi Nuevas Raices

Division I 3A/2A Varsity Winners

Best Trumpet Section                          Hebbronville High School Mariachi

Best Rhythm Section                           Zapata High School Mariachi Halcon

Best Violin Section                               Zapata High School Mariachi Halcon

Best Overall Group Vocalist               Hebbronville High School Mariachi 

 

Division I 5A/4A JV Winners

Best Trumpet Section                          Southwest High School (San Antonio) JV Mariachi Melodias de Mexico

Best Rhythm Section                           Southwest High School (San Antonio) JV Mariachi Melodias de Mexico

Best Violin Section                               Mission Veterans Memorial High School JV Mariachi Sol Azteca

Best Flute Section (tie)                        Southwest High School (San Antonio) JV Mariachi Melodias de Mexico
Mission Veterans Memorial High School JV Mariachi Sol Azteca

Best Overall Group Vocalist               Southwest High School (San Antonio) JV Mariachi Melodias de Mexico

Division II 4A/3A JV Winners

Best Trumpet Section                          Laredo United South High School JV Mariachi Imperial del Sur

Best Rhythm Section                           Laredo United South High School JV Mariachi Imperial del Sur

Best Violin Section                               Laredo United South High School JV Mariachi Imperial del Sur

Best Flute Section                                Laredo United South High School JV Mariachi Imperial del Sur

Best Overall Group Vocalist               Laredo United South High School JV Mariachi Imperial del Sur

Best High School Beginner/Composite Ensemble Division Winners

Best Trumpet Section                          Mathis High School Mariachi Mathis

Best Rhythm Section                           Victoria Memorial High School Composite Mariachi Los Serpientes De Plata

Best Violin Section                               Victoria Memorial High School Composite Mariachi Los Serpientes De Plata

Best Flute Section                                Victoria Memorial High School Composite Mariachi Los Serpientes De Plata

Best Overall Group Vocalist               Victoria Memorial High School Composite Mariachi Los Serpientes De Plata

 

Division I Middle School 8th Grade Winners

Best Trumpet Section                          Rio Grande City Veterans Middle School 8th Grade Mariachi Juvenil de America

Best Rhythm Section                           Stephen F. Austin Academy (San Antonio) Mariachi Los Tigres and

Rio Grande City Veterans Middle School 8th Grade Mariachi Juvenil de America

Best Violin Section                               Stephen F. Austin Academy (San Antonio) Mariachi Los Tigres

Best Overall Group Vocalist               Stephen F. Austin Academy (San Antonio) Mariachi Los Tigres

Division II Middle School 8th Grade Winners

Best Trumpet Section                          Falfurrias Jr. High School 8th Grade Mariachi Los Toritos

Best Rhythm Section                           Laredo Christen Middle School 8th Grade Mariachi Los Tigrillos de Oro

Best Violin Section                               Falfurrias Jr. High School 8th Grade Mariachi Los Toritos

Best Overall Group Vocalist               Laredo Christen Middle School 8th Grade Mariachi Los Tigrillos de Oro

Division I Middle School 7th Grade Winners

Best Trumpet Section                          Zapata Jr. High School 7th Grade Mariachi Juvenil Halcon

Best Rhythm Section                           Valley View Middle School 7th Grade (Pharr) Mariachi Nueva Era

Best Violin Section                               Valley View Middle School 7th Grade (Pharr) Mariachi Nueva Era

Best Overall Group Vocalist               Valley View Middle School 7th Grade (Pharr) Mariachi Nueva Era

 

Best Beginner Ensemble Middle School Division Winners

Best Trumpet Section                          Falfurrias Jr. High School 7th Grade Mariachi Los Toritos Juvenil

Best Rhythm Section                           Zapata Jr. High School 6th Grade Beginners Mariachi Juvenil Halcon

Best Violin Section                               Zapata Jr. High School 6th Grade Beginners Mariachi Juvenil Halcon

Best Overall Group Vocalist               Zapata Jr. High School 6th Grade Beginners Mariachi Juvenil Halcon

Results, by school, for Dia Del MariachiTM Competition 2010 follow.

Falfurrias High School Mariachi Los Toros

Division II 3A Varsity Winners Best Trumpet Section

Falfurrias Jr. High School 8th Grade Mariachi Los Toritos

Division II Middle School 8th Grade Winners Best Trumpet Section                          

Division II Middle School 8th Grade Winners Best Violin Section                

Falfurrias Jr. High School 7th Grade Mariachi Los Toritos Juvenil

Best Beginner Ensemble Middle School Division Winners Best Trumpet Section                  

Hebbronville High School Mariachi

Division I 3A/2A Varsity Winners Best Trumpet Section

Division I 3A/2A Varsity Winners Best Overall Group Vocalist

Hidalgo Early College High School Mariachi Nuevas Raices

Division II 3A Varsity Winners Best Rhythm Section

Division II 3A Varsity Winners Best Violin Section

Division II 3A Varsity Winners Best Overall Group Vocalist

La Gloria School (Falfurrias)

Overall Vocal Winners Elementary Division: Alyssa Guerra

 

Laredo United South High School Mariachi Imperial del Sur

Division II 5A Varsity Winners Best Flute Section

Division II 5A Varsity Winners Best Trumpet Section

Laredo United South High School JV Mariachi Imperial del Sur

Division II 4A/3A JV Winners Best Trumpet Section

Division II 4A/3A JV Winners Best Rhythm Section

Division II 4A/3A JV Winners Best Violin Section

Division II 4A/3A JV Winners Best Flute Section

Division II 4A/3A JV Winners Best Overall Group Vocalist

Laredo Christen Middle School 8th Grade Mariachi Los Tigrillos de Oro

Division II Middle School 8th Grade Winners Best Rhythm Section

Division II Middle School 8th Grade Winners Best Overall Group Vocalist

Mathis High School Mariachi Mathis

Best High School Beginner/Composite Ensemble Division Winners Best Trumpet Section

Mission Veterans Memorial High School JV Mariachi Sol Azteca

Division I 5A/4A JV Winners Best Violin Section

Division I 5A/4A JV Winners Best Flute Section (tie)

 

Rio Grande City High School Mariachi Cascabel

Best Overall High School Dia Del Mariachi Group Winner

Division I 5A Varsity Winners Best Trumpet Section

Division I 5A Varsity Winners Best Rhythm Section

Division I 5A Varsity Winners Best Violin Section

Division I 5A Varsity Winners Best Overall Group Vocalist

Rio Grande City Veterans Middle School 8th Grade Mariachi Juvenil de America

Division I Middle School 8th Grade Winners Best Trumpet Section

Division I Middle School 8th Grade Winners Best Rhythm Section (tie)

Southwest High School (San Antonio) JV Mariachi Melodias de Mexico

Division I 5A/4A JV Winners Best Trumpet Section

Division I 5A/4A JV Winners Best Rhythm Section

Division I 5A/4A JV Winners Best Flute Section (tie)

Division I 5A/4A JV Winners Best Overall Group Vocalist

Stephen F. Austin Academy (San Antonio) Mariachi Los Tigres

Best Overall Middle School Dia Del Mariachi Group

Division I Middle School 8th Grade Winners Best Rhythm Section (tie)

Division I Middle School 8th Grade Winners Best Violin Section

Division I Middle School 8th Grade Winners Best Overall Group Vocalist 

Valley View High School (Pharr) Mariachi Nueva Era

Best Overall High School Dia Del Mariachi Group 4A Schools

Division I 4A Varsity Winners Best Trumpet Section

Division I 4A Varsity Winners Best Rhythm Section

Division I 4A Varsity Winners Best Violin Section

Division I 4A Varsity Winners Best Overall Group Vocalist

Valley View Middle School (Pharr)

Overall Vocal Winner Middle School Division: Nicolas Mena

Division I Middle School 7th Grade Winners Best Rhythm Section

Division I Middle School 7th Grade Winners Best Violin Section

Division I Middle School 7th Grade Winners Best Overall Group Vocalist 

Victoria Memorial High School Mariachi Los Serpientes De Oro

Overall Vocal Winner High School Division: Enny Velasquez

Division II 5A Varsity Winners Best Rhythm Section

Division II 5A Varsity Winners Best Violin Section

Division II 5A Varsity Winners Best Overall Group Vocalist

Victoria Memorial High School Composite Mariachi Los Serpientes De Plata

Best High School Beginner/Composite Ensemble Division Winners Best Rhythm Section    

Best High School Beginner/Composite Ensemble Division Winners Best Violin Section

Best High School Beginner/Composite Ensemble Division Winners Best Flute Section

Best High School Beginner/Composite Ensemble Division Winners Best Overall Group Vocalist

Zapata High School Mariachi Halcon

Division I 3A/2A Varsity Winners Best Rhythm Section

Division I 3A/2A Varsity Winners Best Violin Section

Zapata Jr. High School 7th Grade Mariachi Juvenil Halcon

Division I Middle School 7th Grade Winners Best Trumpet Section                           

Zapata Jr. High School 6th Grade Beginners Mariachi Juvenil Halcon

Best Beginner Ensemble Middle School Division Winners Best Rhythm Section                    

Best Beginner Ensemble Middle School Division Winners Best Violin Section

Best Beginner Ensemble Middle School Division Winners Best Overall Group Vocalist

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