Kati Pina of Taft High School earned Best of Show honors for her entry, "Katy Perry." Pina’s work was awarded first place for her entry, "Waitress" in the Drawing/Pencil category. Last year, Pina earned first place for her pencil drawing and first place for her colored drawing. Ten area high schools participated in the annual art competition. The award-winning student work is currently on display in the Simon Michael Art Gallery in Coastal Bend College’s Frank Jostes Visual Arts Building in Beeville. The show will run through March 11. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Almost 700 middle school and high school musicians came together in Alice to take part in the 9th Annual Dia Del Mariachi Group and Vocal Competition at Alice High School. The UIL-sanctioned competition was hosted by Coastal Bend College and Alice High School.
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.
Area middle and high schools are scheduled to compete in the Eighth Annual Día Del MariachiTM on Saturday, April 17 at Alice High School, located at 1 Coyote Trail in Alice. Admission is $2 for student competitions. Admission to the evening concert is $10. Tickets are available through Coastal Bend College. For more information, contact J.J. Sanchez at (361) 664-2981 Ext. 3042 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.coastalbend.edu.