South Texas school mariachis showcased during competition, concert

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 Mariachi(TM) 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.

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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.

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Coastal Bend College hosts Dia Del Mariachi (TM) in Alice

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 or visit the website at

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