2004 Fiesta de Mariachi Underway at TAMIU This Weekend

Fiesta de Mariachi Underway at TAMIU This Weekend

Young mariachi superstars to be will have an opportunity to compete for middle and high school honors this weekend at the 6th Annual Fiesta de Mariachi at Texas A&M International University.

After a day of workshops, clinics and informative sessions, the Middle School Competition will be held in the TAMIU Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall from 7 - 9 p.m.

On Saturday, the High School Competition will take place at the Laredo Entertainment Center from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. An awards ceremony will follow from approximately 6:30-7:30 p.m. Admission to all competitions is open to the public and free of charge.

After the naming of the High School Competition winner, an exhibition concert by TAMIU's award-winning Mariachi Internacional will precede the special benefit performance by the famed Mariachi de Tecatitlán at 8 p.m. Proceeds benefit student scholarships in the fine and performing arts.

Tickets for the Mariachi Vargas concert are available for sale from the LEC box office or ticketmaster.com. Special group rate information is available by calling 326.2175.

For additional information, contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at 326.2180.

University office hours are from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu
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