Re: Mariachi. What does it look like at your school?
Posted by R. Olivarez on 10/14/2019, 1:04 pm, in reply to "Mariachi. What does it look like at your school?"
If you have mariachi at your school could you please answer the following questions.
Do students have to be in band or orchestra to participate in mariachi? Kind of how most schools do for iazz band?
No, they have their own classes from Grades 6-12.
Is there a cap on the number of students you have in mariachi?
Yes. We have an unwritten rules-no more than 24
Beginners at 6th Grade.
Does mariachi have separate beginning classes from orchestra and band?
Is mariachi under the band or orchestra umbrella?
No. Fine Arts Department oversees it.
Does the mariachi director teach only mariachi? Or band or orchestra as well?
Directors teach only Mariachi Classes.
Maybe also mention if any of these things do or donít work well for you?
We have had this set up for several years at Grulla HS (4A Program) and Rio Grande City HS (5A Program), and it has worked pretty well for us.
Thank you for your time.