San Diego’s junior high school mariachi group and Falfurrias High School’s mariachi group earned many awards during the Coastal Bend College’s Sixth Annual Dia Del Mariachi competition in Corpus Christi. More than 1,100 middle and high school students competed in the Feb. 24 Sixth Annual Día Del MariachiTM Vocal and Group Competition, held at the Selena Auditorium in Corpus Christi. The event showcased 37 mariachis and 44 individual vocalist competitors.

The day following competition was dedicated to workshops. Mariachi Javelina de TAMUK and Mariachi Femeníl Las Azucenas de McAllen musicians worked with 375 student musicians on skills building. The workshop wrapped up with integrated performances of the music learned during the day.

Results of the group and vocal competition follow:

Best Trumpet Section

5A Division I (tie) —Edinburg High School Mariachi Primer Orgullo

5A Division II—Laredo United South High School Mariachi Imperial Del Sur

4A Division I – San Antonio Fox Tech Mariachi Bonito Tech

5A-4A Division II – Deming High School Mariachi Los Campañeros

3A Division I – Falfurrias High School Mariachi

Middle School Division I—San Antonio Washington Irving Middle School Mariachi de America

Middle School Division II—San Diego Jr. High School Mariachi Jinetes de Oro 8th Grade

Best Rhythm Section

5A Division I—Zapata High School Mariachi Halcon

5A Division II—Laredo United South High School Mariachi Imperial Del Sur

4A Division I—San Antonio Fox Tech Mariachi Bonito Tech

5A-4A Division II –Deming High School Los Campañeros

3A Division I—Falfurrias High School Mariachi

Middle School Division I—San Antonio Washington Irving Middle School Mariachi de America

Middle School Division II—San Diego Jr. High Mariachi Jinetes de Oro 8th Grade

Best Violin/Flute Section

5A Division I—Edinburg High School Mariachi Primer Orgullo

5A Division II—San Antonio John Jay High School Mariachi Jalisco

4A Division I—San Antonio Fox Tech Mariachi Bonito Tech

5A-4A Division II — Deming High School Los Campañeros

3A Division I –Falfurrias High School Mariachi

Middle School Division I—San Antonio Washington Irving Middle School Mariachi de America

Middle School Division II—San Diego Jr. High Mariachi Los Jinetes de Oro 8th Grade

Best Overall Group Vocalists

5A Division I—Edinburg High School Mariachi Primer Orgullo

5A Division II—Victoria Memorial High School Los Serpientes de Oro

4A Division I—Deming High School Amistad (Varsity)

5A-4A Division II –Victoria Memorial High School Los Serpientes de Plata

3A Division I –Falfurrias High School Mariachi

Middle School Division I—San Antonio Washington Irving Middle School

Middle School Division II—Zapata Jr. High School Juvenil Halcon 7th Grade

Best Showmanship group (Varsity only)

5A Division I—Zapata High School Halcon

5A Division II—Victoria Memorial High School Los Serpientes de Oro

4A Division I –San Antonio Fox Tech Mariachi Bonito Tech

5A-4A Division II –Deming High School Los Campañeros

3A Division I—Falfurrias High School Mariachi

Best Beginner Ensemble

4A – Mission Veterans Memorial Mariachi Sol Azteca

Middle School—Zapata Jr. High School Juvenil Halcon 6th grade

Best Beginner Group Vocals

4A—Deming High School Mariachi Alegre

Middle School—Zapata Jr. High School Juvenil Halcon 6th grade

Best Overall Dia Del Mariachi Group

Middle School—San Antonio Washington Irving Middle School

High School—Edinburg High School

Best Overall Vocalist in Middle School (7th & 8th )

Enny Velasquez, Victoria Patti Welder Middle School

Best Overall Vocalist in Jr. High School (6th grade)

Nizhoni C. Begay, San Antonio St. John Berchmans Catholic School

Best Overall Male Vocalist High School

Ruben De Los Santos Edinburg High School

Best Overall Female Vocalist High School

Mallorie Gonzalez Edinburg High School

Best Overall Dia Del Mariachi™ Vocalist

Xenia Adrian, Kingsville H. M. King High School

Local results of the group and vocal competition by area follow:

Falfurrias

Group Competition

3A Division I –Falfurrias High School Mariachi, Best Trumpet Section

3A Division I—Falfurrias High School Mariachi, Best Rhythm Section

3A Division I –Falfurrias High School Mariachi, Best Violin/Flute Section

3A Division I –Falfurrias High School Mariachi, Best Overall Group Vocalists

3A Division I—Falfurrias High School Mariachi, Best Showmanship group (Varsity only)

San Diego

Group Competition

Middle School Division II—San Diego Jr. High School Mariachi Jinetes de Oro 8th Grade, Best Trumpet Section

Middle School Division II—San Diego Jr. High Mariachi Jinetes de Oro 8th Grade, Best Rhythm Section

Middle School Division II—San Diego Jr. High Mariachi Los Jinetes de Oro 8th Grade, Best Violin/Flute Section