Since this site could have any content, I wanted to take the chance to recruit people to my club in case people ever looked at this for any reason. Let’s go over some questions people may have
What is mariachi?
Mariachi is a type of traditional music from Mexico. It has evolved a lot over the years, but it keeps its general structure. It’s general ensemble usually includes a guitar, a guitarron, a couple of trumpets, a violin, a vijuela, and occasionally a harp. The harp has fallen out of popularity due to its difficulty to carry and perform out in the open, the natural habitat of mariachi.
If you wanna hear a bit, you should take a look at the most renown current mariachi group: Mariachi Vargas. Here is one my favorite songs from them, El Pastor
What do we do?
We have many performances a year. We are often hired by people in the community (and are often requested even out of state!). We also have a couple of events by the University. We have two main events during the year. The first event is the Virgin of Guadalupe Mass. For this we perform in the Basilica. Our second big performance is our participation in Latin X. We usually try to add something new to each performance. Once we performed Fire Ball by pitbull, and another year we performed a Spanish version of you’re the one that I want!
In addition to the performing, we try to have a trip every year to something relevant. Last year we went to watch Hamilton to Chicago. Another year we went to San Antonio Texas and met the original founders of the Mariachi club! For the record, so that no one ever forgets, Mariachi was founded in 1996 by two students residents in Dillon hall. It has been going ever since. Nonetheless, for some unknown reason, we just became an official club until 4 years ago.
Do you have to speak Spanish or be Hispanic to join?
Absolutely not! We welcome people from all backgrounds. All we want is for you to have fun and have a great time.
I don’t want to join, but I love mariachi, how can I know of your performances?
Follow us on facebook and come to our performances!