Main Plaza Conservancy is pleased to announce the winners of the High School and All-Star Mariachi Competition!
"BEST HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL MARIACHI IN THE SAN ANTONIO AREA"
SOUTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL
The All-Star competition selecting the best of the best mariachi to become a part of the Main Plaza Conservancy - Mariachi Corazon de San Antonio ensemble are:
Raphael Alvarado Southwest High School
Elizabeth Gutierrez Holmes High School
Gabby Ibarra Southwest High School
Brunce Kypruros Holmes High School
Michael Sanchez Burbank High School
Dylan Morales South San High School
Tommy Urregas Holmes High School
Marina Guardado South San High School
GUITARRA DE GOLPE:
Marissela Cassanova John Jay High School
Eloisa Garza Jefferson High School
Main Plaza's LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD was presented to:
Ms. VIKKI CARR
Please extend a CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners!
Mariachi Corazón de San Antonio is the official Mariachi of Main Plaza Conservancy!
Main Plaza Conservancy (MPC) welcomes you to Main Plaza, the "heart of the city", on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from noon to 10:00pm for a day of fun, music and competition ft. MS. VIKKI CARR!
This 2nd annual celebration will showcase a mariachi competition between area schools competing for the cash prize of $1,500 and the designation Best High School Level Mariachi in the San Antonio Area. MPC's added component to this festival is the opportunity for a select group of students to continue past this event to become a member of the All-Star, Mariachi Corazón de San Antonio ensemble. This group of "the best of the best" will be groomed to be ambassadors for MPC, the City of San Antonio, and Bexar County.
How better to bring an awareness of family and community combined with history and heritage than by showcasing San Antonio's finest resources, its youth and great Mariachi tradition!
Students selected for the Mariachi Corazon de San Antonio All-Star ensemble will study under the direction of Dr. Rachel Yvonne Cruz, who with an award-winning history in mariachi as well as academe, being a founder in the creation of the first Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a Specialization in Mariachi performance and pedagogy, will team with Main Plaza Conservancy to facilitate a smooth transition for these individuals into colleges and universities as well as receiving an earned scholarship from MPC. Judging will be by a panel of five (5) professional musicians with a vested interest in mariachi education to ensure integrity of scoring in regard to musicianship, technique and style.
This event will showcase area talent to include school mariachi groups throughout the day followed by the evening competition and recognition. Additionally, the 1st year graduating Mariachi Corazon de San Antonio students will be presented with their scholarship recognition announcing to the world, that 100% of those graduating from this ensemble have transitioned into a college or university.
And finally, MPC will present its second "Lifetime Achievement Award" to an individual deserving of special recognition for their dedication to music and in preserving the mariachi tradition through its music and education.
Winner of the 2012 high school competition: Brackenridge High School
Named the "BEST HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL MARIACHI IN THE SAN ANTONIO AREA"
Main Plaza Conservancy is pleased to announce the winners of the All-Star competition and now featured members of the "official" MPC Mariachi, "Mariachi Corazón de San Antonio":
Nizhoni Begay Incarnate Word High School
Oscar Garza Brackenridge High School
Armando Herrara Brackenridge High School
Roberto R. Guardiola Fox Tech High School
Alejandro Cerrillo Southwest High School
Marissa Arevalo Jefferson High School
Ruby Chapa Fox Tech High School
Alejandra Pena Fox Tech High School
Medardo Garcia Fox Tech High School
Francisco Yebra, Jr. Holmes High School
Juan A. Lopez Lanier High School
John Nieto, Jr. Brackenridge High School
Chris Herrera South San High School
Madison Garcia Holmes High School
Salvador Sandoval Southwest High Scho
Ricardo Valdez Southwest High School
Raul Palomar Fox Tech High School
CONGRATULATIONS STUDENTS AND CONGRATULATIONS SCHOOLS!!
Below: Mariachi Corazón de San Antonio
Below: Alfredo Flores, Gini Garcia, Jane Pauley-Flores, John Nieto, Dr. Rachel Cruz
Main Plaza Conservancy presents Mariachi Corazón de San Antonio Festival, High School Group and All-Star Competition
San Antonio, TX - Main Plaza Conservancy (MPC) is pleased to announce a new tradition to Main Plaza, the "heart of the city", Mariachi Corazón de San Antonio Festival, High School Group and All-Star Competition
Saturday, October 20, 2012 from noon to 11:00pm.
Showcasing San Antonio's finest resources, its youth and great Mariachi tradition!Mariachi competition between San Antonio area schools competing for the cash prize of $1,500 and the designation of Best High School Level Mariachi in the San Antonio Area.
Opportunity for inclusion in an all-area mariachi ensemble to be ambassadors for MPC, the City of San Antonio and Bexar County. Judging by professional musicians and/or educators in music in regard to musicianship, technique and style. Area school mariachi groups will perform throughout the day followed by the evening competition beginning at 4:30pm.
MPC to present its first "Lifetime Achievement Award"
Evening Mariachi Performances by San Antonio's own Patsy Torres and Mariachi Azteca de San Antonio.
League of United Latin American Citizens’ (LULAC) sponsor their Latinos Living Healthy Feria de Salud.
· Sports activities for children during the day
· Free health screenings—blood pressure, glucose, glaucoma & eye exams, BMI and more
· Interactive Zumba class
· Live healthy cooking demonstrations tips on preparing healthy traditional Latin American recipes
· Vendors serving healthy food and beverage options
· LULAC sponsors Special performances by Los Angeles’ Trio Ellas and headlining first time appearance to San Antonio, Mariachi Sol de México de José Hernández!
MISSION: Main Plaza Conservancy, a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization, is dedicated to providing San Antonio and its visitors with the cultural and historical “heart of the city”, bringing an awareness of family and community combined with history and heritage.