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Director of Music
Dr. Bradley Kent

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State Champions

State Mariachi Festival

The 2019 UIL State Mariachi Festival will be held on February 22 & 23 at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg, TX. 

Festival Information

Mariachi Event Requirements

Participating schools will receive information upon qualifying for the event. 


Friday, February 22 - Session 1 (afternoon/evening)
Saturday, February 23 - Session 2 (morning/afternoon)
Saturday, February 23 - Session 3 (afternoon/evening)

Schools will be able to request a session when completing the state festival entry. If demand for a particular session exceeds availability groups will be selected based on random draw. Additionally, all groups will be scheduled in conference order within each session.  


Adult - $15 each per session
Student - $10.00 each per session
Child - 6th grade and below admitted at no charge

Tickets will be sold onsite from lobby box office - CASH ONLY
Spectators must have a paid admission for each session.  All sales are final.

Ratings and Outstanding Performers

To be determined.


Jolesch Enterprises has contracted with UIL to provide photography of the festival. To access the Jolesch Enterprises site for photos of the festival, please click here.

Live Stream

BOX5 Media has contracted with UIL to provide live streaming for the event. To access the BOX5 Media site for live streaming of the event, please click here


Joe Baca: Mariachi Cobre, Orlando, FL
Steve Carillo: Mariachi Cobre, Orlando, FL
Jimmy Cuellar: Mariachi Garibaldi, Los Angeles, CA
Monica Fogelquist: The University of Texas at Austin
John Lopez: Texas State University
Jeff Nevin: Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA
Lauryn Salazar: Texas Tech University