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Competition Winners


2008 Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza Competition Winners

Mariachi Group Competition Winners

Elementary/Middle School Category

1st Mariachi Los Patriotas Patrick Henry Middle School Houston, TX
2nd Mariachi Juvenil Halcon Zapata Middle School Zapata, TX
3rd Mariachi Los Gavilancillos Whittier Middle School San Antonio, TX

High School Category

1st Mariachi Hermosura Mariachi Hermosura Houston, TX
2nd Mariachi Dos Mil Economedes High School Edinburg, TX
2nd Mariachi Halcon Zapata High School Zapata, TX
3rd Mariachi Bondad San Marcos Mariachi Academy San Marcos, TX

College/University

1st Selina Elizondo San Antonio College San Antonio, TX
2nd Casandra Marquez Our Lady of The Lake University /International Academy of Music and the Arts San Antonio, TX
3rd Renee Ganceres Texas A&M University-Kingsville Kingsville, TX

Best Mariachi Vocalist in the U.S

Selina Elizondo, San Antonio College, San Antonio, TX

 
2007 Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza Competition Winners

2007 Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza Competition Winners

2007 Best Mariachi Vocalist in the U.S.


Esteban Velasquez, 18, Si Te Vas,Odessa High School, Odessa, TX

 

Other Mariachi Vocalist Competition Winners


Elementary/Middle School Level

1st- Angela Mendoza, 12, El Crucifijo de Piedra, Poe Middle School, San Antonio, TX

2nd- Samantha Arizpe, 12, El Gallo de Oro, MECA, Houston, TX

3rd- Enny Velasquez, 13, Cucurrucucu Paloma, Patti Welder Magnet Middle School, Victoria, TX



High School Level

1st- Esteban Velasquez, 18, Si Te Vas,Odessa High School, Odessa, TX

2nd- Xenia Adrian, 12th Grade, El Mercader, HM King High School, Kingsville, TX

3rd- Abigail Silva, 16, El Crucifijo de Piedra, La Joya High School, Mission, TX

College/University Level

Tie for first 1st- Selina Elizondo, 19, El Crucifio de Piedra, San Antonio College, San Antonio, TX

1st Renee Ganceres, college junior, Por Amor, Texas A&M Kingsville, Kingsville, TX

2nd Alison Garcia, 21, Te Quise Olvidar, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX

3rd Beatriz Corral, 19, Con Fecha de Mañana, Southwestern College, San Diego, CA



Mariachi Group Competition Winners

Elementary/Middle School Level

1st- Mariachi Tesoro de Tucson, Community Group, Tucson, AZ

2nd– Mariachi Los Patriotas, Patrick Henry Middle School, Houston, TX

3rd- Mariachi Juvenil Halcón, Zapata Middle School, Zapata, TX



High School Level

1st- Mariachi Halcón, Zapata High School, Zapata, TX

2nd- Mariachi Primer Orgullo, Edinburg High School, Edinbug, TX

3rd- El Mariachi Cotuleño, Cotulla High School, Cotulla, TX


College/University Level

1st - Mariachi Nueva Generación, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

2nd - Mariachi OLLU, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX

3rd - Mariachi Veritas de Harvard, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

 
2005 Group Competition Winners

Elementary / Middle School

  • 1st Place Patrick Henry Middle School Mariachi Las Patriotas Houston TX
  • 2nd Place Zapata Middle School Mariachi Juvenil Halcon Zapata TX
  • 3rd Place Poe Middle School Mariachi Los Tigritos San Antonio TX

High School

  • 1st Place Zapata High School Mariachi Halcon Zapata TX
  • 2nd Place Edinburg High School Mariachi Primer Orgullo Edinburg TX
  • 3rd Place Jefferson High School Mariachi Los Potrillos San nbso online casino reviews Antonio TX
  • 3rd Place Southwest High School Mariachi Los Dragones San Antonio TX

College University

  • 1st Place University of Texas Pan American Mariachi Feminil Edinburg TX
  • 2nd Place Texas State University Mariachi Nueva Generacion San Marcos TX
  • 3rd Place Our Lady of the Lake University OLLU Mariachi San Antonio TX
 
2006 Group Competition Winners

Elementary/Middle School  

  • 1st place – From Houston, Texas, Patrick Henry Middle School’s Mariachi Los Patriotas.  This is their 3rd straight win!  They performed a medley or popurrí titled Popurrí En San Antonio Otra Vez (In San Antonio, Again).
  • 2nd place – From Zapata, Texas, Zapata Middle School’s Mariachi Juvenil Halcon. The group performed El Gavilanchillo-El Recurso.
  • 3rd place – From Kyle, Texas and competing for the first time, Mariachi del Campo from Wallace Middle School.  They performed Popurrí de Huapangos.

High School (this category was the most competitive with 14 groups vying for 1st place.  
  • 1st place – Zapata High School’s Mariachi Halcon from Zapata, Texas.  They performed El Siquisiri, La Barca and El Rey de la Huasteca.
  • 2nd place – From El Paso, Texas, Socorro High School’s Mariachi casino Los Gavilanes – who performed El Gustito
  • 3rd place – San Antonio’s Jefferson High School.  Mariachi Los Potrillo performed Huapango Rubén Fuentes.

College/University Catogory
  • 1st place – Texas State University-San Marcos, Mariachi Nueva Generación with a performance of Del Altar a la Tumba and Popurrí Miguel Aceves Mejía.
  • 2nd place – From San Antonio, Our Lady of the Lake University’s Mariachi OLLU.  The group performed Popurrí Las Tres Huastecas (fyi: OLLU is the only 4-year university to offer a Bachelor of Arts in music with an all-level teacher certification that emphasizes mariachi performance and mariachi instruction).
  • 3rd place – From Brownsville, Texas, University of Texas at Brownsville, Mariachi Luna Azteca with a performance of Popurrí de Gallos and Popurrí A Mi Tierra.
 
2005 Vocal Competition Winners

Elementary / Middle School

  • 1st Place Martin Luevano Age: 8 Fabra Elementary School Boerne TX
  • 2nd Place Stephanie Valadez Age:13 Zapata Middle School Zapata TX
  • 3rd Place Ariana Cruz Age:12 Johnston Middle School Houston TX

High School

  • 1st Place Alberto Montalvo Roma High School Roma TX
  • 2nd Place Esteban Velasquez Odessa High School Odessa TX
  • 3rd Place Peggy Wells Taft High School San Antonio TX

College University

  • 1st Place Gabriel Estrada Grand Rapids Community College Grand Rapids MI
  • 3rd Place Marisa Salinas Texas A&M/Kingsville Kingsville TX
  • 2nd Place Arlen Garcia University of Texas-Pan Am Roma TX
 
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