UTPA's Mariachi Aztlan Biggest Achievement

Friday, August 6, 2010 - 8:32am

The University of Texas Pan American's Mariachi Program is celebrating it's most significant award since the program started over 20 years ago, Sandra Quintanilla has more in this week's UTPA report.

The vibrant sounds of traditional melodies echo throughout the recital hall at UTPA as Mariachi Aztlan is often recognized in competitions for its genre of music, but now these talented men and women are proud to add what they believe is the ultimate title to their list of awards. The group placed first at the University level and was named Grand Champion, beating out prominent college and professional bands from across the country at this year's Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque contest in New Mexico.

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