POSTED: Monday, February 10, 2014 - 5:05pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 9:15am
MCALLEN, TX (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — McAllen ISD is celebrating a state championship for one of its musical programs.
The McAllen High School Mariachis took home first place in the UIL State Mariachi Finals on Saturday night in San Antonio.
McAllen competed against 11 mariachi groups from Class 5A high schools across the state.
This is the first state championship for the McAllen ISD mariachi program.
"We kinda had a good feeling, cause we put in a lot of hard work, a lot of hours after school," said Ricky Jankowski, a senior mariachi member at McAllen High. "And so it feels good when you're confident and you can do, you can perform well. So we kinda had a good feeling about the whole thing but it's still very competitive."