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Under the direction of Mariachi Director William Hoffman, there are two performing ensembles: Mariachi Nuevo Jalisco and Mariachi Los Pasajeros. The mariachi ensembles consists of the following instruments: violin, trumpet, vihuela, guitar, guitarra de golpe, guitarron and arpa jalisciense. Each student is also required to sing as a soloist, with the group or both. Students are selected and placed in the two mariachi ensembles based on a competitive audition process. Continued participation and success in the program requires a balance of practice time for mariachi and homework time for their academics while displaying the highest standards of conduct both in school and outside of school. Established in 1998, the young program has done performances throughout the state and has performed for artists including Julio Martinez, Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan and HGO's own Vanessa Alonzo. Each group will perform a minimum of 4 concerts/performances per year.
Students must have experience playing any of the following instruments:
There are up to two stages to the audition process.
When are auditions and callbacks?
Auditions are January 13 and 27, 2018. You will choose an audition time during the application process. Callbacks will be on February 10. You will be notified if you have received a callback no later than Friday, February 2.
How long is the first audition?
Approximately 15 minutes. Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to audition time.
What should I bring to the first audition?
What will I do at the first audition?
Students will be notified by the Magnet Office no later than February 2 if they qualified for a callback audition.
Immediately following the first audition, students will receive mariachi music to be used for the callback audition if they qualify. Students will be notified by the Magnet Office no later than February 2 if they qualified for a callback audition.
Approximately 15-20 minutes. Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time.
What will I do at the callback audition?
Updated September 19, 2017