• January 27, 2022
 Six local High School Mariachi groups headed to State this weekend

Socorro High at 2019 competition | Photo courtesy SISD/Twitter

Six local High School Mariachi groups headed to State this weekend

AUSTIN – El Paso Mariachi ensembles will join groups from across the state  to compete for top honors at the 2020 UIL State Mariachi Festival on February 21-22.

This year’s contest, at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg, is the fifth year of the state mariachi contest and second year as an official UIL contest.

Eighty-two schools will perform at the state festival this year.

Tickets for the State Mariachi Festival are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets will only be sold at the door and will be cash only.


Session 1: Friday, Feb. 21  |  11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Schools:Bridgeport, Donna North, Eagle Pass, Edinburg, Edinburg North, Falfurrias, Kingsville King, Kyle Lehman, La Joya, La Joya Palmview, Laredo Martin, Melissa, Mercedes Early College, Mission Sharyland, Rio Grande City, Rio Grande City Grulla, San Antonio Harlandale, South San Antonio

Session 2: Friday, Feb. 21  |   5:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Schools:Del Rio, Edinburg Vela, Socorro, Hebbronville, Hidalgo Early College, Laredo Alexander, Laredo United South, Mission Sharyland Pioneer, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo North, Robstown Early College, San Antonio Lanier, San Antonio McCollum, San Antonio Southwest, San Antonio Southwest Legacy, Seguin, Somerset, Vanguard Mozart Secondary, Zapata

Session 3: Saturday, Feb. 22  |   8:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Schools:Arlington Sam Houston, Conroe, Edcouch-Elsa, Eastlake, El Dorado, Fort Worth North Side, Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy, Klein Oak, Laredo Cigarroa, Los Fresnos, Lubbock, Mathis, Northside Holmes, Northside Jay, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Southwest, Port Isabel, Premont, San Angelo Lake View, San Antonio Fox Tech, San Diego, San Marcos, Teague, Texas City

Session 4: Saturday, Feb. 22   |   3:45 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Schools:Bryan, Carrizo Springs, Converse Judson, Edinburg Economedes, Americas, Del Valle, Hanks, Fort Worth Carter-Riverside, Fort Worth Paschal, Fort Worth Polytechnic, Grand Prairie, McAllen, McAllen Rowe, Odessa, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo, Rice, Roma, San Antonio Brackenridge, San Antonio Edison, San Antonio Highlands, San Antonio Jefferson, Santa Gertrudis Academy, Valley View

Live Video   |   UIL App

A full schedule can be found online.   Box 5 will provide a live webcast of the State Mariachi Festival.

UIL State is the official mobile app for all UIL State Championships. The app features spectator information, schedules, team profiles, and live stats. It is free and available for immediate download in the App Store and Google Play.



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