Mariachi Festival Group Competition Registration

Please complete the following form to register for FESTIBA 2020. 

Rules and Regulations of Competition

  1. Groups may enter the following categories: High School Varsity (Classifications: 6A, 5A, 4A, 3A or 2A/1A), High School Junior Varsity
    6A – 1A, or Middle School. If there are not 2 or more groups in a single category, the groups will be moved up to the next category. Each category awards 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Awards for best sections will also be awarded (trumpet, violin, armonía and voice). Finalists will compete for FESTIBA 2020 Grand Champion, including winners of the 6A, 5A, and 1A-4A categories, and the winner will be named at the FESTIBA 2020 Mariachi Concert. Winners of the Vocal Competition and Middle School Competition will also perform on the concert.
  2. High School Groups are allowed to play from 8 to 10 minutes. Middle School Groups are allowed to play from 6 to 8 minutes. Groups exceeding the time limit established for the competition will not be disqualified, but will be deducted points. The clock starts with the first note played. Directors please refrain from excessive preparation time on stage.
  3. The stage plot will be the same for all groups (see stage plot). To assure the same sound quality for everyone, please do not move any microphones with the exception of the cordless mics.
  4. All members of the performing group must be registered for FESTIBA 2020 Mariachi Conference workshops.
  5. Students may compete with only one mariachi ensemble and must be registered under one school.
  6. If your school has only one mariachi, the group must compete at Varsity level.
  7. A Middle School student may compete at the HS level, but not vice-versa. Students may compete with only one mariachi ensemble.
  8. Please be ready at least thirty minutes before scheduled competition time.

Public Admission to Competition: $5.00 door only. There will be two concerts this year. Friday, February 28th will feature Aida Cuevas and vocal finalists. Saturday, February 29th will feature Sol De Mexico and winners of the group competition. Evening Concerts - General Admission for spectators: $20, $15 for seniors, and $10 for children and students. Registration forms and fees are due by February 7th or a late fee of $10 will apply to all registrants. Tickets are on sale NOW at http://patron.utrgv.edu

TICKETS ARE LIMITED!! Call the UTRGV PAC Box Office for information/tickets (956-665-3881 or 956-665-2353). 

 

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