FESTIBA Mariachi Festival

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Greetings Friends!

We hope that you all are healthy and safe!! 

FESTIBA 2022 is right around the corner.  Please send your registration forms in ASAP!  We are considering limiting the number of attendees, so get your info in soon for the Edinburg portion of the FESTIBA 2022.  We will call for registration for the April event (workshop with Los Camperos and Mariachi Aztlán) the week after March 5th. So excited to have these great musicians joining us - the nation’s foremost mariachi educator, José Hernández, the operatic baritone
Dr. Octavio Moreno, and La Reina de los Mariachis, Aida Cuevas! 
 
And notice the new addition of a special presentation that will open FESTIBA 2022 virtually on Thursday, March 4th with our friends and mariachi historians Jonathan Clark and Mark Fogelquist.  This Zoom will be interactive, not a Webinar. It will be great to able to converse and see each other.
 
The $25.00 registration fee includes the concert ticket. Individual Concert tickets are $10.

MARIACHI FESTIVAL NEW and EXCITING NEWS !!

The FESTIBA 2022 Mariachi Festival will be held on two dates this year! See the attached schedule for March 4th. So excited to have these great musicians joining us - the nation’s foremost mariachi educator, José Hernández, the operatic baritone Dr. Octavio Moreno, and La Reina de los Mariachis, Aida Cuevas!  ($25.00 registration fee includes concert ticket). Another exciting event this year is the addition of a “Mariachi Song Arrangement” competition!  Details to follow!

On April 22nd, (location TBA) in Brownsville and in collaboration with the Nuestra Cultura Mariachi Festival, FESTIBA 2022 will present a workshop that will feature the fabulous Mariachi Los Camperos and Pedro Fernandez, Mexican singer. We will call for those registrations after March 5th. $45.00 registration fee includes concert ticket.
 
Don’t miss these great opportunities to celebrate the very best of the mariachi music tradition. We know you will enjoy the FESTIBA 2022 Mariachi Festival!  We thank you for joining us for this unique cultural opportunity for South Texas!
 
Warmest regards,
Dahlia & Francisco

Dr. Dahlia Guerra
Assistant Vice-President of Public Art
Email: dahlia.guerra@utrgv.edu
Phone: (956) 665-2811

Francisco Loera
Director, UTRGV Mariachi Program
Email: francisco.loera@utrgv.edu
Phone: (956) 533-7483

 




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Mariachi Letter

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Registration Forms

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FESTIBA 2022 -Competition, Showcase and Concert

Friday, March 4th
Performing Arts Complex
UTRGV Edinburg Campus

11:15am-5pm   Middle School, High School Competition and Awards
UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, Edinburg Campus
7:30pm GRAND CONCERT featuring:
Middle School and High School Vocal Competition Winners
Middle School Group Competition Winner
High School Group “Grand Champion” Winner
Octavio Moreno with Mariachi Juvenil Aztlán
José Hernández “Rapsodia”
Aída Cuevas with Mariachi Aztlán


Friday, April 22nd
UTRGV at TSC Performing Arts Center

6:00pm   Grand Concert 1: TSC Performing Arts Center
Vocal Competition Finals
Mariachi Aztlán
              

Saturday, April 23rd
TSC Performing Arts Center  & Jacob Brown Auditorium
 

9:00 - 4:00pm Middle School and High School Mariachi Competitions
TSC Performing Arts Auditorium
7:00pm  Grand Concert 2: Jacob Brown Auditorium
Mariachi Los Camperos
Mariachi Aztlán
Grand Champion High School Competition Winner  
Middle School Group Winner


Performing Arts Complex
UTRGV Edinburg Campus
1201 West University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539 

TSC Performing Arts Center
90 Taylor Avenue
Brownsville, TX 78520

Jacob Brown Auditorium
600 International Blvd 
Brownsville, TX, TX 78520



4th Annual Nuestra Cultura Mariachi Festival
April 22nd & 23rd, 2022
in collaboration with FESTIBA 2022
Mariachi Los Camperos, Mariachi Aztlán
Brownsville, Texas

 
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TSC Performing Arts Center
90 Taylor Avenue
Brownsville, TX 78520

Jacob Brown Auditorium
600 International Blvd 
Brownsville, TX, TX 78520