FESTIBA Mariachi Festival

Greetings Friends!

We hope that you all are healthy and safe!! 

The Festival of International Books and Arts (FESTIBA) was established in 2006 to promote the importance of literacy, culture and the arts to students, parents, educators and community members throughout the Rio Grande Valley. FESTIBA 2022 will explore the theme of Inspiring Creativity & Innovation Through Arts and Literacy. Creativity opens the mind and connects us with our imagination and passions, inspiring self-discovery and expression of hidden talents and inner capacities. Creative thinking leads to higher levels of intelligence, innovation and problem-solving skills.  It nurtures confidence, instills curiosity, encourages questions, and gives voice to our creative expression.

UTRGV provides community members with the education and opportunity to optimize their success, health and literacy, as well as serves as a gateway to the creative arts, uplifting, connecting and inspiring the entire community. Join us at FESTIBA 2022 to discover how creativity nurtures innovation and inspires exploration and communication.

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, 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. Don’t miss these great opportunities to celebrate the very best of the mariachi music tradition. See attached schedule for April events. ($45.00 registration fee includes concert ticket)

We know you will enjoy the FESTIBA 2022 Mariachi Festival!  We thank you for joining us for this unique cultural opportunity for South Texas!

 




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SAVE THE DATE!!

17th Annual Mariachi Festival

   March 4th, 2022

 Workshops, Competitions & Concerts
    Featuring Aida Cuevas, José Hernández
Octavio Moreno, Mariachi Aztlán
UTRGV Edinburg Campus
 

Click Here to download the Schedule in PDF!

NEW and EXCITING NEWS!! FESTIBA 2022 will be held on two dates this year!
See the schedule below 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!  On April 22nd, 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. Don’t miss these great opportunities to celebrate the very best of the mariachi music tradition.

Friday, March 4th – UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, Edinburg Campus

8:30am    Welcome and Registration
9:00 – 10:00am Dr. Octavio Moreno, baritone, Vocal Masterclass
10:00 – 11:00am José Hernández, founder & Director of Mariachi Sól de México, presentation
11:00 – 11:45am Aida Cuevas, La Reina de Los Mariachis, interview
12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch on your own
1:00 – 5:00pm Middle School and High School Mariachi Competitions
7:30pm Grand Concert: UTRGV PAC Auditorium
Aida Cuevas
Jose Hernandez
Octavio Moreno
Mariachi Aztlán
Grand Champion High School Competition Winner
Middle School Group Winner
Vocal Competition Finals

 


4th Annual Nuestra Cultura Mariachi Festival

April 22nd & 23rd, 2022

in collaboration with FESTIBA 2022
Mariachi Los Camperos, Mariachi Aztlán
Brownsville


Schedule

Friday, April 22nd – FESTIBA 2022 WORKSHOP: UTRGV at TSC Performing Arts Center


8:00 - 9:00am  Registration at the TSC Performing Arts Center Lobby
9:00 - 10:00am Welcome and Introductions, Presentation of Repertoire for Workshops 
TSC Performing Arts Auditorium
10:00 - 12:30pm Breakout Sessions for students (study of assigned repertoire by instrument & level)
10:00 - 11:00am Directors’ presentation with Jesus “Chuy” Guzman
11:00 - 12:00pm Directors’ presentation with Sergio “Checo” Alonzo
12:30 - 2:00pm Lunch on your own
2:00 - 4:00pm Breakout Sessions for students cont. (study of assigned repertoire by instrument & level)
4:00 - 5:30pm Sound Check and Rehearsal for Vocal Competition
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
Lunch on your own – No lunch break
5:00pm  Sound Check
7:00pm  Grand Concert 2: Jacob Brown Auditorium
Mariachi Los Camperos
Mariachi Aztlán
Grand Champion High School Competition Winner  
Middle School Group Winner

                                  



FESTIBA 2022 -Competition, Showcase and Concert


Friday, March 4th
UTRGV Performing Arts Complex

1:00 – 5:00pm Middle School and High School Mariachi Competitions
7:30pm Grand Concert: UTRGV PAC Auditorium
Aida Cuevas
Jose Hernandez
Octavio Moreno
Mariachi Aztlán
Grand Champion High School Competition Winner
Middle School Group Winner
Vocal Competition Finals


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

 

UTRGV Performing Arts Complex
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



Dr. Dahlia Guerra
Assistant Vice-President of Public Art
Email: dahlia.guerra@utrgv.edu
Phone(956) 655-2811

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