F527 | 2438 | Jaquez

Meets with F356 & F638.  This musical ensemble performs traditional Mexican
musics throughout the university and the surrounding community. Students
learn basic mariachi musicianship, historical and contemporary issues in
mariachi as a socio-cultural practice, and participate in community
outreach. Musicians and dancers are required to attend a weekly two-hour
rehearsal, participate in at least two performances (one community
performance, and one end of term concert). Weekly assignments are given as
playlists of songs to be rehearsed at the next rehearsal as well as assigned
readings.  Participants are expected to prepare their parts in individual
practice during the week in preparation for the group rehearsal. Previous
mariachi experience or Spanish language fluency is not required; however,
violin, trumpet, and guitar players should have a working knowledge of their
instruments and some music reading ability and/or good aural skills.

In addition to seeking musicians (singers, violin, trumpet, guitar, and
people interested in learning the vihuela or guitarrón) and folklórico
dancers, we welcome individuals interested in participating in the following

	general secretary/archivist
	grant/proposal writer
	business manager
	equipment manager
	music librarian
	music transcriber/arranger
	community outreach liaison