LHS mariachi band headed to State

LHS mariachi band headed to State

Group earned perfect score in regionals in first year in existence

 

 

January 30, 2024 — The Legacy High School mariachi band, only in its first year, earned a perfect score at last weekend's UIL Mariachi Festival in El Paso. The group, dubbed Mariachi Revolución, earned the best possible score of "1" from every judge during the performance Saturday.

 

The mariachi program launched in 2021, and new director Zach Machuca started the varsity program at LHS just last fall. At the time, there were only six students enrolled in the class. Since then, the popularity of the class expanded, and 19 musicians participated in the winning performance.

 

"I am immensely proud of the dedication and talent displayed by our students," said Machuca. "Achieving a perfect score in our first year of competition is a testament to their commitment and enthusiasm."

 

The Regional Mariachi competition featured musical ensembles from 27 schools around West Texas. The perfect score by LHS highlights its ability to stand out in a highly competitive setting.

 

The LHS Mariachi Revolución will now advance to the State Festival in Seguin, Texas, scheduled for February 23-25, where they will compete against the best high school mariachi bands from across the state.

 

As the band prepares for the State Festival, the MISD community anticipates continued growth and recognition for the mariachi program.

 

Media Relations Contact:

Sam Eaton

Communications Specialist

432-240-1043 | samuel.eaton@midlandisd.net