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Angelo State’s mariachi ensemble, Mariachi Los Pastores, is your opportunity to experience the heritage of Mexican folk music. This ensemble explores mariachi from different regions in Mexico and a standard repertoire to perform in concert. Each semester, students will perform in concert and travel to San Antonio to watch one of the world’s greatest mariachi ensembles, Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan.

Students performing at a mariachi concert

“I want others to know that you don’t have to know Spanish or even be of Mexican descent to enjoy mariachi. You can feel the meaning of the music. The music feels you.”

Analeah Zamarron, Class of 2026, Violin


Students with any experience on violin, trumpet, guitar, vihuela, guitarron, harp or voice are welcome to join. Prior experience playing an instrument is recommended. Contact your advisor to enroll in MUEN 1130 Small Ensemble, Mariachi. All majors are welcome and there is no prerequisite course for this ensemble. Uniforms are provided.

*A limited number of instruments are available and will be checked out on a first come first serve basis.