Students interested in mariachi music are encouraged to join the El Paso Community College “Mariachi Real de El Paso.”
The group started in 2009 and is currently seeking future musicians for the upcoming school year. The course is designed for students to focus on the history and culture of mariachis as well as performing the genre.
Courtesy Anji Morgan-Thornton
The EPCC Mariachi Real de El Paso group is looking for musicans for the upcoming school year. The group is seeking those who can read music as well as play.
The group is recruiting instrumentation in violin, trumpet, guitarron, vihuela, guitar and vocals.
Mariachi I-IV (MUEN 1131, 1132, 2131, 2132) is open for registration at the VV campus. The ability to read music and be proficient with an instrument is required. Vocalists must match pitch and have vocal training.
The Wounded Warrior Project at Fort Bliss is just one of the few events the ensemble has had the privilege to perform in the El Paso area. Instructor, Anji Morgan-Thornton also performed at local auto dealer Bob
Hoy’s funeral service on June 30.
“The goal of the group is to offer an enriching environment for students where they continue to learn more about the mariachi culture, preserve it and carry on the legacy,” Morgan-Thornton said.
The ensemble strives on being involved with the community as well as giving back with the passion they hold in their hearts as they say, “Viva la música Mexicana tradicional del Mariachi.”
Classes will begin Wednesday, August 22, and continue every Wednesday from 6 to 8:40 p.m.
For more information about the class contact Anji Morgan-Thornton at (575) 650-3200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.