The Mariachi Extravaganza National Group Competition is considered to be the most highly competitive mariachi group competition for middle school, high school and college/university level mariachi groups in the United States. The level of musicianship continues to improve each year attracting some of the best mariachi groups in the country
First, second and third place winners are selected in each of the three previously mentioned categories. First place winners will be invited to perform their competition piece as an opening act during the Mariachi Extravaganza concert.
The Mariachi Extravaganza National Group Competition is open to the public. Competition wristbands may be purchased online during group registration or at the box office located at entrance of the Lila Cockrell Theatre on the day of the event. Competition wristbands allow entry to all competitions taking place on December 1-2.