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 and the Extravaganza often attracts among the most competitive groups in the country.
Judging criteria includes:
- Musicianship of each individual section (violins, trumpets, armonia, vocalists)
- Overall Presentation
- Style and Interpretation
- Stage Presence/Showmanship
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 into the following events:
– Original Songwriting Competition
– National Mariachi Vocal Competition
– National Mariachi Group Competitions
– High School Finals
Everyone is invited to attend.