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  Mariachi Alacran  

Exploring culture, 
tradition and community

Mariachi Alacran is a tight-knit group of students who are afforded many performance opportunities around the campus and within the community. 

About the Course
Course Description

Mariachi is a traditional music of Mexican culture, incorporating a rhythm section that comprises guitarron, guitar and vihuela, a violin section, trumpets and singers. The Mariachi class welcomes students of all levels or even no musical experience. This ensemble performs at several concerts throughout the year along with the rest of the Music Department. For the 2016-2017 school year, the Mariachi Alacran includes Dominic and Tony Rivera as primary instructors, as well as Mr. John Sachs as the class adviser. The Mariachi class meets daily during 3rd Period in the Music Room (F-2).

Course Outline
  • Grades 9-12 

  • Arts credit earned through the passing of this course. 

  • Full-year course 

  • Mariachi welcomes students with instrument and/or singing experience, as well as beginners. The course explores many culturally significant styles including Mariachi during the year. This ensemble performs approximately three times throughout the year.

Performance Attire

Mariachi students are required to wear a department-provided uniform detailed and designed for the Adolfo Camarillo High School Mariachi ensemble to all performances.

Google Contact Form

All families with students enrolled in ACHS Music Programs are asked to fill out the Contact Form online to help us keep you informed about schedules, events, fundraisers and volunteer opportunities. 

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