Taking the show on the road...

My most recent session took me to a High School located in the city of McAllen Texas.  I was contacted by Mr. Alex Treviño, who happens to be a member of, Latin Grammy Nominated Mariachi Los Arrieros, and also the Mariachi Director of McAllen High School's Mariachi Oro.  The Mariachi Program at McAllen High School started back in 1988, but had some challenges at one point and was virtually non existent for almost 12 years.  Things began to change when Alex took over the program, approximately 7 years ago. With the support of parents and dedicated students the program has gotten back on it's feet.  Since the time Alex became part of the program, he has lead Mariachi Oro to win 3 State Championship Titles at mariachi competitions.  Also, 2016 is the first year the University Interscholastic League recognized Mariachi Music as a UIL qualified event; and hosted the first ever State Mariachi Competition for all high school devisions. Mariachi Oro swept the UIL competition with all three judges awarding them a division 1 rating, which is the highest rating a group can achieve as such a competition.

During my phone discussion with Alex, he informed me that his group of talented young high school performers were recently invited to take their show on the road.  They have an opportunity to perform at a large event to be hosted in Los Ángeles California.  The problem? Raising money to make it all happen.  This is why Alex was contacting me and how I ended up at McAllen High School.  Alex had seen some of my Sponsor Poster work in the past and he figured it could be a good way for his students to raise the money needed. For some of his students this once in a life time opportunity and I am honored they selected me, out of many available photographers, to get the job done for them.

During my photo session with his students we took many individual photos as well as one group photo.  Each member of Mariachi Oro has had an individual Sponsor Poster custom designed by me.  Each of them are now currently seeking Sponsors to help them reach their financial goals to make this trip a reality.  Every generous sponsor, that is able to make a monitory donation, will receive a Sponsor Poster in exchange for their donation.  The posters are provided so each sponsor may display their support of Mariachi Oro.  

Please see the slide show below for samples of the Sponsor Posters.

For more information on Mariachi Oro, or If you would like to sponsor one of these talented performers, please reach out to the following points of contact:

Mariachi Director - Alex Treviño:

  • email: aletrevino@mcallenisd.net

Parent Booster President - Sujey López

  • email: veejay.lopez@gmail.com
  • phone: 956-533-3930

Parent Booster Vice-President - Betty Rodríguez

  • email: jrodriguez006@rgv.rr.com
  • phone: 956-624-9492