Mariachi Del Mar gets crowd involved

Audience sings along at performance Mariachi Del Mar embraced la Cultura Mexicana as they played songs from famous Mexican artists at Wolfe Recital Hall on Nov. 10. “We played many various tunes of traditional Mariachi music from Javier Solis all the way to Vicente Fernandez and Lucha Villa,” said Luz Valdez, an adjunct instructor for Mariachi Del Mar. The students, along with Valdez, performed nine songs in which students traded off to sing each song, including Valdez herself. The main vocalist of Mariachi Del Mar, Ana Colchado, took it upon herself to further her performance by dancing and stumbling across…

Mariachi Del Mar set to perform

Free this Friday evening and enjoy Mariachi music? Mariachi Del Mar will perform at 5 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Wolfe Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Center Music Building on the Del Mar College Heritage Campus.  Mariachi Del Mar will be embracing the Cultura Mexicana through their concert directed by Luz Valdez, a Del Mar College adjunct professor. The ensemble will perform a range of styles of Mariachi music including works from famous Mexican singers such as Vicente Fernandez, Lola Beltran and Javier Solis. The concert is free to attend. For more information, please contact Valdez at

Feel the rhythm with MWF Jazz Band

Del Mar College’s MWF Jazz Band took the stage to end the spring semester on a smooth note.  With solo moments within ensemble pieces, the band gave a performance that jazzed up the night and for some musicians it was there final bow and last concert before graduation. “It felt so good. It felt like I was back home doing what I’m supposed to be doing,” said Mikayla Garza, a music education instrumental major.  The MWF Jazz Band is under the direction of Assistant ProfessorDaniel Miller.  According to Miller jazz is the birthright of all Americans. “It was birthed here…

Students perform at honors music recital

The DMC music program held the 70th annual honors recital on Feb. 23, which included four students out of six that auditioned.  The four students: Christopher Pena, guitar; Damien De La Cruz, tuba; Matthew Gomez, euphonium; Julia Arnett, piano, began rehearsing and preparing for their performance months before the honors recital.  Arnett, who would like to get a degree in piano pedagogy, performed ‘Golliwog’s Cakewalk,’ by Claude Debussy.  She was introduced to music about 10 years ago when her oldest sister shared piano lessons with her.  Arnett has been enrolled at DMC since fall of 2019, and plans to transfer…

County Judge honors Grammy-award winning band

Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales joined El Dusty, the Grammy nominated DJ and producer, along with the Grammy award-winning band The Mavericks for a special announcement on Feb. 5. Canales declared the day “The Mavericks Day” at the event, held at the downtown gallery PRODUCE. Canales recognized the band for their long history and collaboration with El Dusty, a Corpus Christi native. Canales envisions bringing more art and music culture to Corpus Christi. Canales picked Feb. 5 for the proclamation because the band kicked off their 2022 world tour the same day in Corpus Christi.