UTPA Mariachi, Jazz Band to hold benefit concert Jan. 19
Posted: 01/14/1999
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The Department of Music at The University of Texas-Pan American will present a concert by two student groups - the award-winning University Mariachi and Jazz Band - at the McAllen Civic Center at 7 p.m on Jan. 19 to benefit the UTPA Music Department Scholarship Fund.

The University Mariachi, scheduled to be joined on some songs by the UTPA Folkloric Dance Company, will perform traditional Mexican folk music, while the Jazz Band will present music of the "Big Band" era of the 1940s and 1950s.

The Mariachi and Jazz Band are directed by Dr. Dahlia Guerra and Dr. Dean Canty, respectively, both associate professors of music. The Folkloric Dance Company is co-directed by Frank and Mary Muñoz of the UTPA Department of Health and Kinesiology.

General admission is $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Please call the UTPA Department of Music at 956/381-3471 for more information.