Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

May 17, 2013

Mariachi Huenachi to Perform at UW May 24

Mariachi Huenachi to Perform at UW May 24The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity Recruitment and Outreach team will host a campus visit and concert with Mariachi Huenachi from Wenatchee, Wash., on May 24. Members of the University of Washington community are invited to attend.

Mariachi Huenachi is comprised of high school students from the advanced mariachi music class at Wenatchee High School. The group has earned a reputation as being one of the best high school mariachi in the state of Washington.

A reception will be held at the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center from 1-2 p.m., followed by the performance at the Ethnic Cultural Theatre at 2:30 p.m. Space is limited, so guests are encouraged to arrive early. Doors will open at 2 p.m.

Mariachi Huenachi has performed at multiple events and festivals including Seattle Seahawks, Mariners, and Chivas de Guadalajara games. They have also performed at Folklife Festival and for Washington state governors Christine Gregoire and Jay Inslee. In the summer of 2009, Mariachi Huenachi shared the stage with the renowned group, Los Tigres Del Norte.

In 2012, the group won the KCTS Golden Apple Award that honors educators, programs and schools who are making a positive difference in Washington state education. According to music teacher Ramon Rivera, Mariachi Huenachi provides students with educational opportunities and broadens their horizons which leads to improved self-esteem and an increased enthusiasm for learning.

Prior to the concert, Mariachi Huenachi will tour the UW campus and meet with UW Student Ambassadors for an admissions presentation. The students will also have an opportunity to engage with members of the UW School of Medicine community.

For more information, contact Rudy Mondragón at