Going Varsity in Mariachi

104 mins


In the borderlands of southern Texas, a competitive world of music sets the stage for exploring identity, cultural roots and pressing social issues: mariachi. Situated in the Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg North High School’s acclaimed mariachi band faces fierce competition and must fight to stay in the top echelon. Empowered by the sounds of trumpets, thick guitarrón strings and violins as their backdrop, the teenage captains and their coach Abel Acuña work on turning a shoestring budget and a diverse crew of inexperienced musicians into fierce competitors.

Colorado Premiere


Production Team

Alejandra Vasquez 
Sam Osborn

Film Contact

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2023 Mountainfilm Festival.
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