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Music Contact Info

Director of Music
Dr. Bradley Kent

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State Champions

State Mariachi Festival

The 2018 UIL State Mariachi Festival Pilot will be held on February 23 & 24 at a site to be determined.

Festival Information

Mariachi Event Requirements

Schools qualifying for the state festival will receive entry information from their region executive secretary.  


Friday, February 23 - Session 1 (afternoon/evening)
Saturday, February 24 - Session 2 (morning/afternoon)
Saturday, February 24 - Session 3 (afternoon/evening)

Final performance schedules will be posted here approximately one week prior to the event.

New for 2018: Schools will be able to request a session when completing the state festival entry. If demand for a particular session exceeds availability groups will be selected based on random draw. Additionally, all groups will be scheduled in conference order within each session.  

2018 Ratings and Outstanding Performers

Session 1 Ratings 
Session 1 Outstanding Performers

Session 2 Ratings
Session 2 Outstanding Performers

Session 3 Ratings
Session 3 Outstanding Performers


Jolesch Enterprises has contracted with UIL to provide photography of the festival. To access the Jolesch Enterprises site for photos of the festival, please click here.


2018 Adjudicators TBD

UIL Ad Hoc Mariachi Committee

Ruben Adame

Charles Cabrera

Juan Contreras

Adrian Lopez

Ramon Nino III

Nellie Ponikvar

Noe Sanchez