Cultural performance groups


Folklorico celebrates Mexican culture through dance and music. Students learn traditional Mexican dances and perform in district and community events. All music at performances is played live by the Mariachi Estrellas.

Students in Folklorico:

  • learn about Mexican culture and history
  • develop their dancing talents
  • gain cultural awareness and pride
  • teach the public about Hispanic culture

Schools with Folklorico programs:

  • Garland High School Folklorico Club
  • South Garland High School World Dance Company
  • North Garland High School World Dance Company
  • Roach Elementary
  • Freeman Elementary
  • Tolar Elementary
  • Ethridge Elementary
  • Classical Center at Vial

Mariachi Estrellas

The GISD Mariachi Estrellas, or "All Stars," is a performance group consisting of band and orchestra students from North Garland High School.  The group is a club meeting and rehearsing after school. 

The Mariachi Estrellas program:

  • celebrates the history of Mariachi music
  • promotes the cultural diversity of our district
  • encourages more minority students to participate in fine arts

Performance dates

September 19
Jackson Tech Center Parent Multicultural Program 6:30 pm

September 26
Couch Elementary Parent Hispanic Heritage Month Program 6:30 pm

September 27
Heather Glen Parent Hispanic Heritage Month Program 6:30 pm

September 29
Garland Association for Hispanic Affairs Heritage Banquet 7:00 pm

October 4
Couch Elementary Parent Hispanic Heritage Month Program 6:30 pm

October 7
Granvile Arts Center Statute Dedication 2:00 pm

October 11
Bussey Middle School Parent Hispanic Heritage Month Program 6:30

November 1
City of Garland Dia de Los Muertos Community Program 6:30 pm

November 29
City of Garland Christmas on the Square Community Program 7:30 pm

December 6
Mariachi / Folklorico Winter Concert, SGHS 6:30 pm

Contact us

For more information about Folklorico and Mariachi Estrellas or to request a performance, contact:

Javier Solis


Step programs combine fine arts performance and public service. Stepping celebrates African dance culture. The program not only exposes students to a variety of percussive dance styles from around the world, but it also encourages students challenge themselves beyond the stage to excel in the classroom, seek opportunities for higher learning and become active contributors of their communities. Step programs compete at both the state and national levels, in addition to performing at school, district and community events.

The ultimate aims for each of the members are:

  • experience the true sense of camaraderie amongst peers
  • become socially conscious members of society who actively contribute to their communities through volunteerism
  • maintain a competitive scholastic average
  • seek future enrollment into 4-year programs at institutes of higher learning
  • demonstrate mastery of various cultural dance styles
  • compete in scheduled showcases and competitions

Each campus program strives towards the development of young leaders from a diversity of cultural backgrounds.

Schools with Step programs:

  • Garland High School
  • Sachse High School
  • Lakeview High School
  • Naaman Forest High School