Cultural performance groups

Folklorico

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

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

Mariachi Oro

The Mariachi Oro, or "Gold," is a performance group consisting of band and orchestra students from Garland High School.  Students participate in either Mariachi one or two ensemble classes during the school day.  Classes combine for after school rehearsals to comprise Mariachi Oro

The GISD Mariachi programs:

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

Performance dates

January 19th

Saigon Mall Lunar New Year
Cali-Saigon Mall, 3212 N. Jupiter
11:30 am GHS Mariachi Oro

January 22nd

Beaver Elementary Parent Night
6:30 pm NGHS Mariachi Estrellas

January 31st

Daughtery Elementary Parent Night
6:00 pm NGHS Mariachi Estrellas

February 7th

Student Services Child Find
SGHS Cafeteria 6:30 pm Mariachi Oro

March 5rd

Stephens Elementary Parent Night
6:00 pm NGHS Mariachi Estrellas

March 27th

Adult ESL Parent Graduation
NGHS Auditorium 6:00 pm NGHS Mariachi Estrellas

April 22nd

Joe Garcia Elementary Awards
NGHS Auditorium 6:00 pm NGHS Mariachi Estrellas

April 23rd

GANAS Middle School Awards
NGHS Auditorium 6:00 pm NGHS Mariachi Estrellas

April 27th

Wheels of Hope
Downtown Garland 11:30 GHS Mariachi Oro

May 2nd

Jackson Tech Center Cinco de Mayo
6:00 pm GHS Mariachi Oro

May 2nd

Daughtery Elementary Cinco de Mayo
6:00 pm NGHS Mariachi Estrellas

May 3rd

Cinco de Mayo Elementary Tour of Schools
All day GHS Mariachi Oro NGHS Mariachi Estrellas

May 9th

Elementary Noche de Estrellas Folklorico Show
SGHS 6:00 pm GHS Mariachi Oro

May 15th

High School Noche de Estrellas Show
Granville Arts Center 6:00 pm GHS Mariahi Oro NGHS Mariachi Estrellas

Contact us

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

Javier Solis

Step

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