Cultural performance groups

Folklorico

Folklorico celebrates Mexican culture through dance and music. Students learn traditional Mexican dances and perform in district and community events. 

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. 

Music Director: Rebecca Deluna

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

Music Director: Jesse Pineda

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 Spring 2019

January 19

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

January 22

Beaver Elementary Parent Night
6:30 pm NGHS Mariachi Estrellas

January 31

Daughtery Elementary Parent Night
6:00 pm NGHS Mariachi Estrellas

February 7

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

March 5

Stephens Elementary Parent Night
6:00 pm NGHS Mariachi Estrellas

March 27

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

April 18

NGHS United Nations Show
NGHS Auditorium 6:00 pm NGHS Mariachi Estrellas

April 22

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

April 23

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

April 27

Wheels of Hope
Downtown Garland 11:30 GHS Mariachi Oro

May 2

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

May 2

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

May 3

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

May 9

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

May 15

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

May 21

GESSA Meeting
Transportation Meeting Rm 6:00 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