Matador Mariachi excels at All-Region

Matador MariachiFifteen Seguin High School mariachi students earned All-Region status after competing in the Region 20 Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-Region Mariachi Ensemble on Sept. 13.

This represents the highest number of All-Region performers in the history of the Matador Mariachi program.

Seguin High School All-Region trumpet musicians include Eric Gonzalez, first chair, Benjamin Martinez, second chair and Isabella Guerra, third chair.

In violin, Taytum Rangel took second chair along with Gerardo Cortez, third chair, Isaiah Juarez, fourth chair, Camila Beltran, sixth chair, Jenny Cisneros, seventh chair and Brianna Martinez, eighth chair.

Roland Medina earned second chair in Vihuela.

In guitar, Eduardo Barrera was first chair and Angel Salazar, second chair.

Abel Davila took first chair for guitarra de golpe.

First chair guitarron went to Moises Estrada while Jose Rodriguez took second chair.

Overall, 30 Matador Mariachi students prepared and auditioned. The Seguin High School mariachi program is under the direction of Rafael Alarcon.