MEDIA ADVISORY: Wenatchee High School Mariachi Huenachi to Perform in Washington, DC

Oct 12, 2017

Washington, DC - After months of fundraising,the Wenatchee High School Mariachi Huenachi will perform tonight in Washington, DC in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.They have been nationally recognized as being the fastest growing mariachi music program outside of Mexico.

In June, Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA) sent a letter inviting Mariachi Director Ramon Rivera and his students to the nation's capital. With help from the community, the Country Music Association (CMA) and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) the group raised enough money to fund a trip to Washington, DC for 31 students. It is all of the students' first trip to Washington, DC. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan recently sent the students a letter welcoming them to DC.

Event Details:

Where: 1100 Longworth - Ways and Means Committee Room
When: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Who: The event will open with brief remarks from Rep. Reichert, Sarah Trahern, CMA CEO and Michael J. Blakeslee, NAfME Executive Director and CEO. The students will begin their performance at 6:30 PM.