SONGER STUDIO
MARIACHI LATIN BAND
The District 112 Mariachi/Latin Band is open to students in grades 6-8 at the three district middle schools.  The next session starts Tuesday, June 12 and will meet on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. through July 24.  You can sign up for the band at www.ce4all.org . Mariachi/Latin Band is directed by Eric Songer.  The group meets in the spring every Monday from 3:40-4:40 p.m.  Performances have included local elementary schools, Rey Azteca Restaurant in Chanhassen and Cinco De Mayo celebrations.  The 2014 group recorded a music video.  

Mariachi/Latin Band is open to students who sing, play guitar, play brass instruments, play violin, play cello, play drum set, play bass guitar and play guitarron.  The group typically works on a combination of traditional Mariachi music and contemporary Latin hit songs.  In addition to learning the music so that the bands can perform, students learn a wealth of music knowledge including theory, chord progressions, form, soloing techniques, reading music/chords/tabs, listening and imitating.  We also spend time teaching students the history of Mariachi music and stage presence in live performance.   

Mariachi/Latin Band started as simply Mariachi Band in 2007.  The group performed quite a bit in its first two years.  The class was no longer offered after school starting in 2009.  It was taught as an extension of the ELL class at CMS-West.  It was decided that the class would return in the spring of 2013 under its new format Mariachi/Latin Band and include contemporary Latin music along with the traditional Mariachi music.  In 2014, the Latin/Mariachi Band made a music video. In 2017 and 2018, the Mariachi Bands performed at Rey Azteca Restaurant in Chanhassen.  2018 will be the first year that Mariachi Band will be offered in the summer.      

The next session of Latin/Mariachi band meets on Tuesdays this summer from June 12 through July 24.  The course is through Community Ed and open to all students at Chaska Middle School West. You can sign up at www.ce4all.org.  

Check out our spring 2014 video!http://www.ce4all.orghttp://www.ce4all.orghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lkxr1JoCU3wshapeimage_3_link_0shapeimage_3_link_1shapeimage_3_link_2
UPCOMING EVENTS
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STARTS TUESDAY, JUNE 12
2 P.M.
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