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For all you Mariachi Music aficionados, the premier Mariachi Northwest Festival is the consummate venue in the United States. Held in conjunction with the Wenatchee Appleblossom Festival, under the brilliant directorship of "El Maestro" Mark Fogelquist, it takes place the third week in April. This year's Mariachi Workshop/Classes and performance took place April 18-22, 2000. Sr. Fogelquist expertly coordinates Mariachi Northwest 2000 workshop instruction and performances held at Wenatchee High School Auditorium. The bevy of Mariachi greats and cultural instructors read like a Who's Who of the Mariachi world. Maestro Jose L. Hernandez, composer, conductor, and founder of el Mariachi Sol de Mexico and the all-women Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, offers his expertise and gifted teaching skills to impart this unique, cultural music form to young students through the Mexican Heritage Soceity.
Maestro Hernandez's extraordinarily talented and gifted troupe members & colleagues including: "EL MAESTRO" Heriberto Molina,la "voz(legendary voice/main vocalist)" del Mariachi Vargas de Tecaltitlan, from 1953-1986;Jose Ramirez,trumpet;Judith Kamel(Las Reynas),guitar;John Rialson(MexHertgeCorp).
Javier Jauregui,vihuela;Jonathan Clark(curator, SilvestreVargasMuseoTecaltitlan,
guitarron;Pedro Hernandez,guitarron;Hector Castro,violin;Cindy Reiffler(LasReynas),violin;JulioHernandez,violin;Sharon Jones(music teacher),violin;Jose
Luis Vaca,violin;Fernando(ElGuapotón)Moreno,violin;Ballet Folklorico dance instructors:Dr.Susan Cashion,Stanford Univ.;Carlos Gonzalez,Profesor de Baile de la Universidad de Colima;Victor Salazar,Los Lupenos de San Jose.El Arte de Floreo de Reata(Lariat)de los charros mexicanos was taught brilliantly por Los Hermanos Escamilla(del estado de Chihuahua), Mexico's finest charros(gentlemen horsemen/cowboys). Los Hermanos Escamilla son(are):Agustin(El Jefe)Escamilla Delgado,Victor Escamilla Delgado,Alfredo Escamilla Delgado, Jorge Ochoa y(and) Raymundo Reyes.!!AJUA!!!
Each day of instruction one could hear the musicianmanship, tonal quality, enthusiasm, and learning process of the young students progress and develop. It is the "most beautiful music in the world" Mariachi Music, in the learning stages of these dedicated jovenes(youngsters) it is heavenly!!
FOR MORE INFO: contact Maestro Mark Fogelquist. Email: mariachinorthwest.org
TOTALLY OUTTA CONTEXT, BUT FOR HARLEY HOG OWNERS: Harley Davidson Wenatchee, 708 S. Wenatchee Ave., Wenatchee, WA. (509)662-3434. They have Victory, too!!

  • Last visit to Wenatchee: Apr 2000
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