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HISTORY
Corpus Christi and Surrounding Area Mariachis

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Mariachi Los Campesinos-1958
First organized local mariachi group

Mariachi Robles-1973
First local group with a female member

Mariachi Estrella-1977
First local group to have youths under 18 years of age

Mariachi Miramar-1978

Los Galleros

Los Galleros de Salinas-1978

Members in 1978

left to right
  • Edalio "Lalito" Salinas Jr.-Trumpet
  • Domingo "Pipa" Carrillo-Trumpet
  • Edalio "Lalo" Salinas Sr.-Guitarrón, Director
  • David Rodriguez-Vihuela
  • Jose C. Garcia-Guitar












    Mariachi Del Cielo-1978

    Javelina 1980 Mariachi Javelina-August 1978
    Texas A & I University
    Kingsville, Texas

    Members in Spring Semester 1980

  • Dr. Robert Scott-Faculty Advisor
  • Danny Leal-Vocals
  • Helen Sandroussi-Vocals
  • Larry Muñoz-Trumpet
  • Enrique Saenz-Trumpet
  • David Solis-Trumpet
  • Mary Lou Canales-Guitar
  • Molly Barrera-Guitar
  • Pam Garza-Guitar
  • Veronica Soliz-Guitar
  • Anna Urriegas-Guitar
  • Cynthia Ondarza-Guitar
  • Francisca Ramos-Guitar
  • Claudia Zapata-Guitar
  • Hector Guerra-Vihuela,Student Director
  • Orlando Salinas-Vihuela
  • John Vela-Guitarrón

    Mariachi Ortiz Mariachi Ortiz-1978
    Kingsville,Texas

    First local group to record an album

    Members: left to right
  • seated-Hector Guerra-Guitarron,Director
  • Orlando Salinas-Vihuela
  • Claudia Zapata-Guitar
  • Anna Urriegas-Guitar
  • Frank Trevino-Violin
    top row
  • Danny Leal-Vocals
  • Enrique Saenz-Trumpet
    not shown
  • Maria Elena Sandroussi-Vocals
  • Diana Delgado-Flute,Violin
  • George Barbosa-Manager






    Mariachi Campanas de America-1979
    Mariachi Del Sol-1979
    Mariachi Gonzalez-Vela-1979

    Royale 1981

    Mariachi Royale-(June 1980-December 1990)

    Members in 1981

    left to right
  • John Vela-Guitarrón, Director
  • Jesus "Chuy" Navarro-Vocals
  • David Solis-Trumpet
  • Emilio Soliz Sr.-Violin
  • Gilbert Soliz-Trumpet
  • Arnold Arce (deceased)-Violin
  • Hector "Lauro" Lopez-Guitar
  • Oscar "Chief" Bueno-Vihuela
    Royale 1982

    Members in 1982

    standing l to r
  • Edalio "Lalo" Salinas Jr.-Trumpet
  • Oscar "Chief" Bueno-Guitar
  • Emilio Soliz Sr.-Violin
  • Gilbert Soliz-Trumpet
  • Arnold Arce (deceased)-Violin
  • Frank Treviño-Violin
  • Orlando "Dado" Salinas-Vihuela
    kneeling l to r
  • Danny Sauceda-Violin
  • Jesus "Chuy" Navarro-Vocals
  • John Vela-Guitarrón, Director

    Alice Community Mariachi-1982
    Mariachi Kineño-1982
    Mariachi Melodico

    Continental 1998 Mariachi Continental-1982

    photo of group in 1998
    Hector Guerra-Director
    relocated to McAllen, Texas in 1983









    Mariachi Arcoiris
    Mariachi Tejano
    Mariachi Alegria
    Mariachi Rivera
    Mariachi Fiesta-1985
    Mariachi Classico-1986
    Mariachi Super Klasico Lopez-1987
    Mariachi Amistad
    Mariachi Azteca-1987
    Mariachi Cascabel-May 1988
    Mariachi Juvenil de Kingsville
    Mariachi Del Corazon-1990
    Mariachi Del Mar
    Mariachi Espuelas
    Mariachi Del Lago
    Mariachi Gavilan
    Mariachi Huasteco
    Mariachi Campesino
    Mariachi Fuego
    Mariachi Nuevo Real


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