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There's a special group of teenagers in Fort Worth, Texas, and they all belong to the Mariachi Espuelas de Plata from North Side High School.
They are the best of the best.
They recently won the top prize at the Mariachi Spectacular, the largest mariachi conference in the country. The 21 high school students traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico to compete at the event held July 10-13.
The high school mariachi's won in the high school competition against groups from eighteen states and Mexico. Here's the group at at 2013 performance earlier this year.
Ramon Nino is the director of the Mariachi Espuelas de Plata. Nino said "What we liked about this conference is that the students are able to learn from mariachi experts who have dedicated their entire life to the music."
The students also got to meet 95-year-old, Miguel Martinez. He's known as "the father of the mariachi trumpet."
It's inspiring to see teenagers carrying on a the beauty and sound of mariachi music. Congratulations to Mariachi Espuelas de Plata from North Side High School and continued success!
Source: Forth Worth Independent School District