|Virtual - The Backyard Groove - Mariachi|
Event Type: Children's Program|
Age Group(s): School Age (K-6), Family
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 10:45 AM
Join us for an interactive music-making and story program to learn the music traditions in our community! Musicians Jando Valdez, Nestor Dominguez, and and Lawrence University music educators will share "The Best Mariachi in the World" by J.D. Smith as well as teach core elements of mariachi.Where are we located?
Register below to attend this live program on Zoom! The first 50 registered participants will receive a box of goodie to make music with during the session. Designed for K-6, but all are welcome to move and groove with us!
Néstor Domínguez, Jr hails from the state of Guerrero in Southwest México. He is an alum of Lawrence University (’15) and Chicago Public Schools (CPS). Upon graduating from Lawrence, Mr. Domínguez returned to Chicago to provide a high-quality music education to underserved students. During his 6 years teaching in CPS, Mr. Dominguez has taught wind band, Mariachi and World Music. Néstor currently leads the Gary Mariachi program at Joseph. E. Gary Elementary in the Little Village neighborhood.
Jando Valdez is studying music at Lawrence University. He graduated from Appleton North High school in 2019 where he was actively involved in the Latinx club and through which formed the group Mariachi Jabalí in 2017; this ensemble performed alongside Nestor Dominguez and the Mile of Music Education Team from 2017-2019.
Location: Virtual Program
Contact: Betsy Kowal