Founded in 1993, Mariachi "Vaqueros de la
Sierra" was the first College-level mariachi in the Rocky
Mountain region. It is still the only mariachi that is an integral
part of a University music department. Many former members have gone
on to successful teaching careers throughout the Southwest.
We have performed throughout New Mexico, Texas, and
Colorado. In 1997 we were selected as New Mexico's representative to
President Bill Clinton's Inauguration.
More advanced students in the program perform also in
the select group, Mariachi Charros de Oro.