Archive for Gilbert Velez

Master Mariachi

Gilbert has a long list of stories from his career, but one of his favorites dates back to 1985, with Tucson’s International Mariachi America.

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Nogales High School’s Mariachi Apache was recently selected as the opening musical act at the 2012 National School Board Association Conference in Boston. The group was chosen as one of three groups to perform at the conference from a nationwide pool. It’s a huge honor for the students, and also for their master teacher, Gilbert Velez. Read more