Four members of the five-time state champion McAllen High Mariachi Oro have been selected for the 2019 Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza Best in the U.S. Mariachi Vocal Competition Finals. The Mariachi Vargas Competition is the largest and longest running of its kind in the nation. McAllen High students competed with hundreds of other students from across the United States and were four of only 22 High School Finalists selected. They are Ashley Trevino, Natalie Carmona, Miguel Macia and Christiana Lopez.
In addition, McAllen High had the highest number of vocal finalists selected out of all schools that competed. They will be performing and competing at the 25th Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza Conference 7 Competition from December 5-7 at the Lila Cockerel Theatre in San Antonio.