Westminster High School’s Mariachi de la Luna, a member of the Westminster Public Schools Creative Arts Pipeline, aims to create a world fully enriched by music through the study, composition, and performance of Mariachi music, inspiring personal growth, a positive school culture, and healthy communities. During 2018-2019, the Mariachi de la Luna performed for several community events including Metropolitan State University’s Lalo Delgado Festival, MSU’s Colorado Statewide Mariachi Workshop and Concert, the Cherry Creek Diversity Conference, the Women’s Conference in Brighton, and for the donor reception of the Young Latino Philanthropists - Latino Community Foundation of Colorado at the Governor's Residence at Boettcher Mansion. Additionally, the Rose Community Foundation of the Young Latino Philanthropists generously awarded the Mariachi de la Luna a grant to purchase their first vihuela and guitarrón.
Now in its second year, the ensemble’s roster currently includes twenty 10th-12th grade students, and due to increased interest, the Westminster High School Mariachi program expects to add two additional high school ensembles for the 2019-2020 year with potential future growth to the middle school level. The Mariachi de la Luna are under the direction of Michael Linert, Westminster High School’s Performing Arts department chair and director of Orchestras and Mariachi, and have also received additional essential and impactful advisement from Dr. Lorenzo Trujillo of the Mariachi Los Correcaminos de MSU Denver, José Hernández of Mariachi Sol de Mexico, and the faculty of the National Summer Workshop for Mariachi Educators run by Marcia Neel.
The WHS Mariachi department comprises of the Mariachi de la Luna ensemble with feeders from the orchestra, guitar, band, and choir programs. All students must play an instrument and sing in order to be considered for our mariachi ensembles. Thank you for visiting our website, and have a great day!