The Mariachi Alegre is composed of four musicians who love to play mariachi music. As you can imagine, there are many mariachi bands in Tucson. Our band, however, has taught most of the other groups here all there is to know about playing mariachi. That’s right, we have been around this area for the past 30 years, and have been preparing other bands to take the stage for over 20 years. I guess you could say that we are a Tucson “institution”.
George Bejarano started this band in 2010 with members from the original Mariachi Internacional America de Gilberto Velez. From 1985 – 2002, the original Mariachi Internacional America de Gilberto Velez played at a restaurant named El Mariachi Restaurant which was located in downtown Tucson. It was there that the band learned the invaluable lesson of how to play for a distinct clientele. Over the past 40 years, we have played for our own restaurant, for weddings, at masses, funerals, memorials, quinceneras, memorials, inaugurations, graduations, holidays, concerts and more.
We have also been fortunate enough to be a traveling band, as we have performed at the Milwaukee Summerfest, the Indianapolis Festival, and at Scotland’s Edinburgh Music Festival. As you can tell, out of town performances are no problemo for us. Give us notice, and we can come to you.
Our band is…
- Musically knowledgeable
- Trained and well-educated for playing during Mass
- Appreciated and enjoyed by our audiences
Let us add that little something extra to your next special occasion. To get a price quote or to set up a certain date for the band to perform, call:
Nothing adds as much excitement to an event as Mariachi Band Alegre Tucson. Our name says it all!