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The Mariachi de Azusa is featured on today's Cinco de Mayo weekend edition of Midday Sunday. The mariachi is made up of students from grades 3 through 12 from schools in the Azusa Unified School District. The after school program gives young people an opportunity to learn about music and Mexican-America culture. They study singing, guitar, violin and trumpet. Many graduates have gone on to become professional singers and musicians.

The Mariachi de Azusa project began fifteen years ago, and for the past eight years it has been funded by annual concerts in the Azusa area. These are the details for this year's benefit concert:

Friday, May 16, 2014

6:00 to 9:00 pm

Gladstone High School Gymnasium

1340 North Enid Avenue, Covina

Ticket donations are $15 for adults and $5 for children aged 5 to 18.

Dinner plates are $5.

Tickets will be available at the door or in advance by calling (626) 858-6182 or (626) 858-6152

The the proceeds from the benefit concert go directly to the Mariachi de Azusa program.

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