A group of North Side High School students performing with heavy hearts won the inaugural Texas Invitational Mariachi Competition at the Fort Worth Stock & Rodeo Saturday. The group performed two months after one of their members was killed in a crash with a suspected drunk driver. The 18-member group was missing Benjamin Castaneda, 17, who died Thanksgiving morning in…
When students join mariachi programs they make a commitment to a heavy schedule of practices and performances. There’s also a strong commitment to each other as teammates, North Side High School senior Lizbeth Valdez said. “We’re always together, practicing our vocals, our violins,” Valdez told NBC 5. The varsity team at North Side High School is 18 members strong and…
Fort Worth Mariachi Group Ready for Stock Show Debut, Remembers Teen Singer Killed by Drunken Driver
Police say Benjamin Castaneda, 17, was killed Thanksgiving by a drunk driver going the wrong way.