The Veterans Memorial High School mariachis performed at the University Interscholastic League(UIL) Regional Contest. The contest rates on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 is superior excellence in tone, technique, musicianship, and presentation. Both mariachis, the Junior Varsity Toros Azules and Varsity Toros de Plata received a Division 1 rating in all fields. The Varsity Toros de Plata advanced to the state competition for their second time; they will compete at the UIL State Mariachi Festival Pilot in San Antonio on March 11.

Varsity, from left, Horacio Salinas, Phillip Cantu, Gerardo Gonzalez, Edgardo Perez, Adam Barrera, Samantha Perez*, Ashley Gonzalez*, Ayla Gonzalez, Zeleen Leal, Joshua Troy Alcaraz, Korayma Alba, Leslie Hernandez*, Aylin Salinas, Aurora De La Rosa, Valeria Munoz, and Victoria Cantu. *attend Mission Collegiate High School.