International Mariachi Festival
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International Mariachi Festival in National City

One of the violinist from the Mariachi Estrellas de Chula Vista plays during a solo performance. She and the group were performing on Sunday at the annual International Mariachi Festival in National City. (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
The violin line from Mariachi Estrellas de Chula Vista plays during a solo singing performance from one of their own fellow violinist. The group was performing on Sunday at the annual International Mariachi Festival in National City. (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Samuel Vasquez from San Ysidro High School warmed up before competing in the annual International Mariachi Festival in National City. (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Musicians warmed up off stage before performing and competing on Sunday at the annual International Mariachi Festival in National City. (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)

Students from the National City School District, grades 1 through 8 performed for the cheering crowd at the annual International Mariachi Festival in National City.

 (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Students from the Mariachi Ambiente group performed during Sunday for the annual International Mariachi Festival in National City. (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Dancers from the group, Danza Folklorica Nanahuatzin danced several number for the crowd at the annual International Mariachi Festival in National City. (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Mariachi Estrellas de Chula Vista played during their Sunday performance performance at the annual International Mariachi Festival in National City. (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Students from the Mariachi Ambiente group performed during Sunday for the annual International Mariachi Festival in National City. (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Students from National City, grade 1 through 8 performed for the cheering crowd at the annual International Mariachi Festival in National City. (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
A young girl from National City School District, grades 1 through 8 performed at the annual International Mariachi Festival in National City. (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
The girls from San Ysidro High School wore custom bow with their school name. (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Students from the Mariachi Ambiente group performed during Sunday for the annual International Mariachi Festival in National City. (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
One of the violinist from the Mariachi Estrellas de Chula Vista plays during a solo performance. She and the group were performing on Sunday at the annual International Mariachi Festival in National City. (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Students from the National City School District, grades 1 through 8, performed for the crowd at the annual International Mariachi Festival in National City. (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
The violin line from Mariachi Estrellas de Chula Vista plays during a solo singing performance from one of their own fellow violinist. The group was performing on Sunday at the annual International Mariachi Festival in National City. (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Mariachi fashion at the annual International Mariachi Festival in National City. (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Dancers from the group, Danza Folklorica Nanahuatzin danced several number for the crowd at the annual International Mariachi Festival in National City. (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Mariachi fashion at the annual International Mariachi Festival in National City. (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Students from the National City School District, grades 1 through 8, walk on stage to perform for the crowd at the annual International Mariachi Festival in National City. (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Mariachi fashion at the annual International Mariachi Festival in National City. (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
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