Saturday, July 9th, 2016 at Carnaval del Sol!!
The School of Groove Cubanos are excited to be a part of Carnaval del Sol 2016! They will be present on the Kids Plaza from 5 – 6pm on July 9. They will give a half hour performance and will spend some time guiding the audience through some of the basic elements of Cuban Son. For more info about this amazing two-day free event go to http://www.carnavaldelsol.ca
Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at Point Grey Fiesta ( http://www.pointgreyfiesta.org ) 11:00
Join School of Groove Cubanos for some traditional Cuban Son! An exciting and inspiring presentation of what they learned in Santiago de Cuba in January.
Saturday, May 28th, 2016 at Collingwood Days (http://www.collingwooddays.com) 11:00
The School of Groove Cubanos will be playing on the MainStage on the grounds of Carlton Elementary (3250 Kingsway). The group will be presenting what they learned in their recent trip to Santiago de Cuba where they had they opportunity to study with some of the best traditional musicians.
Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at Sal y Limón (Fraser and Kingsway) at 7:30
Enjoy the best tacos in town and listen to some live Mariachi with Los Tesoros!
Saturday, June 13th, 2015 at Our Town Cafe (245 East Broadway)
End of term Fundraising performance by School of Groove groups, Los Tesoros and special guests! Show starts at 7:30. This is a fundraiser to help bring two groups of students to both Mexico (October 2015) and Cuba (January 2016). We will be selling Los Tesoros and School of Groove T-shirts and Mariachi for Gringos Volume I and II. Come support some great inspirational events!
Sunday, May 31st, 2015 at Sal y Limón (Fraser and Kingsway) from 1 – 3pm
Enjoy the best tacos in town and listen to some live Mariachi with Los Tesoros!
Saturday, May 30th, 2015 at Collingwood Days
Los Tesoros will be part of this great community festival as roving performers on the Carlton Elementary School grounds. between noon and 1:30.
More info here: http://www.collingwooddays.com
Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at Los Amigos Taqueria (1118 Davie St.)
Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Los Tesoros, 8 – 9pm.
Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 Salt Spring Island Legion (120 Blain Rd, Salt Spring Island)
Los Tesoros will be playing a Cinco de Mayo celebration on Salt Spring Island!! It will be a very fun adventure for the group. If you are anywhere near the island, come check us out!
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Sal y Limón (Fraser and Kingsway)
Los Tesoros will be at their favourite taco place! Show starts at 7:00. Come enjoy some delicious food and help support the group’s fundraising efforts to participate in workshops in Rosarito Beach, Mexico in October 2015!
Friday, March 27 – Saturday, March 28 – Viva el Mariachi Femenil! (various venues)
Los Tesoros and members of School of Groove will be part of this two-day cultural event honouring the participation of women in Mexican mariachi music, based on the work of Dr. Leonor Xochitl Perez.
For tickets to the Saturday night concert go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1312057 or visit http://www.mariachiwomen.org for more information.
Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at Our Town Cafe (245 East Broadway)
Annual School of Groove Fundraising event! Show starts at 8:00 and will feature both the Tuesday and Saturday School of Groove groups, Mariachi Los Tesoros (formerly Vancouver’s Youth Mariachi) and guest performers.
Admission by donation, all proceeds go to support lasting musical experiences for youths.
Saturday. November 29th, 2014 at Bear Creek Pavilion, Surrey
Event hosted by the Latin Integration Society. Vancouver’s Youth Mariachi – Los Tesoros, will perform at 11:40 – 12:00.
October 1 – 5, 2014 at Rosarito Beach, Mexico
Members of Vancouver Youth Mariachi Band will be participating in an International Mariachi Festival including workshops, a local performance and competition.
Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at Metamorfest
Vancouver’s Youth Mariachi Band will be on at 1:00 at the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House Community Festival Metamorfest.
Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at Burrard View Park (650 North Penticton St, Vancouver)
Vancouver’s Youth Mariachi Band will be playing at a Community Potluck from 6:30 – 7:30.
Saturday, June 21st, 2014 at the Point Grey Fiesta!
The School of Groove Band will be performing from 3:15 – 3:45. Please go to http://www.pointgreyfiesta.org for more info about this fantastic community event!
Saturday, June 21st at Bonsor Complex (6550 Bonsor Ave, Burnaby)
Vancouver’s Youth Mariachi will be performing as a part of Burnaby’s Multicultural Festival. The event takes place from 11:00am – 4:00pm and the group will play a short set from 1:05 – 1:20.
Friday, June 20th at Our Town Cafe (245 East Broadway)
School of Groove’s Tuesday and Wednesday after school classes will be presenting the fruits of their hard work from the last few months. Also appearing will be some special guests… a few budding young guitarists as well as Vancouver’s Youth Mariachi Band! The show will start at 7:45. Admission by donation. All proceeds will help support music education in our community.
Sunday, June 15th, 2014 at Tapas 23 (3941 Main St)
Vancouver’s Youth Mariachi will be performing outside of Tapas 23 as a part of Car Free Day! We will play a couple of sets from 2:00 – 4:00
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Vinci’s Cafe (194 west 3rd Ave, Vancouver)
The School of Groove Home-Learners group will be presenting their end of term concert. In eight classes the group has learned some songs from Cuba and some skills on djembe and marimba to present an African style composition. It will be a short presentation from 12:45 – 1:15. Danay Sinclair will be our guest singer.
Sunday, May 4th, 2014 at Sal y Limon Mexican Restaurant
Vancouver’s Youth Mariachis at a Cinco de Mayo celebration and fundraiser to help bring the group to Rosarito Beach, Mexico for a festival and workshops. Show from 2:30 – 3:30.
Sunday, May 4th, 2014
Vancouver’s Youth Mariachis playing at a Birthday Party 1:00 – 2:00.
Friday, May 2, 2014 at Bonsor Complex in Burnaby
Cinco de Mayo celebration for the seniors. Event from noon – 2pm, Vancouver’s Youth Mariachis from 1:00 – 1:45.
Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 7841 10th Ave in Burnaby
Vancouver’s Youth Mariachi Band will be playing for the inaugural Kermes Mexicana (a fair for all ages – Mexican Style!)
Event is from 12:00 – 6:00 and our group will play a short set at noon.
Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House.
Vancouver’s Youth Mariachi is playing at this private event to help one of the members celebrate her Bat Mitzvah!
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Laura Secord Elementary.
Members of the School of Groove Band will be performing as a part of Laura Secord’s Earth Day Celebrations!
Saturday, March 15th, 2014 at Our Town Cafe, 245 East Broadway, 7:45 – 9:00
The School of Groove classes from Tuesday and Saturday, as well as the youth Mariachi band, will be presenting some new repertoire that they have been working on since January. Come experience the music of Cuba, Brazil, Mexico, Africa and some contemporary repertoire.
Admission is by donation($5 suggested minimum). Ongoing fundraising to provide bursaries, subsidize our program in schools and take select groups to cultural events to further their development and inspire them!
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 – 5:30 – 6:00
Youth Mariachi Band will be playing at the Crystal Ballroom at the Hilton in Burnaby as a part of the Inspiring Stories, Inspiring People event. The event will explore Burnaby’s rich cultural heritage through performance, music, art and storytelling. Our group will play from 5:30 – 6:00 to welcome guests and then other entertainment will follow from 6:00 – 9:00
Please contact Michelle for more info at 604 440 2355
Saturday, December 7th and Friday, December 13th, 2013
Both shows start at 7:30
This time we are hitting both ends of town, we’ve got to spread the Groove!
December 7th will be at Our Town Cafe (245 East Broadway)
This is our usual East-side venue and we’re always honoured to play in such a warm and welcoming establishment. Come prepared to be entertained and warmed up by some tropical entertainment! Our Tuesday and Saturday classes will be presenting some rhythms from Cuba and Africa as well as something a little more local, that will be a surprise! Joining the groups will be some of our amazing faculty and guest Cuban performers including Robin Layne, Toto Berriel and Danay Sinclair.
Also performing will be Canada’s only known youth Mariachi Band! We were just in Rosarito Beach, Mexico for some workshops at the beginning of October and we have a couple of tunes to share. And to top it all off.. a special performance by some of the members of Mariachi de Sol!
Our West-side appearance will be on December 13th at Wired Monk (2610 West 4th Ave).
Much of the same line-up for this show and we’re looking forward to gathering some new followers and participants in our unique music program.
Remember that this is a fundraising event and Wired Monk owner will be donating $2 of each beer sold that evening!
We will be raffling some fun prizes! So even if you can’t make it to the show, you can still have a chance to win! Please see the list below. Raffle tickets cost $3 each, 2 for $5 or 5 for $10.
– $25 gift certificate from Sal y Limon Mexican Restaurant
– Travel mug and pound of coffee from Our Town Cafe
– Bottle of tequila with two shot glasses
– Wine and cheese package with carry bag and cheese knife set
– A 45-minute show from a professional children’s party entertainer, with a unique street theatre story-telling act. (http://www.pangaea-arts.com/kamishibai/)
And we’re really looking forward to raising enough money to be able to offer our program to less fortunate children and to bring our program to schools, so every cent counts! If you really want to help out but are unable to attend either of the events, you may still contribute by going to the Donate page and scrolling to the bottom of the where you will find the Donate button. Thank-you!
October 2nd – 5th, 2013
Youth Mariachi Band participating in Mariachi Festival in Rosarito Beach, Mexico. 3 days of workshops with master musicians and a competition!
Thursday, September 19th, 2013
Youth Mariachi band, Los Castorcitos, will be playing at Burrard View Park(650 North Penticton St) for the neighbourhood potluck. So come on down, bring a dish to share and enjoy the vibrant music of Mexico. The band will play at 6:15 near the playground.
Saturday, June 22nd, 2013
The School of Groove Band will be playing their final show of the season before taking a break for the summer! We’ll be at Our Town Cafe (245 East Broadway) . Show starts at 7:30.
Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
The School of Groove Home-Learners group will be playing at Our Town Cafe for their end of term concert. It will be an all Cuban set with guest singer Danay Sinclair.
Show at 7:45
Sunday, May 26th, 2013
The School of Groove Band will be performing at Queen Victoria Annex (1850 East 3rd Ave) on Sunday, May 26th for a Spring Festival.
The group will be playing at 12:00PM.