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Sat, Mar 26


Room 119, Minor Hall-CPAC, CSU Fullerton

Workshop 4 - Mariachi: Community in the Classroom

Join us for our 4th workshop IN PERSON or streamed via Zoom!

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Workshop 4 - Mariachi: Community in the Classroom
Workshop 4 - Mariachi: Community in the Classroom

Time & Location

Mar 26, 2022, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Room 119, Minor Hall-CPAC, CSU Fullerton, 800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92831, USA

About The Event

Workshop #4: March 26, 2022

9:00am-12:30pm PST

IN PERSON or streamed via Zoom

Mariachi: Community in the Classroom


Mark Santos

Registration:    8:30 am-9:00 am

Workshop:       9:00 am-12:30 pm

Masks required for all in-person participants.​ Bring your own instrument to play along! All instruments welcomed!

About the workshop:

Mariachi music is more than just a musical group or ensemble. It’s a tradition that is steeped in community. Join Mark Santos as he guides you through the process of cultivating a mariachi community in the classroom. Now, more than ever, is the time to connect with students and nurture their social emotional connections. Learn how to elevate student leaders in the classroom and the importance in running an autonomous rehearsal. You’ll receive song suggestions and the tools to discover more repertoire for this culturally important musical genre.


About the Clinician:

Mr. Mark Santos has been Director of Instrumental Music at Godinez Fundamental HS since Fall 2016. He currently teaches Marching Band, Concert Band, Beginning Band, Beginning Orchestra, and Advanced Orchestra. Before coming to Godinez, he taught at Abraham Lincoln HS (Los Angeles, CA) and Legacy VAPA HS (South Gate, CA). He has taught Marching Band, Concert Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band, Mariachi, and Choir.

Mr. Santos attended Mt. Carmel HS in San Diego where he participated in Marching Band, Jazz Band A, the spring musical, Wind Ensemble I, and Symphony Orchestra. He received his Bachelor of Music Performance with an emphasis on Classical Bass Trombone from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (Ohio). He received a Master of Arts in Teaching Music and CA Teaching Credential from the University of Southern California. While at USC he also served as a TA and eventually Assistant Director of the USC Trojan Marching Band, a position he held until he left in 2016.

In August of 2016, Mr. Santos started Godinez Fundamental High School's first ever marching band: The Black and Gold Regiment. In the fall of 2017, the Black and Gold Regiment competed for the first time in the school's history. Over the next 4 years, Godinez's ensembles will perform at more district and community events than any other high school in the district. In 2020 and 2021, Mr. Santos was recognized by Santa Ana Unified and the City of Santa Ana for his contributions to the community and arts education in the district.


California State University Fullerton

Room 119 (Minor Hall) is in the CPAC building (Clayes Performing Arts Center)

800 North State College Boulevard, Fullerton, CA 92831


You may park in the Nutwood Parking Structure on the corner of Nutwood/State College (free to park on Weekends). See a map of the campus here

Zoom Options:

NOTE: This workshop is designed for in-person participants. However, if you cannot attend in person, you are welcome to view the Zoom Livestream. You must attend live on Zoom during the workshop hours from 9:00am-12:30pm Pacific Time. There will be no recording available after the workshop. We will do our best to accomodate the needs of Zoom attendees but because of the unpredictable nature of the internet, we cannot guarantee perfect audio/visuals. Zoom participants will be unable to participate in the full workshop experience with circle games, etc, but will view all in-person activities, receive the handout, and will be given the opportunity to ask questions.


In-Person: $20 KASC Members/Non-Members (non-members get member pricing for this workshop!)

Livestream via Zoom: $15 KASC Members/Non-Members (MUST ATTEND EVENT LIVE DURING WORKSHOP HOURS. There will be no recording available.)

FREE Full-time students:

If you are a full-time student and want to attend our workshop for free, then become a FREE member of OAKE with KASC as your chapter! Be sure to select "full-time student" as your membership type.

(Current student members will receive a coupon code for free admission via email. If you become a full-time student and haven't received the coupon code, email us at and we will provide it!)

*NOTE* The email containing the Zoom Link will be sent to EVERYONE on Friday, March 25 at 9:00am.  Our email automations are sent from "" and the subject will be "Workshop #4 Tomorrow!". Please check your junk mail if it seems you did not receive this email! You may register all the way up until 9:00am on the day of the event. If you register for the in person ticket but are unable to attend, you are welcome to attend the Zoom livestream but no refunds will be given.


  • Workshop #4: IN PERSON

    3/26/22 from 9am-12:30pm.

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  • Workshop #4: Zoom access

    3/26/22 from 9am-12:30pm Pacific Time. (MUST ATTEND EVENT LIVE DURING WORKSHOP HOURS. There will be no recording available.)

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