Students learn mariachi music and instruments in the after-school program in Anaheim
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ANAHEIM, California – Students at Ponderosa Elementary love the sound of music filling their classroom.
Students learn about mariachi music and how to play instruments as part of the Anaheim Elementary School District’s Extended Learning Opportunities program.
“My favorite part about mariachi music is that it has trumpets, it has music,” said Andres Hernandez, a fifth grader at Ponderosa Elementary School.
Latino students make up 85 percent of the district, so most kids, like Andres, are familiar with this genre of music.
Anaheim Elementary School District music curriculum specialist Mark Anderson says it gives students the opportunity to discover a new passion.
“It just gives them more opportunities to explore something that they might eventually fall in love with,” Anderson said.
Mariachi will only be held at Ponderosa for nine weeks before moving to a new school. The goal is to expand it.
“I really recommend doing the after-school program because you could actually get into a lot of programs and have fun,” Andres said.