Mariachi Arizona, directed by Alberto Ranjel, provides students at the University of Arizona the chance to realize the rich musical heritage found here in the Southwest. This ensemble is well known both on campus and across the southwest. With annual performances during halftime shows of Arizona football games and dozens of other venues in the region, this high energy performance is not to be missed. Alberto Ranjel has been a pillar of the mariachi community for nearly his entire life. Known for his dynamic stage presence, vocal prowess, and violin precision, he is also a respected arranger, composer and educator.