Mariachi with 5th, 6th , 7th and 8th graders
Since 2010, ACC has formed a mariachi group, Mariachi ACC. Mariachi music is a form of folk music from Mexico. Mariachi ACC is led by experienced Mariachi musician and retired music teacher, Cristela Frias Koski. The incoming 5th graders are able to attend the ACC summer school mariachi tryouts and then are chosen in September to form the mariachi group. Mariachi ACC performs for school celebrations and represents the school at many community events throughout the school year. Mariachi ACC practices 1 day per week after school and scholars who participate are expected to maintain good grades and be positive role models.