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 This Festival is for the Kids

 

You probably know that the annual Rosarito Beach International Mariachi & Folklórico Festival is a fun family event chock full of music, dancing, and the traditions of Mexican culture. You also probably know that all the net proceeds benefit the Club de Ninos de Ninas de Playas de Rosarito (The Boys and Girls Club of Rosarito), a non-profit organization whose sole mission is to help the at-risk children of our community become all that they can be. But did you know that this year, before the festivities ever begin, we host three days of intense workshops to teach young mariachis, cantantes, y bailes de folklórico reach their full potential? This is our proven way of keeping the culture alive.

 

This past year (2012), we were fortunate to enroll nearly 300 students in our workshops. It is our goal this year to have a minimum of 500 (musicians, vocalists, and dancers) attend. The classes are for boys and girls of all ages and skill levels, beginning at 10 years going up. They will be taught, once again, by these top-flight Musical and Artistic Directors and their hand-picked instructors, the best that the United States and Mexico have to offer: Salvador Gallegos, Mark Fogelquist, Cindy Shea, Beto Jimenez Maeda, Melinda Salcido, Angel Garcia, Richard Mata, Jaime Valenzuela, Adrian Perez, Ricardo Munguia, Jose Luis Baca, Jimena Duarte Baca, Marisa Gallegos, Eduardo Vera, and Gilberto Valenzuela. These teachers, many of them Grammy Award-winners, will be creating a unique course of study specifically designed to maximize each student's improvement during their time together. Additional staff of the highest quality will be added to handle the increased numbers of attendees that we expect to join our classes.

 

Some play an instrument and sing while others come to dance but all of them love the tradition and want to make it part of their lives. These workshops…and the Participants Showcase that concludes the three days of intensive study…teach more than musical skills. They also teach history and heritage while each young person gains self-confidence, pride, inspiration, commitment, and a sense of self-discipline. That’s what the workshops are all about!

 

To keep the experience affordable, we rely on generous donations from the community. For this reason we invite you to be a Padrino de los Talleres (a Patron of the Workshops) and ensure that the mariachi and folklórico traditions continue to thrive. Your generosity will be a gift that keeps on giving to help the children of your community achieve their full potential.

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Yes, I want to be a Padrino de los Talleres

 _____ $100  _____ $200  _____ $500

Enclosed is: __________ (Note: 100% of your donation is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law)

We accept cash, checks, money orders and credit cards.

The full & correct name of our charity is: Club de Ninos y Ninas Sección Rosarito

It is most important that you make out your checks and money orders to that exact name for both banking and charitable donation purposes.

Please mail your checks/money orders to Gil Sperry, Suite 623, PO BOX 439060, San Diego, CA 92143-9060

Do not mail cash. Call me at (619) 887-9288 if this is your preferred method of payment to arrange a mutually convenient time and place to meet. 

 

You will receive a receipt for all contributions as well as the name of the youngster(s) that you will be sponsoring.

              Padrino de los Talleres Package $100.00 

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