(event) Big Squeeze Talent Showcase – La Joya – La Joya High School

Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event
Event Date: 
Sat Feb 11, 2017 -
11:00AM to 1:00PM

Big Squeeze Talent Showcase – La Joya
Saturday February 11, 2017

(11am Registration, Show: 12-1pm)

La Joya High School

Mariachi Hall

604 Coyote Dr, La Joya, TX 78560 

Texas Folklife and La Joya High School are pleased to announce that our second Big Squeeze Talent Showcase of 2017 will take place at La Joya High School's Alejandro "Alex" H. Saenz Performing Arts Center on Saturday, February 11, 2017. 

We are excited to find and showcase accordion talent! We are looking for accordion players ages 21 and under to showcase their performance abilities in three main accordion genre categories: Polka, Cajun / Zydeco and Conjunto. The Polka genre will include German, Czech, and Polish traditions. Cajun / Zydeco will include Creole, Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions. Conjunto will include Norteño and Tejano. Please contact Texas Folklife if you are unsure under which category your music falls. 

This showcase emphasizes Conjunto but players of all genres are welcome to participate. All young accordionists in any of the above styles are encouraged to show up an hour before start time to register for our contest. The event will take place from 12pm-1pm. The event is free and open to the public. 

For details, entry rules and entry form, GO TO: http://www.texasfolklife.org/bigsqueeze2017

Spring Conjunto Concert to follow with performances by Juarez-Lincoln High School's Conjunto Sol, La Joya High School's Conjunto Los Diamantes, Palmview High School's Conjunto La Tradicion. (Tickets $6)

Sponsors: Texas Folklife, Texas Music Office, Texas Polka News, La Joya High School