A Clark County school band just performed on their biggest stage yet.
Wednesday was a historic day for our nation, as President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn in. January 20, 2021 is certainly an inauguration we will all remember, for more reasons than one. For one, our nation swore in its first Black, South Asian female vice president. And among other Inauguration Day firsts, mass crowds at the nation’s capital were replaced with a virtual Parade Across America, allowing for dancers, drum lines, singers and athletes from all over the country to represent their communities.
— Biden Inaugural Committee (@BidenInaugural) January 20, 2021
Mariachi Joya from Las Vegas High School was chosen to represent Nevada in the virtual event, bringing their musical talents to the national stage. The band has over 200 members, 14 of which were selected to participate in this special occasion. In a prerecorded virtual production, the talented students performed an original song, Tema, and the band’s rendition of Tierra de Mariachi by Jose Hernandez.
Check out the full performance here:
Although Mariachi Joya’s performance in Wednesday’s inaugural parade was their first time on the national stage, it wasn’t their first performance for President Biden. The students in the LVHS mariachi band put on a show for Biden last year during a stop in Vegas on his campaign trail, and were invited by his team last week to share their talents again, this time with everyone.
The students’ performance was just as amazing as expected, and was a special moment of representation and appreciation for some of the music and culture that makes Nevada so wonderful.
You can watch the full streaming of the inaugural Parade Across America here (begins at 5:22:54).
[Featured image: Mariachi Joya de Las Vegas High School]