The Inaugural Oaxacan Philharmonic Bands Audition at UCR

On January 27, 2018 from 12:00pm-3:00pm, FOR THE FIRST TIME on any university campus in the state of California, even in the U.S., there will be a gathering of “Oaxacan Philharmonic Bands Audition” that will perform outside of the ARTS Building: Performance Lab 166 (Outdoor Area).

The University of

California, Riverside Department of Music is honored to host four indigenous Zapotec community based bands. The invited bands represent four generation of musicians with the two pioneering bands established in the late 1970’s, in addition to the first youth bands founded in the early 2000s:
Banda Filarmónica Santa Maria Xochixtepec
Banda Yatzachi El Bajo-Los Ángeles, CA
Banda Nueva Dinastía de Santiago Zoochila
Banda Filarmónica Maqueos Music

This gathering of Zapotec bands is a friendly competition showcasing the musical repertoire and musicianship of a band traditionally performed during a feast day celebration within indigenous communities in the Northern Sierra region in the state of Oaxaca, México.

The audition focuses on the interpretative quality of each band’s respective repertoire. At the end, all the bands will unite as one monumental band playing music composed by Oaxacan composers.

FREE and family friendly event! Come and be part of this inaugural event and enjoy an afternoon of regional music from México and beyond!

Free parking will be available in Parking Lot 1


El 27 de enero de 2018 de 12:00 p.m. a 3:00 p.m., POR PRIMERA VEZ en la universidad de Riverside estado de California, habrá una reunión de "Audición de Bandas Filarmónicas de Oaxaca" que se llevará a cabo fuera de el edificio ARTS: Performance Lab 166 (área al aire libre).

El Departamento de Música de la Universidad de California tiene el honor de ser el anfitrión de cuatro grupos indígenas de la comunidad Zapoteca. Las bandas invitadas representan a cuatro generaciones de músicos con las dos bandas pioneras establecidas a fines de la década de 1970, además de las primeras bandas juveniles fundadas a principios de la década de 2000:
Banda Filarmónica Santa María Xochixtepec
Banda Yatzachi El Bajo - Los Ángeles, CA
Banda Nueva Dinastía de Santiago Zoochila
Banda Filarmónica Maqueos Music

Este encuentro de bandas zapotecas es una competencia amistosa en la que se exhibe el repertorio musical y la musicalidad de una banda tradicionalmente representada durante una fiesta en las comunidades indígenas de la región norte de la sierra en el estado de Oaxaca, México.

¡Evento GRATUITO y familiar! Venga y sea parte de este evento inaugural y disfrute de una tarde de música regional de México y más allá.

Estacionamiento gratuito disponible en el estacionamiento 1

Campus Map (Mapa para Estacionamiento)

For more information on Booming Bandas of Los Angeles Check out:

“Booming Bandas of Los Ángeles: Gender and the Transnational Zapotec Philharmonic Brass Bands” in The Tide Was Always High
The Music of Latin America in Los Angeles. UC Press 2017.


Coordinator of event
Dr. Xóchitl C. Chávez

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900 University Ave, 92521
27 January , Saturday 12:00

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