Check out This Elementary School Conjunto Group from Edinburg
What an awesome sight to see our Tejano and Conjunto culture going to our next generation. One elementary school in Edinburg, Texas is actually offering a class that teaches about Conjunto music. It was actually a student's idea. How awesome is that?
4th Grade teacher from Betts Elementary, Emannuel Leon, says that one of his students that played the accordion brought up the idea of this class. Leon has been thinking about doing something like this for a few years. The students started gathering little by little after school and started to learn. With the support of the school administration, this project was funded and now we have an Elementary School Conjunto group. This makes me so happy!
Three of the band members are 5th graders, the accordionist is a 4th grader, and the other is also a one-third grader in the group. The name of the Elementary school group is Los Peligrosos
The accordion player is 4th grader Eduardo Falcon and says,' he has a lot of fun playing the accordion.'
The bomba player is Juaquin Martinez he 'loves all of the different sounds that the conga makes
The bajo sexto player is Oziel Martinez 'I wanted to learn the bajo sexto.' 'There are so many tones on it.' Right now he is practicing 'Tao Tao.'
The drum player is 3rd grader Fernando Enriquez 'it makes cool noises and it inspires me.'
The bass guitar player is Ezequiel Costilla 'We practice a lot. Thank you Mr. Loen for teaching me how to play the bass and letting me be in this band.'
Kuddos to Betts Elementary in Edinburg for allowing our culture to be shared with our next generation.