November 3, 2023

Señor Contreras

Mariachi Aztlán director John Contreras has been committed to teaching students at Pueblo High School for the past 20 years.
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John Contreras is a mariachi musician and has served as the director of the award-winning Mariachi Aztlán de Pueblo High School for the past 20 years. Mariachi music has been an integral part of John’s life since age three, when his father taught him to play the guitar. He has spent his career passing along his knowledge and the heritage of mariachi music to generations of mariachi students. His career investment earned him the 2021 Governor’s Arts Award in Arts Education.

John Contreras es un músico mariachi y ha sido el director del galardonado Mariachi Aztlán de Pueblo High School por los últimos 20 años. La música mariachi ha sido una parte integra de la vida de John desde los tres años cuando su papá le enseñó a tocar la guitarra. Durante su carrera, él ha transmitido su conocimiento y herencia a generaciones de estudiantes mariachis. En el 2001, John recibió el premio Governor’s Arts Award por su trabajo en la educación del arte.

Producer: John DeSoto
Videographer: Robert Lindberg, Danny Sax
Editor: Diana Cadena
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