Connecticut’s first mariachi band, Fiesta del Norte is a Mexican Mariachi band performing the traditional folk and popular music of Mexico.
Dressed in traditional sombreros and “charro” outfits, our repertoire spans from the Mariachis of Jalisco to the Nortenas of Chihuahua, to the harp music of Vera Cruz, down to the Marimba music of Chiapas.
All this played on authentic instruments such as guitar, vihuela, guitarron, violin, trumpet and with beautiful singing throughout. Song translations, storytelling and cultural insights are interwoven between musical numbers.
Educational presentations by Fiesta del Norte have been tailored to fit any age group ranging from K through 12. Programs include short musical examples from our repertoire, an introduction to the various instruments we play. Click the button below to learn more.
From concerts to school assemblies to just about any event you can image—Fiesta del Norte has performed at them. Take a look at Fiesta del Norte's Photo Album. Have a picture of FDN that you'd like to share? Click this link to send it to us!!
Fiesta del Norte has performed all over New England as well as the Tri-state area. Just some of the locations they have performed include: ESPN, Six Flags, The Bronx Museum of Arts, The Hartford Public Library, Mohegan Sun & Foxwoods Casinos.
“On behalf of the Mexican Committee for Yankee Homecoming we want to thank you and your band members for a wonderful, memorable performance which made our event!”
— Peg Fredrickson, Committee Chairperson, Newburyport, MA
“Fiesta del Norte is a vibrant, energetic music ensemble that makes valuable contributions to the promotion of Mexican and Latin American cultures.“
— Juan Daniel Brito, Social Worker, Mary Hooker Elementary School, Hartford, CT
“The Music, costumes, and cultural information were terrific. Thank you so much for helping us to celebrate the culture of Mexico in such a fun and exciting way.”
— Sue Jensen, Willes-Turner Memorial Library, Glastonbury, CT
“Never has learning been so palatable!“
— Auden diCorcia-D’Amato, Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT