Interview with Mariachi Pancho Villa from West Palm Beach

by Maestro on March 20, 2011

in bands, Mariachi

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Group Name: Mariachi Pancho Villa
Year of Foundation: 1995
Director’s Name: Henry Meneses
Musical Director’s Name: Henry Meneses
City: West Palm Beach
State: Florida
Country: Unites States


Serenata Mariachi (SM): Henry Meneses, from Mariachi Pancho Villa, welcome to Serenata Mariachi.

(HM): One of the best known bands of traditional Mexican music in Florida is “MARIACHI PANCHO VILLA”. As a group, Mariachi Pancho Villa has been in existence for well over 15 years. Since its beginning in 1995 Mariachi Pancho Villa has displayed an enthusiasm in its music, performing, professionalism and dedication which it has established itself as a leader in its genre under the direction of its founder and bandleader Henry Meneses. Mariachi Pancho Villa not only plays traditional Mexican Music they also play Instrumental, Classical, Cumbias, Sones, Polkas, international, and more, Entertaining and arranging events according to customer needs and wants.


(SM): Where does the name of the group come from?

(HM): The name came from Francisco Villa or better known “Pancho Villa”, was one of the most prominent Mexican Revolutionary generals.

(SM): How many musicians there are in your group?

(HM): Most of the time we are 4 musicians but we have more musicians available if a special customer request . 2 Trumpets, Vihuela and Guitarron


(SM): Does your group perform original compositions by its own members?

(HM): Not yet, but very soon!

(SM): Does your group make its own arrangements?

(HM): Yes!

(SM): What is your major musical inspiration?

(HM): My Family

(SM): Do you have any advice for young musicians who want to perform mariachi music?

(HM): I would say to them that Mariachi is for me the most beautiful Folklore around of the World, so “vale la pena tocar mariachi y sentirlo asi.”


(SM): What is your most memorable anecdote regarding the group?

(HM): We have a lot anecdotes but one very funny was when we were playing in a big party for a “dog birthday”

(SM): Is there anything else we should know about Mariachi Pancho Villa?

(HM): We have two websites where people can get all information about the Mariachi Pancho Villa like pictures, videos, events, testimonials, and more visit: www.mariachipanchovilla.com and www.palmbeachmariachi.com

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Tienen bonitos trajes. buen grupo.

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