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What is a mariachi band?

Mariachi bands are rooted in Mexican culture. Traditional mariachi bands consisted of two or more members playing stringed instruments, wearing regional costumes adapted from the charro (Mexican horseman or cowboy). Modern mariachi bands, which are likely what you’re looking for when searching for a mariachi band for hire, feature at least four members who play stringed instruments (violin, vihuela, bass guitar called guitarron) and one or more trumpets. The costumes have remained the same, but now trumpets are synonymous with mariachi music. Mariachi bands for hire often play a wide range of music, including styles originating from Mexico and adopted from elsewhere. These include jarabes, waltzes, serenades, corridos (Mexican ballads), ranchera, cumbia, and more. Mariachi bands for hire bring a festive and soulful element to a party, birthday, wedding, corporate affair, fundraiser or community event. UNESCO has inscribed mariachi music on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

How much does a mariachi band cost?

A mariachi band will bring your party or event alive with their fabulous costumes, beautiful playing and strong vocals. The cost of a mariachi band for hire will depend on how many players are in the group. Each musician in a performance group needs to be paid, so pricing is usually based on the number of mariachis (musicians), the location of the event (and travel time required), and the length of the performance. Day of the week also affects cost, as does day — Christmas, New Year’s Eve and other major holidays will cost more than regular days. The national average cost for live bands of all types ranges between $740 and $1,200. Depending on where you live and regional rates for performers, you might expect to pay between $65 and $120 per hour, per player. Mariachi groups may have 12-15 players available for performance at one time, depending on your budget. Here are some examples of how the number of players affects average cost:

  • Four mariachis: $300 per hour for weeknights, $400 per hour for weekends.
  • Five mariachis: $350 per hour for weeknights, $400-$450 per hour for weekends. Weekends may have a minimum number of hours.
  • Six mariachis: $400 per hour for weeknights, $450-$500 per hour for weekends.

How many mariachis can a band have?

A mariachi band for hire can have as many players as you like. Modern mariachi bands typically have a minimum of four players with the trumpet playing a vital musical role along with stringed instruments such as the violin, guitarrón (a Mexican bass guitar with a deep body), vihuela (a Spanish stringed guitar) and guitar. Strong vocals are also an important component of mariachi bands for hire, since one or more of the players will be singing during the performance. For a truly spectacular show, you can hire a mariachi band with 15 or more players. The medley of stringed instruments, multiple trumpets, soaring vocals, and even an accordion or harp is powerful and beautiful. Mariachis typically wear the traditional costume of charros — Mexican horsemen. The look is a very regal, monotone suit, often in black or white, with silver adornments and embroidery. Mariachi bands often wear sombreros as well. Traditional mariachi bands were only made up of two or more players, according to a UNESCO report celebrating the cultural heritage of the musical style. The style of music originated in the state of Jalisco. Now the style of music is symbolic of Mexico but is celebrated all over the world, and adds a fabulous vibrancy to any group’s events, parties and weddings.

Reviews for Manhattan wedding singers
Nathalia W.
Rorie is a sweet and professional singer. She played in my wedding and I am really satisfied with her work. Good price, perfect voice and professionalism defines her.
Rorie KellyRorie Kelly
Valeria B.
I cannot thank Ramiro enough for showing up to our wedding dinner ready to perform such amazing songs!!! Not only did he set the mood but he also worked with the crowds energy making it magical for my wedding day. I gave him a very small window to prepare and yet he nailed it t for me. He brought an amazing singer as well and I’m sorry I cannot remember your name but your voice was beautiful. Thank you for your humbleness and professionalism. You will not regret booking him
Ramiro Marziani MusicRamiro Marziani Music
Alix & Matt K.
Ryan and his assembled band (a singer + upright bass) were an incredible addition to our special day. He accommodated all of our requests, even when it was down to the week before our wedding. All in all he pulled together the trio in great time as we planned this all in short order and completely delivered! They looked great and sounded great and we heard rave reviews throughout the evening. Highly recommend Ryan for any music needs.
Ryan Slatko MusicRyan Slatko Music
Tara Y.
Miriam paired up with Alberto Pibiri to perform at our wedding celebration at the Nomad Hotel Rooftop. Both Miriam, singer and Alberto, pianist looked fabulous on the day and their performance and music selection was perfect. Communication was very clear and prompt from inquiry up until the day of. Miriam helped recommend songs according to the vibe we were looking for and even accommodated my husband's special song request of "Layla" by learning it prior to the day. They performed some jazz and romantic songs that added such a special unique element to our wedding. They were both extremely positive, professional and polished and we couldn't be happier that we chose them. All of our guests were extremely impressed and can not stop raving about them. If you are looking for a duo at your wedding, Alberto and Miriam are it! Thank you both again!
MiriamMiriam
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