School mariachi club holds fundraising dance to help students pay prom expenses

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The Brawley Union High School Mariachi Club performing at the dance held on Wednesday night.
The Brawley Union High School Mariachi Club performing at the dance held on Wednesday night.

BRAWLEY — Although basketball season is over, the Brawley Union High School gymnasium was filled with students moving and shuffling across the hardwood floor on Wednesday night in support for a greater cause.

“Our goal is to raise funds to help students with low income for prom,” explained Octavio Alvarez, a math teacher at BUHS and the organizer of the event. “For girls with low income, we will donate everything we make tonight.”

From 7 to 9 p.m., The BUHS Mariachi Club held their first dance fundraiser in the school’s gymnasium. All proceeds are directly benefited towards students with low income for their prom needs.

“This is the first time we have done this,” said Alvarez.

After making a small donation, students were able to enjoy live music from the school’s Mariachi Club and dance the night away. There were plenty of club members with notable talent who would switch on and off throughout the dance to keep guests entertained the entirety of the dance.

“The turnout was good,” commented Alvarez. “I couldn’t give an estimate on how many students attended because students are still coming throughout the night. We’re doing fine according to our door greeter who is collecting the money.”

Students at the dance moving to live music played by the school's Marachi Club.
Students at the dance moving to live music played by the school’s Marachi Club.
Students at the dance moving to live music played by the school's Marachi Club.
Students at the dance moving to live music played by the school’s Marachi Club.