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Dynamic Duo: Mariachi Los Caimanes Meets Houston Dynamo Aug. 31

UHD’s Mariachi Band Performs The National Anthem

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the Houston Dynamo vs. LAFC game at PNC Stadium at 7 p.m., Aug. 31 to watch UHD’s Mariachi Los Caimanes perform the National Anthem. 


Started in 2019 and led by veteran Houston musician and UHD Assistant Director of Student Activities Jose Vazquez, Mariachi Los Caimanes has received wide acclaim and performed at a variety of events across the city.

“Playing for the Dynamo is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our talented mariachi in front of what is expected to be a sold-out stadium, as Gareth Bale and Carlos Vela from LAFC come into town to play against Hector Herrera and the Houston Dynamo,” said Vazquez.  “Our mariachi has been hard at work this year. Partnering with the Houston Dynamo allows us to increase the visibility of UHD and is in line with our vision of becoming an anchor institution for Houston.”

Mariachi Los Caimanes includes students from all majors. This is their first stadium performance—come out to the stadium and cheer them on! 

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.