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Rufus Woods | Mariachi ‘feeds the soul’ of students

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The Wenatchee Valley welcomes back Mark Fogelquist this week. The creator of Wenatchee School District’s amazing Mariachi program brings his latest group — Mariachi Estrellas de Chula Vista — to perform in two concerts on Saturday.

The program he started has flourished under the leadership of successive directors. The program is currently being led by Ramon Rivera and it attracts more than 300 students.

The music has been a lifeline for many Latino students — encouraging them to stay in…

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