"El Grito" celebration at the UTEP campus
El Paso, TX (KTSM) — UTEP will present its annual “El Grito” celebration commemorating Mexico’s declaration of independence with a line-up of activities and speakers.
The ceremony will take place, Friday, 11:30am at the UTEP Union Plaza.
Director of Chicano Studies Dennis Bixler-Márquez, Ph.D., noted that UTEP’s grito ceremony stands out as one-of-a-kind among national celebrations by including a traditional Mexican drum and bugle corps.
The full schedule of events is as follows:
11:30 a.m. Live Mariachi Band
11:45 Welcome and Introductions by Casandra Reyes, SGA Liberal Arts Senator and master of ceremonies
11:50 Remarks by President Natalicio
11:55 Remarks by Ruben Chavez Paz, SGA Internal Vice President
Noon Civic Ceremony led by Consul General Jacob Prado with the Banda de Guerra y Escolta from the Instituto Tecnológico de Ciudad Juárez
12:10 p.m. Himno Nacional Mexicano
12:15 Remarks by Fernanda Fiscal, Vision Mexico Vice President
12:20 Closing and acknowledgments
12:25 Refreshments and music