Large and small ensembles available for a multitude of occasions including weddings, quinceañeras, memorials, anniversaries and other special days. Extensive repertoire ranging from traditional Ranchera to arrangements of contemporary popular music.
Band Director Juan Zaragosa is a U.C.S.B Ethnomusicology graduate. Las Olas is a manifestation of his ongoing community work to keep the tradition of Mariachi music alive in Santa Barbara.
Make your fiesta party a lasting memory with a live mariachi band scaled to fit your venue. Multiple sizes of ensembles are available from trio up to a full 10 piece band. Treat your loved one on their birthday with a Mariachi serenade of Las Mañanitas followed up with their favorite love song.
Our extensive and diverse repertoire makes it possible for party guests to request their favorite Mariachi tunes on the spot!
Mariachi las Olas is dedicated to preserving Mariachi heritage in Santa Barbara and surrounding communities.
Examples of typical modalities we play are Rancheras, Sones, and Boleros. but we are always open to special requests and often venture into arrangements of American popular music.
Of course the type of event will set the tone of the music recommended.For example, Ave Maria is a popular selection for Weddings and other formal ceremonies and El Mariachi Loco is a much requested after party selection.