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Czech band to perform with mariachis

April 20, 2017 at 10:36 p.m.
Updated April 21, 2017 at 6 a.m.

The Czech Heritage Society of Texas float rides in the parade at the Hallettsville Kolache Fest.

The Czech Heritage Society of Texas float rides in the parade at the Hallettsville Kolache Fest.    Bonnie Arbittier for The Victoria Advocate

The Victoria County Czech Heritage Society has added a local Hispanic/Czech Cultural Music Exchange to its April 27 Stribrnanka Band performance and dance at the Victoria Community Center.

The Victoria school district mariachi band "Mariachi de Plata y Oro," under the direction of Garrett Laird, will provide some local music and culture.

The bands will perform separately and together.

Stribrnanka is a professional band from Stribrnice, Czech Republic, in south Moravia. The band has a distinctive unmistakable sound, playing a wide repertoire of Czech and Moravian folk music, concert, solo and dance songs, according to a news release from the Czech Heritage Society.

The band was founded in 1970. One of its first major hits is "The Garden of Moravia," which has become its anthem.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the live music beginning at 6 p.m.

From 7 to 10 p.m., the Stribrnanka Band will perform so spectators can dance.

Tickets are $10 in advance if purchased by Friday; tickets at the door are $12.50. To order tickets by mail by Friday, send checks payable to the VCCHS to the Victoria County Czech Heritage Society, P.O. Box 1145, Victoria, Texas 77902 or call 361-649-2243.

The event is hosted by the Czech Heritage Society through the help of the Czech Educational Foundation of Texas in partnership with the University of North Texas College of Music.


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