S.O.Y. (Save Our Youth) Mariachi, has been a not-for-profit benefiting young musicians for close to 8 years. As the organization has grown, it has come to be recognized by the established mariachi groups around New Mexico and west Texas. With such a stellar reputation and rock solid community support, S.O.Y. Mariachi decided to host a festival. Bands from around the area jumped at the chance to sign up. S.O.Y. Mariachi had plenty of space, but not much electricity.
The students and staff of electrical wiring stepped up to the plate and took on the job. This is a full service job, from planting the utility pole for service to digging the trenches to lay line in order to supply 24, four gang outdoor boxes for vendors who have expressed an interest in attending the event as well. When the project is completed there will be enough power and outlets to supply 48 vendors and the City’s semi trailer concert stage.
The property already had a large rectangular concrete pad, which would work great as a dance floor. throughout the third weekend in April, all of the various bands will take to the stage to show off their skills. Thanks to the efforts of the electrical students at the Roswell Job Corps Center, there will be plenty of power for vendors to supply everyone with hot food and cold drinks.