Hale Charter Academy is a Los Angeles Unified School District-affiliated middle school located in Woodland Hills, in the West San Fernando Valley. In addition to rigorous academics, Hale takes pride in its elective program, with class offerings in choral music, dance, drama, and instrumental music.
Mr. Dan Taguchi is in his eighth year at Hale, and his 38th and final year of full-time teaching. His program includes Advanced Band, Advanced Orchestra, Beginning Band, Winds, and Strings. Jazz Ensemble is offered before school, and Mariachi meets after school. Performing groups at Hale have consistently earned Superior Ratings at festival, and First Place Awards in competition.
Mr. Taguchi is the founding director of “Mariachi Los Cometas,” which debuted eight years ago. Students are taught Mexican art and culture through the practice, rehearsal, and performance of Mariachi music.
Mariachi Los Cometas thanks its sponsors, Candelas Guitars, and La Casa Del Mariachi. We hope you enjoy our program. Thank you.