Mariachi De Tempe, Tempe High School's Mariachi Group, is gearing up for a big performance Wednesday night. They will be playing at the school's governing board swearing-in ceremony in their first set of uniforms just donated last week.
The traditional uniforms are called "trajes." They were donated by a nonprofit, Watermark for Kids, which helps underserved areas and students.
Previously the students tried to match in all black, regular clothing, but their new uniforms make them feel like more of a team.
"I was very excited, because we finally have something that belongs to us," said singer and first violist Jasmine Bermudez.
Mariachi de Tempe has been a group for three years. It's one of the only school Mariachi groups of its kind in the state.