Riverside Elementary School Student is Grand Champion Vocalist in Prestigious National Competition

Kaylee Bucio is awarded an oversized check She is just 8-years-old and in the third-grade at Riverside Elementary School but Kaylee Bucio is not letting her young age get in the way of singing success. Kaylee recently competed against middle, high school and college-aged students from all over the United States in the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza in San Antonio, Texas. Kaylee wowed the judges and audience with her beautiful voice and was crowned Grand Champion Vocalist – she also won first-place in the elementary school category. The competition represents the very best musical talent in Mariachi throughout the country.

Kaylee has a one-year contract and will now represent the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza in performances throughout the United States. She is also the recipient of a $2,500 performance grant and a $200 grant for winning first-place in her category.

Kaylee’s vocal coach in Utah, Martha Chavez, says Kaylee is in a category all her own with the gift of pitch and she is dedicated to pursuing a vocal career with lots of hard work and doing what she loves every day – singing.

Congratulations, Kaylee!