FRESNO, California. (KSEE / KGPE) – Mariachi music entertained diners and shoppers al fresco at the Fresno River Park Mall on Cinco de Mayo.

The Roosevelt High School mariachi band provided live music in the open field near the Teazer World Tea Market and the Barrelhouse Brewing Company.

For the students, it was the first public performance since the pandemic began.

Throughout the lockdown, students were forced to practice separately and they said it felt great to finally be able to perform together.

“It’s a relief. It’s a good feeling to know that we’re almost out of them. Little by little we’re starting to do more normal things than we used to do. Hopefully we can do that to everyone, masks.” every now and then, ”said Isaac Torres of the Roosevelt Mariachi Band.