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IBC Bank-Zapata Chairman of the Board Renato Ramirez and President Ricardo Ramirez presented Texas State Mariachi Nueva Generación with a check for $3,500 during a performance at IBC Main Bank-Zapata on Dec. 17. Photo courtesy of  IBC Bank-Zapata

IBC-Bank Zapata donates $3,500 to Nueva Generación

Thursday, December 20, 2018

 IBC Bank-Zapata Chairman of the Board Renato Ramirez and IBC Bank-Zapata President Ricardo Ramirez presented a check for $3,500 to the award-winning Texas State Mariachi Nueva Generación, Texas State University’s Mariachi Band, at IBC Main Bank-Zapata, on Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. The band performed a festive and free Christmas concert for families of all ages.

“In my opinion, Texas State has the best mariachi program in Texas universities,” Ramirez. “We were honored and thrilled to host these incredibly talented musicians and to provide our customers an opportunity to enjoy some free festive holiday music.”

Ramirez and IBC Bank have also provided support to the Mariachi programs at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University College Station, Texas A&M International-Laredo and Texas A&M University Kingsville. IBC Bank’s mission of “We Do More” includes providing opportunities for the communities they serve to have access to rich cultural experiences.

Nueva Generación is part of Texas State University’s Latin Music Studies program. Founded in 2003, the Latin Music Studies (LMS) program fosters the performance and study of Latin Music genres – primarily but not exclusively Mariachi and Salsa – according to the highest professional and academic standards. LMS seeks to educate surrounding communities about the rich world of Latin American Music.  

IBC Bank-Zapata is a member of International Bancshares Corporation, a $11.8 billion multi-bank financial holding company headquartered in Laredo, Texas, with 191 facilities, 288 ATMs serving 90 communities in Texas and Oklahoma. 

In 2016, IBC celebrated its 50th anniversary since it opened its doors for business in 1966. IBC Bank’s slogan “We Do More” reflects the bank’s dedication to the growth and success of both the customers and the communities it serves. International Bancshares was ranked 19th on Forbes’ prestigious list of 100 Best Banks in America in 2018. IBC Bank–Zapata has been serving the Brush Country area since 1984 and has a retail branch network of 10 locations. More information is available at IBC's website.