When Mariachi Pasion perform, you feel their love of mariachi music come through every note as they play on violins, trumpets, and flute — plus the stringed vihuela and guitarron that help give mariachi music its distinctive sound. The size of the all-female band with roots in an Arizona State University music class has nearly doubled since they began in 2002. Today, there are 15 members delivering strong, crisp vocals that exude emotion, stirring those who hear them to clap, tap a foot, or dance along. They perform in all kinds of settings, from Crescent Ballroom to Desert Botanical Garden. And they touch audiences every time, making a beautiful statement about the power of music to forge connections and elevate the human spirit.