A mariachi band from a middle school in Las Vegas finds itself stranded in Omaha for the Christmas  

Mariachi Azul students from Fremont Middle School in Las Vegas were heading to Chicago for the Midwest clinic, a mariachi music convention.

According to Julia Avila, the chaperone, "the clinic went wonderfully, and the children performed admirably."

On December 22, 19 students and some adults who were with them were stuck at their layover location because of bad weather.

Avila stated that although they were successful in escaping Chicago in the allotted amount of time, they were unable to escape Omaha.

Julie Avila, Jazlique Hernandez, and other chaperones had to move quickly because they had no plans to get to Omaha.

Avila added, "These kids need a warm place to sleep." "I'll charge it to my card. I needed to make sure they were safe.

The church network stepped in right away to help. When churches in Las Vegas heard that the group was stuck, they reached out to churches in Omaha to help.

Avila said, "Christmas was great." "Two groups came to visit us and brought us home-cooked Christmas dinner."

Seven kids and two chaperones returned to Vegas Monday morning, nine are departing Monday night, and six won't leave Omaha until Thursday.