Wednesday morning briefing: Food for fund, no band and feeding Europeans

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Fundraiser There’s a Meals on Wheels fundraiser — 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Thursday at the Rib Crib BBQ and Grill in Clovis. Pick up a flyer at Clovis Curry County Chamber of Commerce, bring the flyer into the restaurant and 10 percent of your ticket [...]

Clovis grad honored by Texas Bandmasters

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Courtesy photo Randy Vaughn, a former Clovis band member was inducted into the Texas Bandmasters hall of fame. Randy Vaughn, retired band director at Klein High School, was installed July 26, in the Texas Bandmasters Hall of Fame in ceremonies held in conjunction with the annual Convention of the Texas Bandmasters Association meeting in San [...]

Clovis music groups receive top honors

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Courtesy photo The Marshall Middle School choir performed at Christmas. The group shown here is made up of about 190 students, Marshall Choir Director Lori Salmon said. Liliana Castillo Two Clovis Municipal Schools musical groups received top honors from the New Mexico Music Educators Association, a first for both schools. The Marshall Middle School choir [...]

Thursday morning briefing: Top teacher, the Portales band and Billy the Kid

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Top teacher Adam Quintero, a Clovis native, has been accepted to the Teach for America 2011 corps. Teach For America says it is national corps of top recent college graduates who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools. Website [...]

Thursday morning briefing: Music, books and teacher salaries

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Music, music, music There’s a Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band performance at 3 p.m. Sunday at Eastern New Mexico University’s Music Building. Can’t beat the ticket price — it’s free and open to the public. It features “Variations of a Korean Folksong,” an Oswalt [...]

Grant would provide money for music media technology course

Liliana Castillo Clovis High School could begin a music media technology course next year with nearly a $5,000 grant from the Clovis Municipal Schools Education Foundation. CHS Gifted and Talented teacher and basketball coach Corey Pickett wrote the curriculum for the class after his students talked about a music editing program called Garage Band. “The [...]

Education digest — Feb. 10

Students selected for honor band Six Clovis High School band students are selected to attend the 2011 Southwest Honor Band being held at NMSU in Las Cruces. The honor band concert will be held 2 p.m. Sunday in the NMSU Recital Hall. Selected students are: • Honor band I — Jeremy Urban, Bryan Wygant, Jacob [...]

Education digest — Jan. 6

Freedom New Mexico Band members to perform at state music convention Fourteen members of the Clovis High School Band were recently selected through a state-wide audition process to attend and perform at the All-State Music Convention being held this week at the University of New Mexico. Once they arrive at the convention, they will practice [...]

Local bands dream big

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Courtesy photo: Chamber of Commerce Will Banister and the Mulberry Band performed at the Clovis Music Festival in September. Alisa Boswell Musical talent is not a scarce thing in the Clovis and Portales areas. Many local musicians have the ambition to go all the way to stardom with their musical talents and considering the recent [...]

Band finishes third at contest

CNJ staff The Clovis High School marching band closed out its marching season with a pair of third-place finishes in St. George, Utah. The band had its first competition Friday at the Red Rock Fesitval, and then took third at the Bands of America. “That’s our highest finish ever at the Bands Of America regional,” [...]