Education digest: CHS band finishes third in tourney

CHS band finishes third in band tourney The Clovis Wildcat Band finished third in a Tournament of Bands competition in Las Cruces this past weekend. The band scored 91.15 and competed against 32 high school marching bands from New Mexico and Texas. The score is the highest the Wildcat Band has received in the Tournament […]

ENMU Jazz Ensemble performing big band music in Clovis and Roswell

PORTALES–Eastern New Mexico University’s Jazz Ensemble will perform their annual Big Band Dance on Friday, Nov. 13 from 7–10 p.m. at the State Theatre in Clovis on 5th and Main Street.

Education digest: CHS marching band receives high honors

The Clovis High School marching band was named Grand Champion at the Tumbleweed Marching Festival in Denver City, Texas, this past Saturday. The band also won Best in Class, Best Percussion, Best Color Guard, Best Drum Majors and Best Soloist. This is the third year in a row the band was named Grand Champion and […]

Clovis High band starting competition season

The Clovis High School Wildcat Marching Band starts its 2009 competition season Saturday at the Tumbleweed Classic in Denver City. The following weekend, Oct. 9-10, the band travels to Arlington, Texas for the Bands of America national competition. This year’s marching show is named Rhapsody in Red and was designed and choreographed exclusively for the […]

Letter to the editor: Student should have stayed home

Student should have stayed home I am a Clovis High School alumni, proud of the football team, the Wildcadettes and the band. I have a senior in band this year. When I was in school, we were expected to display a certain amount of respectful school spirit, which included respect for others sitting near you […]

Cannon pilot helps students march on

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Clovis High School band members play during their morning rehearsal Wednesday. Cannon pilot Jerry Ridgeway has been helping teach the students marching techniques. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections From aircraft in the sky to feet pounding turf … Cannon Air Force Base Predator pilot Jerry Ridgeway has been helping Clovis […]

Beatles tribute band part of cultural arts series

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Courtesy photo The Beatles tribute band Yesterday will be opening Clovis Community College’s 2009-2010 Cultural Arts Series on Sept. 26. Freedom New Mexico Clovis Community College’s ninth year of bringing the world to Clovis kicks off Sept. 26 with a concert commemorating the Beatles. It’s all part of the college’s annual Cultural Arts Series. Cultural […]

Education feature: Band starts school work early

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School senior Stephanie Lamm said she enjoys being in the band because of the family atmosphere. While school doesn’t start until next week, band members have been practicing since Jul. 22. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Groups of students jam the band hall. Some are splayed on […]

Clovis High hosting championship band

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Courtesy photo The Clovis High School marching band is hoping to learn from the champion Santa Clara Vanguard band during their stay in Clovis. Freedom New Mexico Clovis High School is hosting the Santa Clara Vanguard, a championship drum and bugle corps. The Vanguard will stage two free evening performances

Bluegrass band Spring Creek stopping in Clovis

Lyons, Colorado-based bluegrass band Spring Creek is stopping in Clovis during its summer tour. The band will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Lyceum Theater on Main Street. The band is touring after releasing their new album “Way up on a Mountain” on May 5 with Rebel Records. The five-year-old four-piece band […]

Ticket feature: Musician learned art from father

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Courtesy photo Jeremy Montoya was born in Portales and grew up in Clovis in a home filled with music, which led him into making his own music as an independent hip-hop and R&B artist. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Jeremy Montoya prefers to be called J.T. or Keize. Keize comes from his love of […]

Shenandoah to play at county events center

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Courtesy photo Country band Shenandoah plays Clovis 7 p.m. Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Freedom New Mexico Grammy award winning country band Shenandoah is playing the Curry County Events Center 7 p.m. Saturday. The band began with drummer Mike McGuire and guitarist Jim Seales in a house in Muscle Shoals, Ala. in 1984. The […]

Band made lasting impact on genre

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist “Shenandoah was one of the first groups to rebel against the urban cowboy image of the ‘80s and lead the way to the new traditionalism of the ‘90s.” (Shenandoah website)

ENMU hosting wind symphony clinic

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File photo The Clovis High School concert band is one of six bands attending a wind symphony clinic Monday and Tuesday at ENMU. Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University is hosting a wind symphony clinic Monday and Tuesday. Six area high school and junior high bands will be attending the clinic, and Portales High […]

CHS band full of musical talent

Recently I had the pleasure of conducting the New Mexico Music Educators All State Symphonic Band in Albuquerque. This band consisted of the most talented high school musicians in New Mexico.

Celtic band headlines St. Patrick’s Day concert

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Courtesy photo Beoga, a five-piece traditional Celtic band from Ireland, is coming to help Clovis celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Freedom New Mexico Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day comes Beoga, a five-piece traditional Celtic band from Ireland, as part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. The group will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday […]

Benefit concert planned for ENMU instructor

Freedom New Mexico Several local bands are coming together in a charity concert for Eastern New Mexico University graduate and communications instructor Kevin Gardel, who was diagnosed with a rare cancer called primary myelofibrosis in September 2002. All funds generated from the concert will be donated to the Gardels family to help pay hospital bills. […]

ENMU Wind Symphony/Symphonic Band Concert Set for March 1

PORTALES–The Eastern New Mexico University Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, conducted by ENMU band director Dustin Seifert, will perform their joint concert on Sunday, March 1 at 3 p.m. in the Campus Union Ballroom at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales.

Local Spanish band recognized

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Group Cielo, a local band, was recognized by the New Mexico Latin Music Academy for their song “A Puros Tragos” in November. Freedom New Mexico When Paul Cordova began performing with a few family members and friends at church carnivals in 2003, he had no idea his band would be […]

CHS band progress continues

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Roger Wygant is a member of the Clovis High Band Booster Club. His son is in the band. By Roger Wygant: Guest columnist The Clovis High School Band continues to collect musical awards as they move indoors for the winter season. They recently completed a marching band season in which […]