Band to honor Sousa

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Freedom New Mexico file photo The Clovis Community Band will perform a concert in John Philip Sousa’s honor tonight at the Lycuem Theater. Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Community Band will cover the stage of the historic Lyceum Theater tonight for the 16th annual John Philip Sousa Concert. John Philip Sousa played a concert on […]

Band members go the distance to raise funds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High tuba player Zach Balli, senior, heads out with the rest of the band from their second break at Yucca Middle School Saturday during the band’s march-a-thon fundraiser. The band marched 8 miles around the city. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer For Jesika Trujillo, getting up at 8 […]

Clovis High band holding march-a-thon

CNJ staff Clovis High School Band will hold its annual march-a-thon starting at 8 a.m. today at Clovis High School. The band will march eight miles from the high school to Marshall Middle School to Yucca Middle School and back. The march, which serves as a fundraiser for a trip to Los Angeles, will end […]

Sept. 11, 2008 Education Digest

CHS Symphony Band selected as Honor Band The Clovis High School Symphony Band was selected by audition as the New Mexico Music Educators Association Honor Band for the sixth year in a row. The decision was announced at the NMMEA state summer meeting the weekend of July 18. The symphony band, directed by Bill Alfred, […]

Christian band wins invitation to music festival

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Courtesy photo Portales Christian rock band Third Morning Rise will be performing at the Rock the Desert music festival in Midland, Texas. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Portales Christian rock band Third Morning Rise is making a name for itself after only a year playing together. The four-member band is leaving for the Christian […]

Band set for concert at Ned Houk

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Robin Cozine and Stephen Quinn, Clovis Community band members, play their bass clarinets to the Sound of Music during band practice at Marshall Middle School. CNJ Staff The Clovis Community Band will perform a variety of standard band pieces, Broadway selections and a few marches in the informal setting of […]

Mexican holiday to be celebrated

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CNJ file photo Singer Reynaldo Maestas performs at last year’s Clovis Community College Cultural Art Series’ Cinco De Mayo celebration at the American Legion Post 26. This year’s event is at Post 25, featuring the group Los Tropicales. Freedom New Mexico New Mexico band Los Tropicales will bring their sound of Bolero, Tejano and Latin […]

ENMU Hosting Winds Symphony/Symphonic Band Concert

PORTALES — The Department of Music at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is presenting a Winds Symphony/Symphonic Band Concert conducted by Dustin Seifert and Neil Rutland at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 2 in the Campus Union Ballroom.   Performances by the Symphonic Band will include River of Life by Stephen Reineke, Prospect by […]

Music helps senior choose path

By Andrew Tipton This is part of a series in which local columnists share their love for music in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. What does music mean in my life? Well, my life has been filled with music ever since I was a small child. In elementary school […]

Maybe worth the drive?

Gas prices were about 20 cents per gallon cheaper in Farwell than Clovis on Monday night. The Allsup’s in Farwell was at $2.799 per gallon, compared $2.999 at most Clovis stations. • • • Mainline Bowl owner Phil Wood said he expects the bowling alley to open Monday after months of extensive reconstruction. Home to […]

CHS Marching Band wins Zia contest

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The odds seemed stacked against the Clovis High School band this year at the Zia Marching Band Fiesta in Albuquerque. Not only did the band include freshmen for the first time, but its routine included more maneuvers and complex songs than in previous years. But the CHS Wildcat Marching […]

Local Roundup: Employee tapped for music commission

CNJ staff A Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce employee has been appointed by the governor to serve on the New Mexico Music Commission. Liz Eisenbraun, marketing director and special events coordinator, has worked to preserve and promote Clovis’ music history through the Clovis Music Festival and development of the Norman and Vi Petty Rock N’ […]

Clovis band takes honors

CNJ Staff Clovis High’s marching band won the Tumbleweed Classic for the sixth time in seven years Saturday at Denver City, Texas. The Wildcats band took home the following honors: • Grand champion • Best in Class 5A • Best drum major • Best percussion • Best color guard The band’s show was titled, “Holiday […]

Clovis celebrates century

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rhonda Bargman, vice chair of the Centennial Committee, cuts a cake at the end of the 100th Anniversary Gala at the Clovis Civic Center. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Mayor David Lansford raised his glass Saturday and proposed a toast that the city of Clovis would be a community […]

100th Anniversary Gala tickets still available

CNJ staff Tickets are almost sold out for the Clovis Centennial Committee’s 100th Anniversary Gala Saturday at the Clovis Civic Center. The Clovis Community Choir and Band will perform throughout the night. Songs include “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “The U.S. Air Force.” Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at the city manager’s […]

Ethnic fair schedule

The following events will be held during Saturday’s Clovis/Curry County Ethnic Fair: 8:30 a.m. — Fun Run/Walk, 14th and Main streets 10 a.m. — Parade of Flags and People. Children’s Parade, Main Street 10 a.m.-5 p.m.— Arts and Crafts booths, air games, food vendors, Main Street 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. — Car Show, Main […]

College set to start Cultural Arts Series

Entering its seventh season, the Clovis Community College Cultural Arts series kicks off with a wine and cheese gala and a performance by blues musician Dave Gross at 8 p.m. Sept. 29. The series boasts 13 performances in a myriad of genres including Jazz singers, blues guitarists, Broadway musicals, break dancing, a Celtic band and […]

Local Roundup: Men face attempted robbery charges

CNJ Staff Men face attempted robbery charges Two Clovis men are in jail on charges of auto burglary, attempted robbery and assault after being chased from a car early Thursday at gunpoint by the car’s owner, according to court records. Joshua Garcia, 28, and Eugene Bonney, 29, are each being held on $11,000 bond, jail […]

Holly bandmate is back

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Self-taught guitar player Tommy Allsup performs Friday during a Clovis Music Festival planning session By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Tommy Allsup’s hands slid up and down the fret board of his guitar with a fluid grace, his fingers plucking at the strings. A smile played across his face as […]

Festivities involve more than fireworks

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer This year’s Smoke on the Water Fourth of July celebration at Greene Acres Park will be the biggest held, according to Jenni Gee of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce. While previous celebrations included fireworks displays, this year’s will also include live music and a boat race. “Everybody’s so […]