Education digest — Nov. 10

Band takes third place The Clovis High School Marching Band claimed third place Saturday at the Tournament of Bands Marching Contest held at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Clovis scored 85.35 points, just .05 points behind runnerup Onate and .3 points behind champion El Paso Coronado. In addition, the Wildcat Marching Band won […]

CHS band places third in Zia Marching Fiesta

CNJ staff The Clovis High School marching band finished third Saturday at the Zia Marching Fiesta, held at University Stadium in Albuquerque. The band has made the final for 32 consecutive years at the fiesta, which was won this year by Mayfield High School. In preliminary competition, CHS finished second and took awards for best […]

Friday morning briefing: School days, music in the streets and the big race

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. School days The fall semester at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales begins Wednesday. The semester ends on Dec. 16, and commencement is Dec. 17. Music in the streets The Clovis Wildcat Marching Band Marchathon starts 8 a.m. Saturday at Clovis High School. The […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Wildcats band, test scores and a landslide

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. CHS Band show The CHS marching band and colorguard is presenting their Grand Champion performance 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the football stadium. It’s free. The band is leaving town soon after the performance to compete in St. George, Utah. Website of the day Here’s […]

Band takes top honors at Zia competition

CNJ staff The Clovis High band pulled an encore Saturday in Albuquerque, winning top honors at the Zia Marching Band Fiesta at the University of New Mexico. The band won the state championship and the grand championship in the 32-band field from New Mexico, Texas and Colorado. Coupled with Tournament of the Bands last weekend […]

CHS marching band notches victory

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Courtesy photo Clovis High’s marching band competes Saturday at the Tournament of Bands competition at New Mexico State University. The band claimed first place in the competition. Kevin Wilson With a sea of colors and a meshing of music and march, the Clovis High marching band claimed its first Tournament of Bands championship. The band […]

Education digest — Oct. 14

Band fundraiser set for Saturday The annual Clovis High School marching band fundraiser Noodles and Notes will be held Saturday. A ticket will gain admission to the spaghetti dinner at the First United Methodist Church from 11 a.m. through 6 p.m. The church is on Sycamore Street across from Yucca Junior High School. This is […]

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Reader submitted: Marching band first runner up at Tumbleweed Classic Starting with a 7:30 a.m. rehearsal, the Clovis Wildcat marching band began its day last Saturday. It was a long day of music, marching and extreme tension all combined. At 10 p.m., almost 15 hours later, the results of the Tumbleweed Classic held in Denver […]

Monday morning briefing: Marching orders

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Marching orders The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day marches are today in Clovis and Portales. Starts 9 a.m. at Potter Park in Clovis… 10 a.m. in Portales at Roosevelt County Museum on the ENMU campus. Question of the day At a movie theater which […]

Education feature: Changes help CHS band excel

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CNJ staff phtoto: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School junior Jeremy Urban said band directors pushed the students to new success this year. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis High School Band recently closed its marching season achieving new levels of excellence and winning numerous awards. The band was named New Mexico Grand Champion […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nov. 1, 1981

Clovis High, Gattis, Marshall and Yucca junior high marching bands received a superior rating at the Southeastern New Mexico Music Educators District Marching Festival held in Artesia. … Curry County Judge Reuben E. Nieves was appointed a member of the citizen’s advisory board of the New Mexico Children’s Psychiatric Center. … Print fashion blouses could […]

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 […]

Clovis High band plays on

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent From the first day of summer practice, Clovis High band members have one competition constantly on their minds: the Zia Marching Festival. Clovis and 31 other bands from New Mexico and neighboring states participate today in Albuquerque in the state’s premier marching competition. “This is what we aim for from […]

Letters to the Editor: Wildcat marching band deserves praise

We would like to take this opportunity to say congratulations to the Clovis High School Wildcat Marching Band. We attended the Tumbleweed Classic competition on Saturday in Denver City, Texas. The performance by Clovis was breathtaking and beautiful. The hard work these young people put into their performance was obvious and in our opinion they […]