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 […]

Language of music: Clovis grad joining missionary singing group

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Rosamond Garcia, 18, is going to play the French horn with the Celebrant Singers as she travels through the United States, Canada, India and Sri Lanka. Garcia will be with the music missionary group from Feb. 20 through May 20. By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Rosamond Garcia’s earliest memories are filled with music and […]

Students attend band camp to prepare for halftime shows, competitions

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Clovis High School marching band students work on their marching skills Tuesday during band camp at the high school. The camp, which began Monday and runs through Aug. 10, starts at 8 a.m. with marching practice. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Lounging by the pool and sleeping in are no […]

Title March

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Clovis High School senior Jameson Wilson, 17, plays the bass clarinet as he practices Wednesday morning at the high school. CHS will defend its 2003 state championship Saturday at the Zia Marching Festival. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Clovis High School Band director Bill Allred stood on a 35-foot high […]

Win is music to ears of Wildcat band

By Jack King The Clovis High School Wildcat band beat 32 other high school bands from five states to win the Zia Marching Festival in Albuquerque on Saturday night, head band director Bill Allred said. The University of New Mexico, the festival’s sponsor, invites bands from New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Texas to attend […]