Wednesday morning briefing: Big bands, the perfect pie crust and the Govenator

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Dance to

CHS marching band notches victory

laxacn-laxac71027bandcourtesy.jpg

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: 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 […]

First person: Young fiddler full of talent

kltbir-626cobycarter.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Portales’ Coby Carter said he started playing the fiddle after hearing George Strait play. The 13-year-old has been playing five years. Thirteen-year-old Coby Carter has been playing fiddle for five years. He has played with big name bands, including Restless Heart at last year’s Dairy Fest. This year, he’ll be […]

ENMU hosting wind symphony clinic

khg6y6-42ticket.jpg

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 […]

March 12, 2009 Education digest

Clovis High School band members were awarded 135 individual superior medals Feb. 7 at the New Mexico Music Educators Association Southeast District Instrumental Solo and Ensemble Festival held at CHS. Band members received 13 superior solo ratings and all 10 ensembles received superior ratings. Clovis High School trumpeter Alec Blazek was selected as a member […]

CHS band progress continues

kbotht-rogerwygantmug.jpg

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 […]

Brass hitting Clovis

k0j9el-58db1.jpg

Courtesty photo Dallas Brass is scheduled for two days in Clovis, including a Wednesday concert at Marshall Auditorium and a May 15 concert at Rock Staubus Gymnasium CNJ Staff The Dallas Brass may not resonate far outside of musical circles, but the impact on bands at Clovis Municipal Schools is about to be felt. “If […]

New band causes chatter

1174691787-3-25-cause-effect1.ad_.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle: Jim Bailey, foreground, practices at the microphone with other Cause + Effect band members Taylor Borden, left, and Zach Gerzon during hearsal for the Clovis High School talent show at Rock Staubus Gym. By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer The combined age of Jim Bailey, Taylor Borden and Zach […]

Ticket
Clovis High bands to hold winter concert

Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Clovis High music students are getting set to take what they’ve learned over the last few months and say goodbye to the fall semester and hello to the Christmas season. The annual winter concert is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Marshall Auditorium, with holiday-themed music played by the symphonic and […]

There’s music coming from The Hole

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer It was just another weekend in Clovis for many music lovers who gathered Friday at The Hole to rock out to the sound of heavy metal with a twist of punk. Bands such as Clovis’ Deer Tic, Albuquerque’s Weapons of Mass Destruction, Semi-Automatic Bunny and The Oktober People play […]

Festival fund-raiser boasts everything from carnival games to live bands

1115615693-web-5_9-guada5.jpg

Mitchell Armijo, age 9, took more than eight rides on the “Gyro” at the Fiesta 2005 that ran from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. (CNJ staff photo: Ryn Gargulinski) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Clovis residents Lindy Esquibel and Sally Romero, who grew up across the street from […]

N.M. music scene exploding

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Clovis bass player Brannon Luscombe says it’s a little-known secret — the New Mexico music scene is exploding right here in Clovis. Those who flocked to Saturday’s Prairiedoggapalooza may have gotten wind of that fact — or at least they would have by the time they left. A gathering […]

Latin music going full circle post-Selena

By Helena Rodriguez I’m the black sheep in my family. There’s been an ongoing feud between my sisters, my dad and I, with all of them against lonesome me in a battle of the bands. We argue over what kind of regional Spanish music rules: The Mexican border-based, working-class sound of Norteño music, which is […]

Festivities set for 4th

By Emilie Hornak: CNJ CORRESPONDENT Gearing up for four days of fun, fireworks and food, the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce is setting final plans for this year’s Fourth of July festivities, dubbed “2004 Cannon and Clovis Salute to Freedom.” “We’re calling the celebration the ‘Salute to Freedom’ because we’re welcoming home about 200 of […]

Music a part of the family

Weldon Killough A huge part of my life is and has been music. From a young age, my earliest memories are associated with music that revolved around southern gospel songs in church and family reunions, as well as traditional country music. Early on my dad was my major influence concerning music. We always went to […]