Ticket feature: Vienna Boys Choir to perform in Clovis

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The Vienna Boys Choir has performed worldwide and included the compositions of famous composers such as Haydn, Mozart, Bruckner and Schubert. Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Community College and Citizens Bank of Clovis Cultural Arts Series will present the Vienna Boys Choir 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at Marshall Auditorium. The Vienna Boys Choir has been […]

Monday morning briefing: Meetings watch, calling kid singers and ugly mermaids

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Meetings watch The Curry County Commission meets 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library north annex room. Tops on the agenda are hiring a new jail administrator and considering ways to finance a new jail. Meetings are open to the public. Kid singers […]

Former choir director still imparts lessons

Curtis Shelburne I’m pretty sure I just participated in “Mr. Holland’s Opus.” Several hundred of Mr. Frank Frisbie’s former students—“his kids,” as he has always called us—and many friends gathered at Amarillo’s Tascosa High School to surprise our former choir director on his 75th birthday and to say “thank you” to this dear man. We […]

Community choir rehearsals held Sundays

CNJ staff Community choir rehearsals are being held on Sundays through the end of August for “Homeland,” a patriotic musical. Scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at Central Baptist Church, rehearsals will include singers from across Eastern New Mexico drawn from church choirs in Clovis, Portales and Texico in addition to others. The musical will be presented […]

Children’s choir registration set

CNJ staff The Eastern New Mexico Children’s Choir has scheduled registration for the fall semester. The choir is open to third- to eighth-graders. The fee is $100 per semester, and the choir meets 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Tuesday, beginning Sept. 6. Registration is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 27 and 5-8 p.m. Aug. […]

Clovis music groups receive top honors

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Courtesy photo The Marshall Middle School choir performed at Christmas. The group shown here is made up of about 190 students, Marshall Choir Director Lori Salmon said. Liliana Castillo Two Clovis Municipal Schools musical groups received top honors from the New Mexico Music Educators Association, a first for both schools. The Marshall Middle School choir […]

Elementary Ambassador Choir selected as state’s honor choir

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Courtesy photo The CMS Elementary Ambassador Choir is made up of the best choir students from each elementary school in the district. This year’s choir of about 60 students has been selected as the 2011 Elementary Honors Choir of the Year by the New Mexico Music Educators. Liliana Castillo They were chosen from every elementary […]

Education digest — Nov. 11

ENMU Brass Choir holding concert The Eastern New Mexico University Brass Choir will perform “A Holiday Concert,” according to a press release. The concert will be held 8 p.m. Tuesday at Buchanan Hall in the music building. Seven holiday songs will be performed. The songs are “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” “Canon in D,” “Es […]

Education digest — Oct. 28

CHS students to audition for all-state choir Thirty-two students from Clovis High School and the Freshman Academy were selected by audition to perform with the 2011 New Mexico All-State Choir, according to a news release. The all-state audition process includes singing a prepared solo by memory, memorize and perform a required choral piece and contestants […]

Portales director starting two children’s choirs

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Choir Director Heather Vest is starting children’s choirs at Eastern New Mexico University. Third- through eighth-graders can learn to read music and sing a variety of styles of Christmas music this semester. Argen Duncan Young voices will have an outlet at Eastern New Mexico University this fall. Heather Vest, an […]

Tuesday morning briefing: amateur radio operators and choir

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday morning briefing.

Education digest: Five middle school students selected for All State choir

Five middle school students selected for All State choir Five students from Marshall and Yucca Middle School were selected by auditions for the 2010 New Mexico All State Youth Choir, according to a news release. The choir is make up of students from seventh through ninth grade. Selected students will travel to Las Cruces for […]

Life, faith should be built on firm foundation

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist When Susie and I were little girls growing up in church, we sang with the primary choir. One of the songs we loved so much was “The Wise Man Built His House Upon the Rock.” This was a great song. To go with the lyrics, we had hand motions like […]

Education feature: Clovis students earn all-state choir honors

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School senior Ean Guthals was one of 18 Clovis students selected for the 2010 All-state choir. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer

Worship through song

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Courtesy photo Marlyn Everette is presented with flowers and a plaque by Jason Paulk at the Kingswood United Methodist Church in June for 50 years of ministry in the chapel choir. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer According to music director Jason Paulk of Kingswood United Methodist Church, Marlyn Everett has been inspiring the congregation […]

Music can help in healing

By Teddy Draper: Guest columnist 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. Music is important in my life because it makes me feel better in different ways. One way music makes me feel better is […]

Music brings one closer to faith

By Joe Champouillon: Guest columnist 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. When I was young and in school, I probably was what everyone thought of as the typical male athlete, only interested in what […]

School honors anthem

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry Members of the Portales High School Choir gathered around the flagpole in front of James Elementary School Friday along with elementary students for a short program on National Anthem Day. Choir members shown singing the anthem around the flagpole are, left to right, Alyssa Sapp, Hannah Stroud, Shawn Franken, Kaitlynn Stratton […]

Fourth festivities: Display not dampened

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Jared Vander Dussen, 13, stands at the bow of his team’s boat Wednesday during the Dairy Boat Race, one of several Fourth of July activities held at Greene Acres Park. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Thirteen-year-old Jared Vander Dussen stood majestically at the stern of the boat like Captain […]

Student Profile: Grooms

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Iris Grooms is a senior at Clovis High School. She is the daughter of Roger and Kim Grooms. What is your most prized possession? I was given a plain heart-shaped box on my 14th birthday. I was told to decorate it and put things in it that would remind […]