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 […]

Cars spark musical hits

I love a car show, the chrome, the gasoline, the stories and all those great car songs on the loudspeaker. As we got ready to hold the show on the square at Portales last week and we were thinking about the music. I told one of the car show planners I would burn a CD […]

Ticket prices, showtimes announced for music festival

CNJ staff Ticket prices and show times have been announced for the 2011 Clovis Music Festival. The festival is planned for Sept. 8 through 11 with the theme “The Biggest Little Music City in the World” and will be held at the Curry County Events Center Sept. 9 and 10. Sept. 8 the festival will […]

Music festival committee meeting Friday

CNJ staff The 2011 Clovis Music Festival Committee will meet noon Friday at the Business Enterprise Center, 105 E. Grand Ave. The committee is responsible for planning and organizing the Clovis Music Festival. This year’s festival will be held Sept. 8-11 at the Curry County Events Center. The committee is chaired by Randy Petty. Volunteers […]

Fireworks choreographer shares tricks of trade

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File photo Flight of Red Comets – To Red, White, Blue Peony Liliana Castillo Gary Caimano with Western Fireworks has choreographed the Smoke on the Water show in Clovis for more than a decade. Caimano said because Smoke on the Water show is choreographed to music, he feels he works with a cast of characters […]

Thursday morning briefing: Music, building and the Teflon Don

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Music, music, music Evening of music is 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1101 Pile St., in Clovis. It features Jane Begley Saied of Clovis with acoustic, bluegrass, folk and contemporary music. There is also poetry and readings. Free and open to the public. […]

Clovis Music Festival lineup finalized

CNJ staff Country music group Lonestar will headline the Saturday show of the 2011 Clovis Music Festival, which finalized its lineup this week, according to an announcement from the Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce. The group, which made its debut with a self-titled album in 1995, hit No. 1 on the country chart […]

Monday morning briefing: Music choices, cheap eats and Nessie spotted

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Music, music, music The Eastern New Mexico Children’s Choir Spring Concert is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Eastern New Mexico University Music Building’s Buchanan Hall. Information: Kathi Fraze at 562-2377 or by e-mail to kathi.fraze@enmu.edu. And, Metales M5 Mexican Brass is 7 […]

Monday morning briefing: Free music, a wrongful conviction and no rain in sight

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Free concert The Eastern New Mexico University Brass Choir Concert is scheduled for 7 p.m.Tuesday in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building. The selections include “Procession of the Nobles” from the opera “Mlada” by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, “Allegretto” from “Symphony No. 7″ by Ludwig van […]

Our people: Music fan

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Courtesy photo Petty, middle, with Mickey Thomas, left, and Bobby Vee at the 2010 Clovis Music Festival. Clovis native Randy Petty has been working at Triangle ACE Hardware since he was 11 years old. Petty is now 47 and spends his time as general manager of ACE, a volunteer with Faith Christian Family Church and […]

Ticket feature: Music Man to take stage in Clovis

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Courtesy photo The Music Man focuses on a con man in small town America. Freedom New Mexico The Music Man is set to take to the stage at the Marshall Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Presented by the Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series, The Music Man is the tale of a fast-talking con artist […]

Thursday morning briefing: Music, books and teacher salaries

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Music, music, music There’s a Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band performance at 3 p.m. Sunday at Eastern New Mexico University’s Music Building. Can’t beat the ticket price — it’s free and open to the public. It features “Variations of a Korean Folksong,” an Oswalt […]

Grant would provide money for music media technology course

Liliana Castillo Clovis High School could begin a music media technology course next year with nearly a $5,000 grant from the Clovis Municipal Schools Education Foundation. CHS Gifted and Talented teacher and basketball coach Corey Pickett wrote the curriculum for the class after his students talked about a music editing program called Garage Band. “The […]

Education digest — Jan. 6

Freedom New Mexico Band members to perform at state music convention Fourteen members of the Clovis High School Band were recently selected through a state-wide audition process to attend and perform at the All-State Music Convention being held this week at the University of New Mexico. Once they arrive at the convention, they will practice […]

Friday morning briefing: Music, Mrs. Clovis and built to a “T”

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Music, music, music… The first concert for the new Eastern New Mexico Children’s Choir is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday in Eastern New Mexico University’s Music Building. Information: Kathi Fraze at 562-2377. Question of the day What do you believe is true even though […]

Our people: Driven by music

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Courtesy photo J.T. Montoya began playing music at age 11 and played keyboard for a Tejano band at 16. J.T. Montoya lived in Clovis for 8 years until breaking out on his own in Phoenix to be a musician. His artist name is Keize which is a derivative of keys and seize. It originates from […]

Charity light, music show offered

CNJ staff A Christmas music and lights show for charity will be a nightly feature at a Clovis residence. The 7-9 p.m. show, which features 7,000 lights, will be at 1024 Jeanie Dr. through Christmas evening. Music, broadcast through 107.7 FM, includes Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Mannheim Steamroller, The Boston Pops, The Carpenters, Harry Connick Jr., and […]

Monday morning briefing: Free music, cooking tips and the JFK assassination

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Music, music, music The Eastern New Mexico University Steel Band is set to perform its Fall Concert at 7 p.m. today in the Music Building. The performance, directed by Neil Rutland, features selections from David Rudder, Chuck Mangione, Ken “Professor” Filmore, Andy Narell and […]

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 […]

Thursday morning briefing: Measuring power, a music fest and breaking the sound barrier

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Power measured Clovis-Carver Public Library has portable power meters that allow you to determine energy consumption and the costs of using individual appliances and electronic devices. Xcel is providing the power meters as part of the Power Check program. The meters come with instructions […]