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 Award-winning composition, and “Gazebo Dances” by John Corigliano, a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer.

Question of the day

Speaking of music…what song always makes you happy when you hear it?

Crank the conversation up full volume on this one by joining the conversation in our comment section below.

Fast facts

Clovis had 17 public school teachers in 1915-17, including Superintendent W. E. Carroon.

Their salaries started a $60 a month; only three earned more than $100 a month.

Carroon was the highest paid at $144.66 a month.

Good reading

The Clovis-Carver Library Friends of the Library book sale starts 10 a.m. Friday and continues through Saturday.

Today in history

On this day in 1965, more than 30 U.S. Air Force jets strike targets along the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos.

The Johnson administration came under increasing criticism at home and abroad because of the bombing raids.

Congressional opponents of the Johnson administration thought the president was escalating the war without authorization.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-jets-bomb-ho-chi-minh-trail

Weather

Today — Breezy. Highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.

Tonight — Colder. Lows in the mid to upper 30s. West winds 10 to 20 mph shifting to the northwest 10 to 15 mph after midnight.