Ticket feature: Dual band concerts set in Clovis, Portales

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CMI staff Members of Portales’ Triple L Band and the Alaska String Band consider their musical stylings to be fit for the family. It shouldn’t be a surprise, as both bands basically are families. The two bands will join forces for a pair of concerts Friday at the Yam Theater in Portales and Saturday at […]

Ticket feature: Cathie Ryan Band performing at Clovis Civic Center

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CMI staff Irish tradition will come to Clovis on Wednesday, when the Cathie Ryan Band will perform in a 7 p.m. show at the Clovis Civic Center. The show is part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. Tickets are available at the CCC cashier window, the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce office or the […]

Clovis trio set for homecoming

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The band is back together, somewhat, and it’s making a Friday swing through Portales. In the closest thing they’ll have to a homecoming, Clovis High guards Jaden Isler and Bryce Hill, and former Wildcat coach J.D. Isler, lead McMurry University in a 7 p.m. Friday neutral site game at […]

My turn: ENMU presents gift of music

Betty Williamson Friday evening Eastern New Mexico University presents its most beautiful annual gift to our community, wrapped in a treble clef and topped with a sleigh bell: The Holiday Concerts in the University Theater Center. In back-to-back free identical performances that begin at 6:30 and 8 p.m., choir director Jason Paulk and band director […]

ENMU briefs —

Steel band performance today Eastern New Mexico University will be hosting a steel band performance 7 p.m. today in the Buchanan Hall of the Music Building. The repertoire consists of calypso and other Caribbean styles along with jazz and pop influenced music. Information: 562-2377.

Clovis band students dominate band selections

Freedom New Mexico Students from the Clovis High School Freshman Academy and Marshall and Yucca middle schools dominated selections on the Southeastern New Mexico Music Educators Junior High All-District Honor Band. The band, named last week, had 64 of its 95 available seats filled by Clovis students. Also, Clovis students claimed nine of the 14 […]

Air Force band performing free concert at ENMU

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Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Air Force Academy Band out of Colorado Springs, Colo., will be performing in a free public concert 7 p.m. tonight in the Buchanan Hall of the Music Building at Eastern New Mexico University. Tickets are not required to attend the free concert. The doors open at 6:15 p.m., ticket holders […]

Free concert performance by U.S. Air Force Academy Band

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Air Force Academy Band, Academy Winds, will be performing a free concert at at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales at Buchanan Hall . Free tickets are available though the ENMU music department. However, tickets are not required. There is a limit of four tickets […]

Thursday morning briefing: Noodles, peanuts and an unsolved murder

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Make a note The annual CHS Wildcat Bands Noodles and Notes Dinner is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 1501 Sycamore. The band performs at 7 p.m. at Leon Williams Stadium. Tickets are adults $5 and children $3 and […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Food for fund, no band and feeding Europeans

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Fundraiser There’s a Meals on Wheels fundraiser — 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Thursday at the Rib Crib BBQ and Grill in Clovis. Pick up a flyer at Clovis Curry County Chamber of Commerce, bring the flyer into the restaurant and 10 percent of your ticket […]

Friday morning briefing: School days, music in the streets and the big race

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. School days The fall semester at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales begins Wednesday. The semester ends on Dec. 16, and commencement is Dec. 17. Music in the streets The Clovis Wildcat Marching Band Marchathon starts 8 a.m. Saturday at Clovis High School. The […]

Clovis grad honored by Texas Bandmasters

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Randy Vaughn, retired band director at Klein High School, was installed July 26, in the Texas Bandmasters Hall of Fame in ceremonies held in conjunction with the annual Convention of the Texas Bandmasters Association meeting in San Antonio. Vaughn began his music career with the Gattis Junior High Band under the direction of Harold Van […]

Thursday morning briefing: Top teacher, the Portales band and Billy the Kid

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Top teacher Adam Quintero, a Clovis native, has been accepted to the Teach for America 2011 corps. Teach For America says it is national corps of top recent college graduates who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools. Website […]

Ticket feature: Slide Ireland performing in Clovis

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Freedom New Mexico A spirited revival of tradition, Slide Ireland is posed to bring a taste of Ireland to Clovis audiences March 31. The five person multi-instrument band, with everything from wedding fiddles to mournful pipes, “has refined an electrifying fresh sound building on their deep roots and teaching expertise in Irish traditional music,” according […]

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 […]

My turn: Local bands have variety of sounds

Last weekend, I went to watch the local band Something Blue perform. They played a variety of classic oldies, modern day hits and their own songs. Their lyrics are well written and their music has a milder Jason Mraz sound to it. The band will now be performing Thursday nights at the Dawg Houze and […]

Ticket feature: Gypsy jazz band kicks off 2011 Cultural Arts Series

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Freedom New Mexico Fishtank Ensemble will kickoff the Cultural Arts Series in the new year on Jan. 25 at the Clovis Civic Center. A “high energy” band, the group’s sound is described as a blend of Romanian, gypsy jazz, Flamenco, Balkan, Turkish and Tango influences. Since forming in 2005, the band has played in popular […]

Local bands dream big

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Alisa Boswell Musical talent is not a scarce thing in the Clovis and Portales areas. Many local musicians have the ambition to go all the way to stardom with their musical talents and considering the recent accomplishments of some, they might do just that. One local country music talent with such a passion is Will […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Wildcats band, test scores and a landslide

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. CHS Band show The CHS marching band and colorguard is presenting their Grand Champion performance 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the football stadium. It’s free. The band is leaving town soon after the performance to compete in St. George, Utah. Website of the day Here’s […]

Thursday morning briefing: Play day, a big band and prohibition begins

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Play day Big Brother Big Sisters Big Day of Play is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Park. Food, games, entertainment, costume contest, pumpkin carving and prizes. The event is free. Information: 742-3337 Meg Sadau. Question of the day What’s the most […]