Area bands will perform benefit concert

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer A benefit concert Saturday to raise money for children’s homes in Portales will feature three local bands. The concert will be held at Eastern New Mexico University in the Campus Union Building ballroom. The band TUFTU takes the stage at 6 p.m., followed by Pre-Ordained, Thousand Year Reign and […]

April 3, 1945

The Portales High School band, directed by Vernon Allen, was awarded a distinguished service citation by the Music War Council of America in recognition of its “patriotic and inspiring use of music to aid the national war effort,” according to the Portales Daily News.

ENMU band plays in Dublin St. Patrick’s Day parade

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Eastern New Mexico University band recently got first-hand look at a bit of the green with a trip to Dublin, Ireland and a chance to play in the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. The ENMU band played for the president of Ireland. For many band members, it […]

Ticket feature: Celtic band headlines St. Patrick’s Day concert

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Freedom New Mexico Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day comes Beoga, a five-piece traditional Celtic band from Ireland, as part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. The group will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Clovis Civic Center. Beoga features the twin dueling accordions of Se

Benefit concert planned for ENMU instructor

Freedom New Mexico Several local bands are coming together in a charity concert for Eastern New Mexico University graduate and communications instructor Kevin Gardel, who was diagnosed with a rare cancer called primary myelofibrosis in September 2002. All funds generated from the concert will be donated to the Gardels family to help pay hospital bills. […]

Local Spanish band recognized

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Freedom New Mexico When Paul Cordova began performing with a few family members and friends at church carnivals in 2003, he had no idea his band would be named one of the top 15 bands in New Mexico. Groupo Cielo, which means heaven in Spanish, is a Clovis band made up of 10 area residents. […]

Dec. 14, 2008 Portales Junior High News

Students on honor band Band Director Cindy Stone reports that Maria-Renee Lops, Kaleigh Johns, and Hannah Wagner earned spots on the Southeast New Mexico Music Educators Association’s All-District Honor Band. Students competed against seventh-, eighth-, and ninth-grade musicians from even some 5A schools in the district. Wagner was second chair flute, Johns earned sixth chair […]

State title game music to band’s ears

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Saturday was a big day for the Portales Ram football team, winning its first state championship in 20 years, but it was a big day for the Ram marching band to perform as well. When the Rams weren’t marching up and down the field in a 48-10 thrashing over […]

Band to honor Sousa

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Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Community Band will cover the stage of the historic Lyceum Theater tonight for the 16th annual John Philip Sousa Concert. John Philip Sousa played a concert on the same stage in 1928. The program includes pieces written by Sousa. Homer Tankersley will join the band as solo vocalist for two […]

Nov. 2, 1956

A talent show was held at Causey Community Building with music by Cecil Joiner and his band with refreshments provided by the “Home Economics Girls.”

Sept 19, 1958

The Portales High School Ram Marching Band was to perform a half-time performance at the Portales-Clayton football game with the theme “Salute to the Service Clubs,” because the local clubs helped raise money for new uniforms.

Clovis High band holding march-a-thon

Freedom New Mexico Clovis High School Band will hold its annual march-a-thon starting at 8 a.m. today at Clovis High School. The band will march eight miles from the high school to Marshall Middle School to Yucca Middle School and back. The march, which serves as a fundraiser for a trip to Los Angeles, will […]

Portales Christian band’s music on the rise

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Portales Christian rock band Third Morning Rise is making a name for itself after only a year playing together. The four-member band is leaving for the Christian music festival Rock the Desert in Midland, Texas, today where crowds are expected to number 50,000 or more. The members admit they’re […]

Ram Band camp under way

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer While fall sports teams still have more than a week before their two-a-days begin, the Portales Ram Band has been hard at work all week in the 2008 Ram band camp. “It’s really cool to see our friends again,” sophomore trombone player Will Lampkins said. “But it does get […]

Music Building to get makeover

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Thomas Garcia The Fine Arts Programs at Eastern New Mexico University will be getting a new home with renovations and additions to the Music Building. Floorplans for the new renovations still need to be approved and bid on, but construction should begin in September, said Michael Sitton, dean of the College of Fine Arts. The […]

Band set for concert at Ned Houk

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Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Community Band will perform a variety of standard band pieces, Broadway selections and a few marches in the informal setting of Ned Houk Park, according to conductor Dustin Seifert. “This setting will be more relaxed than in a concert hall, because people can talk and socialize while listening to the […]

Mexican holiday to be celebrated

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Freedom New Mexico New Mexico band Los Tropicales will bring their sound of Bolero, Tejano and Latin Jazz to the final concert of the Clovis Community College’s 2007-2008 Cultural Arts Series. The annual Cinco de Mayo celebration is 6 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion Post 25. Tickets are $13 and available at the CCC […]

Western music captivates columnist

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor If I could yodel I’d buy a horse and guitar and follow Roy Rogers into the sunset. I’ve tried it in the shower but my wife says it sounds like I’m strangling cats. I’m pretty good on yippy-ti-yi-yis, but full on yodeling with the notes rising and falling from […]

PHS Counselors

Band rated excellent On Tuesday, Oct. 9, the Portales High School band traveled and competed against set criteria at the Southeast New Mexico Music Educators Association District Marching Festival in Artesia. At the festival the band received a rating of excellent. The PHS band has over 80 students marching and of the 80, 43 are […]

Aug. 22, 1981

• Congressman Joe Skeen recently meet with concerned citizens to discuss matters such as Social Security, welfare and food stamp programs, and issues faced by Cannon Air Force Base and concerns over changes to the Melrose Bombing Range. • Members of the Portales High School Ram Marching Band recently held a Rock-A-Thon. The event was […]