My turn: Mariachi band makes history

By Alisa Bowell: PNT staff writer

I went to the Fiesta Navidad de Mariachi event in Clovis last weekend and was excited to know that I was getting to watch New Mexico’s first all-female Mariachi band.

Although I had no clue who any of New Mexico’s Mariachi bands were until this event, I felt privileged to be able to watch the performance of a band that was a breakthrough in New Mexico’s history. How exciting would it be to be able to say your group or band was the first to do something?

The highlight of the event for me was male dancers performing with swords. Yes, I’m a sucker for performances entailing any kind of weaponry or fire. Can you blame me? It doesn’t get any better than watching people dance with swords.

There were some gifted dancers and singers at the event and they did an amazing job with their performances.

For this weekend, don’t forget to check out the Flying J Wranglers in Clovis on Saturday and for those of you wanting to help the less fortunate, go donate to the Children’s Christmas Celebration at the Lighthouse Mission on Saturday in Clovis or give to the Salvation Army Angel Tree program at Wal-Mart in Clovis or Portales.