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.”