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 […]

Jazz ensemble unites music, non-music majors

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Clarence Plank The Eastern New Mexico University Jazz ensemble is a collection of music majors and non-music majors who have come together to play their favorite music. The band is open to all students. “They play for local social events,” said ENMU Director of Bands Dustin Seifert, “and a couple of members … last semester […]

April 5, 2009 Events

Tuesday Wind Symphony/Guest High School Ensemble — 7 p.m. Campus Union Building Ballroom. ENMU Concert Band clinic. Thursday Food bank delivery — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Memorial Building, Sevent and Abilene streets. Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico is delivering commodities. Bring your own bag to carry the food. Friday Jack Williamson Lectureship — […]

ENMU jazz ensemble, brass choir hosting concert

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Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University brass choir and jazz ensemble will hold its inaugural combined concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Campus Union Building Ballroom. The concert is free and open to the public. The jazz ensemble will be directed by Chris Beaty and the brass choir will be directed […]

High school students get the beat at jazz fest

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By William P. Thompson Two Clovis High School jazz ensembles got some tips Friday from Los Angeles-based trombonist Scott Wakefield at Eastern New Mexico University’s jazz clinic. Whitfield, a recording artist for Summit Records who has worked with jazz legend Nat Adderley, was in town for ENMU’s Jazz Fest. The jazz fest is an annual […]

Feb. 27 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Choir competition Congratulations to the following choir students who recently participated in the Southeastern District Vocal Solo and Ensemble Competition. These students all received a superior rating at the festival;  Kaitlyn Stratton and Sarah Sutton both received “1″s for solos. Hannah Stroud, Natalie Salas, and Tatiana Torres also received a superior rating […]

ENMU holding Jazz Fest

By Michelle Seeber Internationally known trumpet player Jon Birdsong is the featured guest artist today and Friday at the 2004 Eastern New Mexico University Jazz Fest in Portales. Birdsong, a band member with eclectic jazz artist Beck, is only one of many musicians who are jazzing it up at the fest, however. The ENMU Alumni […]

Portales student awarded at Drama fest

Michelle Seeber Charles Britton, 16, of Portales High School waited Saturday with hundreds of other teenagers at Eastern New Mexico University’s Theatre Center to hear awards announced. To his surprise, he won a certificate for excellence in acting at the event, called the ENMU Drama Festival Awards Ceremony. He was among about 500 students from […]