CLOVIS (KSMX)- The Clovis High School Marching Band set a new state record during competition at the 42nd Annual Zia Marching Fiesta held on the University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque, Saturday, October 19.
In the preliminary and finals competition, the band captured awards for Clovis won Outstanding Musical Achievement, Outstanding Visual Achievement, Outstanding General Effect, and won Class 4A, outscoring the second place band by a full 5 points.
This marks the Wildcat Marching Band’s eighth consecutive State Championship, eighteenth Zia Marching Fiesta New Mexico State Championship, fourteenth Grand Champion title, and their fortieth finals appearance. Special congratulations to CHS Band Director, Bill Allred, who captured his twelfth Zia Marching Fiesta title.
The Marching Band is under the direction of Bill Allred and assisted by Daniel Perez, Timothy Clifford, Stephanie Lenhart, Melissa Rice-Perez, Jennifer Flores, Savannah Muir, Brandon Bahara, and Dustyn Crane (student-teacher).
“As always, the Wildcat Band would like to thank the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education, administration, and the communities of Clovis and Cannon AFB for their continued support of music education.”
On November 9, the band will travel to St. George, UT, to compete in the Bands of America Utah Regional Championship.