The Clovis Wildcats Marching Band continues to take marching competition season by storm. On Saturday, October 2, the Clovis High School Wildcat Marching Band & Wildcadettes travelled to Amarillo, Texas to compete in the High Plains Marching Festival where they won “Best Large School Band,” “Best Percussion Section,” and were named “Grand Champion” with a finals score of 92.12. This is the first contest the band has been able to attend since the fall 2019 and included nineteen bands from the Texas area.
The theme for this year’s show is “Home Run” and features the Wildcadette dance troupe, decked out in baseball uniform costumes, joining the band for the first time in competition history and a design with three 30-by-30 tarps as bases and a drum major station as home plate. The show continues to rack up accolades with this week’s Green and Silver classic being another pit stop on the road to success. Clovis won Best Music Performance, Best Marching Performance and Best General Effect Awards and was named Best in Class 5A and Best Overall Band.
Other local bands that competed this week include: New Mexico schools Portales, Roswell, Lovington, Roswell Goddard and Hobbs, and Texas schools Friona, Farwell, Brownfield and Levelland joined the ENMU Greyhound Sound on the field in an all-day celebration of marching band music. “This festival was extremely successful,” ENMU Director of Bands Dustin Seifert said. “I was most touched by the obvious joy within the community assembled at Greyhound Stadium. I’m grateful that ENMU could play such a strong role in the re-emergence of public music making.”
The CHS Marching Band is under the direction of Bill Allred, and assisted by Susan Davis, Juan De Leon, Dustyn Crane, Brandon Rowe, Jenny Flores, Michealla Bailey, and colorguard instructors Mariza Cordova and Maegen Leclear. The CHS Wildcadettes are under the direction of Kym Cordova and Sharon Dorman.
Clovis travels this weekend, October 9th, to Lubbock Texas for the Westerner competition.