History of the Clovis High School Wildcat Band
Clovis Wildcat Bands have received consistent Sweepstakes awards in the categories of Marching, Concert, and Sight-Reading for over forty years.
The Clovis Wildcat Marching Band has won the Zia Marching Fiesta Competition ten times and is the only band to make the finals competition every year since 1980.
Through the years, the band has earned a national reputation for excellence in marching and concert performance, having won numerous first-place trophies and awards in competitions throughout New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, Maryland, New York, Illinois, and California.
In December of 1969, the Clovis High School Wildcat Band was one of five from throughout the United States to perform for the National Midwest Band Clinic in Chicago, Illinois. In 1983, 1989, 1993, 1999, and 2005 the Band performed for the New Mexico Music Educators State Convention in Albuquerque as the recipient of the New Mexico Honor Band Award.
Since 1963, Clovis High School Concert Bands have been selected "Outstanding Band" in their class thirty times at major music festivals throughout the southwest. These festivals include:
Greater Southwest Music Festival in Amarillo, TX
Buccaneer Music Festival in Corpus Christi, TX
Astroworld Music Festival in Houston, TX
Mountain States Band Festival in Tempe, AZ
Carlsbad Invitational in Carlsbad, NM
Cavalcade of Music in Colorado Springs, CO
Six Flags over Texas Band Festival in Arlington, TX
Magic Mountain Band Festival in Los Angeles, CA
Directors Choice in San Antonio, TX
Heritage Festival in San Diego, CA
Heritage Fetival in Los Angeles, CA
Tri-State Music Festival in Enid, OK
The Clovis High School Wildcat Marching Band has a long history of success. In 1963 and 1975 the Wildcat Band performed at halftime for the Los Angeles Rams for an audience of 85,000 fans.
The Band has marched in parades at the following venues:
Disneyland, Los Angeles, CA
Disney World, Orlando, FL
1973 Presidential Inaugural Parade, Washington DC
1984 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York City, NY
1991 Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena, CA
1993 Hollywood Christmas Parade, Hollywood, CA
Throughout the years, the Wildcat Marching Band has earned the following awards:
1974 Tri-State Music Festival Outstanding Band
1982 West Texas State University Marching Contest Outstanding Band
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 Tumbleweed Classic Grand Champion
2005, 2010, 2011 NMSU Tournament of Bands Greg Randall Award for Outstanding New Mexico Band
2012 Amarillo High Plains Marching Contest Grand Champion
2012 Plainview Pioneer Marching Contest Grand Champion
2013 Lubbock Westerner Marching Band Grand Champions
2010 NMSU Tournament of Bands Grand Champion
1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 Zia Marching Fiesta New Mexico Champion
1987, 1988, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 Zia Marching Fiesta Grand Champion
1993 Hollywood Christmas Parade Field Competition Champion
44 consecutive Division 1 Ratings at SE NM Music Educators Association Marching Festival