CHS band places third in Zia Marching Fiesta

CNJ staff

The Clovis High School marching band finished third Saturday at the Zia Marching Fiesta, held at University Stadium in Albuquerque.

The band has made the final for 32 consecutive years at the fiesta, which was won this year by Mayfield High School.

In preliminary competition, CHS finished second and took awards for best musical achievement and best visual effect. The band also claimed best musical achievement honors in the finals.

The band is on the road against this weekend for a pair of competitions in St. George, Utah — the Utah Music Educators “Red Rocks” festival on Friday and the Bands of America Western Regional on Saturday.