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TO THE EDITOR:

The Artesia Band Boosters Sporting Clay Shoot was held on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Eddy County Shooting Range. The community support of the Artesia Band Boosters through sponsorships and donations was overwhelming, and once again proves that Artesia is truly the City of Champions.

The Bulldog bands are privileged to support, motivate and entertain the Bulldog athletes and fans at Bulldog sporting events, seasonal concerts, competitions and, of course, the annual cakewalk. The band has the honor of playing Artesia’s unique fight song and alma mater at each event, both of which were composed and arranged by former Bulldog band director, Justin Bradbury. These songs are one of a kind… just like “The Pride of the Pecos Valley” Bulldog band.

The boosters would like to recognize those sponsors and donors who “pulled” together to make the Sporting Clay Shoot a complete success. The funds raised from this event will benefit all Bulldog band students, grades 6-12, and will go towards travel, uniforms, equipment, scholarships for band camp and scholarships for graduating senior band students.

Orange Sponsors were Asher Ultrasound Services LLC, Deans Inc., Desert Hills Electric, First American Bank, Giles Inc., Mack Energy Corporation, Navajo Refining, Pecos Valley Equipment, Peñasco Valley Telephone, Tate Branch Dodge, and White Trash Trailers. Our Black Sponsor was Sweatt Construction. White Sponsors were Artesia Metals, Big Chief Trading Post, Concho Resources, Central Valley Electric, Regeneration Energy Corporation, Santo Petroleum LLC, Smile Xpressions, and Yates Petroleum Corporation. Other sponsors were Abo Petroleum, Artesia Credit Union, Artesia Trailblazers, Bennie’s Western Wear, Chase Foundation, First Street Firearms LLC, Guy Chevrolet, JS Ward & Son, Safari Club International, and Terry’s Electronics. Thank you so much!

Congratulations to The Pride of the Pecos Valley for receiving a Division I at the recent marching band contest. Please join the Bulldog bands for the annual cakewalk on Saturday, Oct. 17, during Art in the Park. “Onward Bulldogs…!”

Sincerely,
Artesia Band Boosters
Kevin Bartley, Clay Shoot Chairman