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Clovis North Educational Center Wind Ensemble

  • Since the opening of CNEC in 2007 the Clovis North High School Instrumental Music Ensembles have received National, State and local recognition including, performing as a featured ensemble at the 2017 California All State Music Educators Conference, as a featured Band at the 2016 Music for All National Concert Band Festival, served as a lab band for Robert Sheldon at the 2014 CASMEC conference. The Bronco Marching Band has been named Western Band Association (WBA), class or grand champions multiple times since 2010. An overwhelming percentage of band and orchestra students consistently earn chairs in the county and state honor bands and orchestras. We offer a wide range of applied music faculty during the school day to provide group and individual lessons. In 2018 the Clovis North Band will host the 10th annual San Joaquin Valley Concert Band Invitational, which is a Music for All Regional Festival and affiliate of the Music for All National Festival presented by Yamaha. The festival is held mid April in our beautiful concert hall named after an outstanding Clovis Unified Music Teacher, Paul Shaghoian. The festival brings the Nation’s finest educators, musicians, and conductors to serve as evaluators, clinicians and guest conductors for the event.
  • 12/21/2017 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
  • Clovis North Educational Center Wind Ensemble
  • David Lesser
  • David Lesser is the first Director of Bands at the Clovis North Educational Center since opening in 2007 and has 16 years of teaching experience in the Clovis Unified School District (CUSD). He administers all aspects of CNEC Instrumental Music grades 7-12, conducts the Wind Ensemble, directs the award winning Bronco Marching Band and Color Guard, and conducts the pit orchestra for CNEC musical productions. Mr. Lesser is also the Secondary Instrumental Resource Teacher for the CUSD Visual and Performing Arts Department. Mr. Lesser is a proud graduate of California State University, Fresno. Mr. Lesser was proud to serve as an an associate director of the 2017 Music for All Tournament of Roses Parade National Honor Band. In 2014 Mr. Lesser received a Crystal award from the Clovis Unified School District for excellence as an educator. In 2006 Lesser was recognized by SBO Magazine as one of the “50 Directors Who Make a Difference”. He was also the Fresno Madera Counties Music Educator Association (FMCMEA) Jazz Educator of the Year in 2005.