New Mexico Pageant of Bands logoWelcome to the New Mexico Pageant of Bands Web Site. This annual event provides a venue for over 2,000 New Mexico high school students to exhibit their skills and receive feedback from nationally recognized judges and is based on band size, not school size. The New Mexico Pageant of Bands is a nonprofit organization promoting performance excellence and sportsmanship in high school marching band competition. For more information see our About page.

The 39th New Mexico Pageant of Bands Marching Competition will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Wilson Stadium in Albuquerque.

Band Directors – It’s time to register for the 39th POB! Be part of the musical excellence and showmanship of this wonderful competition. To register your band go to our Band Directors page and complete and submit the on-line registration form. You can also download the registration form and mail it in. However, your registration is not complete until we receive payment. Deadline for receiving your registration and entry fee is August 22, 2018. Your Program Sheet is due by September 7, 2018 for inclusion in the POB Program. It can also be entered on-line.

2017 POB Program CoverAdvertise in the POB Program – The New Mexico Pageant of Bands Program is available for purchase at the competition for $5. It provides a guide to the competition with information on each band and their group picture from the previous year. It is a very popular keepsake for students, parents and band staff with over 800 distributed each year. Your business may advertise in the POB Program booklet. For more information see our POB Program Booklet Advertisement page.

POB Store

Many items sold at the New Mexico Pageant of Bands competitions are available for on-line ordering (including 2017 POB Patches!). You can use PayPal or just a credit card. Visit the POB Store.

2018 POB Sponsorship

Would you or your company like to sponsor awards for the annual Pageant of Bands Competition? We are looking for companies, organizations, or individuals to sponsor our awards. Sponsors are recognized in our printed program booklet, on our website, with announcements during the event and complimentary tickets are given based on sponsorship level. We welcome participation in our awards ceremony as a benefit of their sponsorship. Sponsors have the option of presenting the awards they are sponsoring. Outstanding Section Awards are presented to one band in each class for the following categories, Brass, Percussion, Woodwinds, Soloist, Drum Major, Colorguard, and People’s Choice. We’d like to thank Bill and Christine Drotning for sponsoring our 2018 Outstanding Percussion Awards. For more information, see our Sponsorship page.

2017 POB Pictures

Rebeca Zimmerman, Highland High School Photography and Journalism educator, photographs and edits on field photos of each fall’s POB. Some of her students also assist with these on field photographs, along with LaCueva grad Mackenzie Everett. Thank you so much! Pictures from the 2017 New Mexico Pageant of Bands are available in multiple galleries: