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 37th New Mexico Pageant of Bands Marching Competition will be held October 22, 2016. Watch for more details.

Band Directors – It’s time to register for the 37th 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 24, 2016. Your Program Sheet is due by September 9, 2016 for inclusion in the POB Program. It can also be entered on-line.

2015 POB Merchandise Now Available on our Online Store

Many items sold at the 2015 New Mexico Pageant of Bands are now available for ordering. You can use PayPal or just a credit card. Visit the POB Store.

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2015 POB Pictures

Pictures from the 2015 Pageant of Bands are available in multiple galleries:
POB Performance Gallery
POB Awards Gallery
POB Misc Gallery
Check it out. You may see someone you know!

Alan Spencer, NM POB AnnouncerMeet the New POB Announcer

Alan Spencer is the new volunteer announcer for the New Mexico Pageant of Bands. Alan is a teacher at La Cueva and replaces Bill Troutman who served as the volunteer announcer for the New Mexico Pageant of Bands for 25 years. We are fortunate to have Alan as an announcer and hope he continues for the next 25 years! Read More

View a photo montage of the 2015 POB produced by Albuquerque Public Schools.
Many thanks to Johanna King of APS Communications and photographers Rebeca Zimmerman and Mackenzie Everett!

DDINKLES Spirit of Band Award - NM POBDINKLES Spirit of Band Award. Once again, the DINKLES Spirit of Band Award was presented to the band whose students and parents best exemplify School Pride, Friendship, Creativity, Camaraderie and Good Sportsmanship. Through the Spirit of Band Award, DINKLES encourages band members and boosters to celebrate the fun and friendship of marching band events. We wish to thank DINKLES Marching Band Shoes and Up Front Footwear, Inc. for sponsoring this award. This year that honor went to the Belen High School Intensity Marching Band. Congratulations!