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.

THANK YOU! – 26 fantastic bands, 8 wonderful judges, 1 fantastic announcer, many super helpful dedicated Kappa Kappa Psi members from UNM & NMSU, and several hundred volunteers made the 38th New Mexico Pageant of Bands Marching Competition held on October 21, 2017 a day to remember!

2017 POB Patches are Now Available

image of 2017 POB Patch

We didn’t anticipate the number of people who would like a POB patch this year, and sadly we ran out before the end of the day. We ordered additional patches and they are now available. To place your order, go to our 2017 POB Patch page, select the quantity and add it to your cart. Payment is secure via credit card or PayPal. Other POB Merchandise items are available too.  Visit the POB Store.

2017 POB Results

1 to 40
41 to 55
6 to 75
76 to 100
First PlaceSanta FePiedra VistaHighlandVolcano VistaLa Cueva
Second PlaceDel NorteValleyLos LunasValenciaEldorado
Third PlaceRuidosoBelenAlbuquerqueAtrisco HeritageRio Rancho
People's ChoiceDel NortePiedra VistaHighlandVolcano VistaEldorado
BrassSanta FePiedra VistaHighlandValenciaEldorado
WoodwindsSanta FeValleyLos LunasVolcano VistaEldorado
PercussionSanta FePiedra VistaAlbuquerqueValenciaCleveland*
Drum MajorSanta FeBelenAlbuquerqueVolcano VistaRio Rancho
SoloistSanta FeValleySandiaAtrisco HeritageEldorado
AuxillarySanta FePiedra VistaHighlandVolcano VistaLa Cueva
*Overall Percussion: V. Sue Cleveland High School
2017 POB Spirit of Band Award: Aztec High School

2017 POB Pictures

Photo of line-up for 2017 NM POB Awards ceremony.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:

Thank You Sponsors!

New Mexico Pageant of Bands 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 Baum’s Music for sponsoring our Outstanding Brass Section Awards, Arsenal Drum and Bugle Corp for sponsoring our Outstanding Drum Major Awards, Bill and Christine Drotning for sponsoring our Outstanding Percussion Awards, Jan and Jerry Cross for sponsoring our People’s Choice Awards, and Melissa Robinson – SCENTSY for sponsoring our Outstanding Woodwinds Awards. Would you or your company be interested in sponsoring one of the remaining awards? Please visit our Sponsorship page.

2017 POB Adjudicator Biographies Available – Biographies of the New Mexico Pageant of Bands panel of marching band Adjudicators for the 2017 competition are now available. Visit our 2017 POB Adjudicators page.