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.

Plan On Attending! Band members, directors and staff have worked hard to compete in this Pageant. Please show your support and appreciation by filling the stands! Invite family, friends and neighbors to attend. Ticket prices at the gate are $10 for adults, $7 for high school and college students as well as seniors and military. Free admission for middle school and younger. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, October 20 at Wilson Stadium. Gates will open at 8:00am.

Performance Schedule – The final 2018 POB Performance Schedule as of October 11th is now available. You can also download the Full 2018 Performance Schedule (including Warm-Up times) as a pdf.

2018 POB Program CoverBuy POB Merchandise at the Pageant! When you go to the Pageant of the Bands competition, be sure to pick up a copy of the 39th POB Program Guide. This booklet contains information about the Pageant and about the programs performed by the various bands as well as their pictures from last year. Drum Majors and soloists are also identified. The POB Program makes a wonderful memento of your experience at the POB. The Programs booklets will be sold in the stands and at the Merchandise Tent for $5. Other merchandise available include POB Pins & Patches ($5 each), POB T-Shirts ($15), POB Hats ($20), POB Sweatshirts ($40-$45) and previous years Pins, Patches and T-shirts ($5).

POB Group Photography Pre-Order –  The 2018 POB group photography will be supplied by Bellaments. Band group photos are $20 for a formal or “funny” 8×12 color print or $30 for two 8×12 color prints, including one formal and one “funny”. Orders can be placed on the day of the event or pre-ordered via online order directly to Belaments or by mail. Prints will be shipped to the address provided on the form for a $5 fee. To order by mail, download the photography order form and mail to Bellaments, 2901 Texas St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Payment must accompany all orders.

View the 2018 NM POB Entrants and Programs – The New Mexico Pageant of Bands would like to thank the many bands that have entered for this year’s event. To view the entrants, visit our 2018 POB Band Entries page. Please note that you can click on the column heading to sort the list. (e.g. “CLASS ENTERING”) You can also view the programs that will be performed by visiting our 2018 POB Band Programs page.

Thank You Supporters!

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 underwriting our Outstanding Brass Section Awards, Arsenal Drum and Bugle Corp for our Outstanding Drum Major Awards, Bill and Christine Drotning for our Outstanding Percussion Awards, Jerald and Janet Cross for the People’s Choice Awards, Mauger Estate Bed and Breakfast for the Outstanding Soloist Awards. Melissa Robinson – SCENTSY for our Outstanding Woodwinds Awards, and Angela Franco-Roden – Shear Beauty Salon for underwriting our Colorguard Awards.  Special thanks to the New Mexico National Guard Guard for underwriting our Participation and Class Awards! For more information, visit our Underwriting 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.

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: