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 38th New Mexico Pageant of Bands Marching Competition was held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 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 a day to remember–

POB Merchandise Available on our Online Store – Many items sold at the New Mexico Pageant of Bands competitions are available for on-line ordering. You can use PayPal or just a credit card. Visit the POB Store. (additional 2017 patches are on order)

POB 2017 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

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.