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 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 are $10 for adults, $7 seniors and military. Free admission for middle school and younger. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, October 22 at Wilson Stadium. Gates will open at 8:00am. First band around 8:30am.

Band Directors – It’s not to late to submit your Program Sheets for the 37th POB!

If you haven’t already done so, your Program Sheet is needed for inclusion in the POB Program. It can be entered on-line or from our Band Directors page.

2016 POB Judge Biographies Available

Biographies of the New Mexico Pageant of Bands panel of marching band judges for the 2016 competition are now available. Visit our 2016 POB Judges page.

Meet the POB Judge Liaison

Photo of Bill Drotning, NM POB Judge LiasionThe New Mexico Pageant of Bands is an all volunteer organization and it takes many hours year-round to bring about the competition. One such volunteer is Bill Drotning, the Judge Coordinator and Liaison for the New Mexico Pageant of Bands  Bill assembles a panel of judges who bring their various experiences and skills to our competition from all over the country. As Liaison, he handles travel, housing, and transportation arrangements for our judges. We very much appreciate his year-round efforts. Read More.

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 POB Announcer

Alan Spencer is the 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.