Band Directors

Picture of Drum Major from 2016 NM Pageant of Bands, Zachary NunezThe 38th New Mexico Pageant of Bands Marching Competition was held on October 21, 2017 at Wilson Stadium in Albuquerque.   

Band Director Resources for the 2017 POB

New Mexico Pageant of Bands

The New Mexico Pageant of Bands is a marching band competition for New Mexico High School Bands where bands are classified by band size, not by high school enrollment. Band size includes all students participating in the performance, including brass, woodwinds, drum line, pit and auxiliary along with students holding and moving props. These classes include:

Class
Band Size
A
1 to 40
AA
41 to 55
AAA
56 to 75
AAAA
76 to 100
AAAAA
101 and above
Band size includes all participating students

Placement for competition in Class 1A and 2A for non-APS bands will be assigned (we attempt to do this based on distance from Wilson Stadium). Placement for competition in 3A, 4A, 5A, and 1A and 2A APS bands will be determined draw. All Class 3A, 4A , 5A, and 1A and 2A APS bands who have returned their completed entry form by the deadline will be in the draw. Drawings will be held by class size and the first drawn is the last to perform within a class. Based on last year’s POB performance times, we anticipate approximate performance times for 1A and 2A to fall between 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, 3A between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 4A between 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, 5A between 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Actual performance times will be set closer to the competition date when entries are finalized.

New Mexico Pageant of Bands can accommodate a maximum of 28 bands for competition. Should more than 28 bands apply, the acceptance will be based upon postmark and payment of returned submissions. If we do not have 28 bands by the drawing, other bands may still enter.

NMPOB 2012 KeithIf you have any questions or comments, use our Contact form or email us at info@nmpob.org.

We look forward to seeing you and your band at the 39th Annual New Mexico Pageant of Bands in the Fall 0f 2018. In the meantime, play the drum cadence below and imagine your band marching into Wilson Stadium for the Awards Ceremony. Enjoy!

 

 

2016 NM Pageant of Bands, Zachary Nunez