Welcome 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. You can also Contact Us.

The 41st NM POB

The 41st  New Mexico Pageant of Bands Marching Competition was held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Rio Rancho Ram Stadium in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Thank you to all who came out to the Rio Rancho HS Ram Stadium Saturday on such a beautiful day to watch 23 amazing bands perform for you and our adjudicators for the 41st  New Mexico Pageant of Bands!

2021 NM POB Results

20211A
1 to 40
2A
41 to 55
3A
6 to 75
4A
76 to 100
5A
101+
First PlaceWest MesaLos LunasVolcano VistaRio RanchoCleveland
Second PlacePiedra Vista
Kirtland Central
AlbuquerqueManzanoCentennialEldorado
Third PlaceBelenSandiaRoswellCibolaLa Cueva
People's ChoicePiedra VistaLos LunasVolcano VistaRio RanchoCleveland
BrassPiedra VistaLos LunasVolcano VistaRio RanchoCleveland
WoodwindsWest MesaLos LunasVolcano VistaRio RanchoLa Cueva
PercussionWest MesaAlbuquerqueVolcano VistaRio RanchoEldorado*
Drum MajorMoriartySandiaVolcano VistaRio RanchoLa Cueva
SoloistPiedra VistaLos LunasVolcano VistaCentennialLa Cueva
ColorguardBelenGoddardVolcano VistaCentennialCleveland

*Overall Percussion: Eldorado

2019 NM POB Pictures

Photo of Rio Rancho Marching BandRebeca 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. See the 2019 POB Photo Gallery

NM POB Store

Many items sold at the New Mexico Pageant of Bands competitions are available for on-line ordering including a few 2019 POB Pins and Patches. You can use PayPal or just a credit card. Visit the POB Store.

Header image by Clarissa Anello Photography