POB 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. You can also Contact Us.

The 42nd NM POB

The 42nd New Mexico Pageant of Bands will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at Rio Rancho Ram Stadium in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Be a part of the musical excellence and showmanship of this wonderful competition! The 2022 POB entry fee is still $175.00, but your registration is not complete until we receive the entry fee. Your completed 2022 POB Program Sheet must be submitted by September 16, 2022. For more information, see our Band Directors page.

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. Gates will open at 7:45 am with the Presentation of Colors and Star Spangled Banner at 8:00 am followed by the first band performance at 8:15 am.

Will Call POB Admission Tickets

To avoid the line purchasing POB tickets, you can pre-purchase POB Will Call Tickets online. Simply click here to purchase your tickets and pick them up at the Will Call window at the ticket booth. You will need to show proof of purchase and a photo ID to receive when you pick up your tickets at Will Call. Please note that there is free admission for middle school and younger.  All ticket purchases are non-refundable.

Performance Schedule

The 2022 POB Performance Schedule is now available. You can also download the Full 2021 Band Schedule (including Warm-Up times and performances) as a pdf.

Professional Band Group Photography at the POB

Musical Images logoThe New Mexico Pageant of Bands is pleased to announce that a professional photographer from Musical Images will be available on site at the 2022 New Mexico Pageant of Bands to photograph all participating bands. Pictures will be taken immediately after the band performance in a manner that will not interfere with the day’s activities, but we ask that you inform your band members of this opportunity so that they can prepare for their photo and look their very best. There are two options for purchasing band photographs: Individual and Group Discount. Order forms and payment are due at the time of photography. Read More.

Advertise in the 2022 NM POB Program Guide

2021 NM POB Program CoverThe New Mexico Pageant of Bands Program will be available for purchase at the competition for $5. It provides a guide to the competition with information on each band and their group picture. It is a very popular keepsake for students, parents and band staff with over 800 distributed each year. Your business may advertise in the POB Program booklet. For more information see our POB Program Guide Advertisement page. 
The POB also offers a special rate of $75 to Band Booster Organizations or Band Directors for a full-page ad in the POB Program Guide for your band. The full-page black & white ad is normally placed adjacent to to your band program description. For more information and to order, visit our POB Band Booster Advertisement page. Deadline for 2022 POB Program Guide Ad Submission is Friday, September 30, 2022.

2022 NM POB Awards Underwriting

Photo of POB Award PresentationWould you or your company like to underwrite awards for the 2021 Pageant of Bands Competition? We are looking for companies, organizations, or individuals to underwrite our awards. Supporters who underwrite our awards are recognized in our printed program guide, on our website nmpob.org, with announcements during the event and complimentary tickets are given based on underwriting level. We welcome participation in our awards ceremony as a benefit of underwriting. Sponsors have the option of presenting the awards they are sponsoring. 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.  For more information, see our Underwriting page.

2021 Patches Available in the NM POB Store

Many items sold at the New Mexico Pageant of Bands competitions are available for online ordering including 2021 POB Patches. You can use PayPal or just a credit card. Visit the NM POB Store.

Watch APS Video about the 2021 New Mexico Pageant of Bands


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