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 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! Online band registration for the event is expected to be open in early May. Please watch for updates.
Advertise in the 2022 NM POB Program Guide
The 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
Would 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.
In Memoriam – Professor Eric Rombach-Kendall
We were saddened to hear of the recent death of Eric Rombach-Kendall, Professor of Music at the University of New Mexico, where he has served as Director of Bands since 1993. Many of your band directors have studied under Professor Rombach-Kendall. Some of your children may have had him as a guest conductor, as band directors would invite him to work with their bands as they prepared their concert music, and some may have had him as their Honor Band conductor. His wife, Julie is an Albuquerque Public Schools Elementary Music Teacher, so your children may have had her as their music teacher during their years. Read More
2021 Patches Available in the NM POB Store
Watch APS Video about the 2021 New Mexico Pageant of Bands
Header image by Clarissa Anello Photography