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. The event is normally held at Wilson Stadium in Albuquerque, New MexicoFor more information see our About page. You can also Contact Us.

The 2020 POB Competition Has Been Canceled

Sadly, like many other events that are being canceled throughout the state because of COVID-19, the 2020 POB competition has also been canceled.  All of our volunteers wish you, your students and families the best for the upcoming school year. Now we look forward to a beautiful October Saturday in 2021 when we can all be together for the 41st Annual New Mexico Pageant of Bands competition.

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.

2019 Band Group Photos

 Official band group photographs for the 2019 POB can be ordered online from XL Sports Photography. Please direct questions/orders to them at (505) 302-8979 or info@xlsportsphoto.com

Thank You 2019 POB Supporters!

New Mexico Pageant of Bands 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. We’d like to thank Baum’s Music for underwriting our Outstanding Brass Section Awards, Jerry and Jan Cross for underwriting the 2019 People’s Choice Awards, Bill and Christine Drotning for the Outstanding Percussion Awards and Mauger Estate Bed and Breakfast for the Outstanding Soloist Awards. For more information, see our Underwriting page.

2018 POB Pictures

DSC_0479Rebeca 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. Thank you so much! See the 2018 POB Photo Gallery


Photo of Matt CasarezSBO’s Annual 50 “Directors Who Make a Difference” List

Matt Casarez, Director of the Rio Rancho High School Band has been named to the School Band & Orchestra (SBO) 22nd Annual 50 “Directors Who Make a Difference” list. Read More


Header image by Clarissa Anello Photography