New Mexico Pageant of Bands 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.

The 40th New Mexico Pageant of Bands Marching Competition will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Wilson Stadium in Albuquerque. 

Band Directors – It’s time to register for the 40th POB! Be part of the musical excellence and showmanship of this wonderful competition. To register your band, go to our Band Directors page and submit the on-line registration form. However, your registration is not complete until we receive payment. Deadline for receiving your registration and entry fee is August 14, 2019. Your Program Sheet is due by September 6, 2019 for inclusion in the POB Program booklet. It can also be entered on-line.

2019 POB Pins and Patches Now Available in the POB Store – 2019 POB Pins and Patches are now available to order. You can buy yours online at the POB Store.

Band Booster Ad Orders Now Available Online – The POB offers a special rate of $75 to Band Booster Organizations or Band Directors for a full-page ad in the POB Program Booklet for you to promote 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.

2017 POB Program CoverAdvertise in the POB Program – The New Mexico Pageant of Bands Program is available for purchase at the competition for $5. It provides a guide to the competition with information on each band and their group picture from the previous year. 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 Booklet Advertisement page.

2018 POB Results

1 to 40
41 to 55
6 to 75
76 to 100
First PlaceAztecPiedra VistaHighlandVolcano VistaCleveland
Second PlaceDel NorteSilverAlbuquerqueLos LunasLa Cueva
Third PlaceKirtlandSandiaGoddardCibolaRio Rancho
People's ChoiceDel NortePiedra VistaHighlandCibolaManzano
BrassAztecSilverHighlandVolcano VistaEldorado
WoodwindsAztecSilverHighlandVolcano VistaCleveland
PercussionAztecRoswellAlbuquerqueVolcano VistaManzano*
Drum MajorDel NorteSandiaHighlandLos LunasCleveland
SoloistDel NorteValleyHighlandLos LunasCleveland
ColorguardDel NortePiedra VistaHighlandVolcano VistaLa Cueva

*Overall Percussion: Manzano High School
2018 POB Spirit of Band Award: Sandia High School

Thank You Supporters!

New Mexico Pageant of Bands 2018 Outstanding Section Awards were 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, Arsenal Drum and Bugle Corp for our Outstanding Drum Major Awards, Bill and Christine Drotning for our Outstanding Percussion Awards, Jerald and Janet Cross for the People’s Choice Awards, Mauger Estate Bed and Breakfast for the Outstanding Soloist Awards. Melissa Robinson – SCENTSY for our Outstanding Woodwinds Awards, and Angela Franco-Roden – Shear Beauty Salon for underwriting our Colorguard Awards.  Special thanks to the New Mexico National Guard for underwriting our Participation and Class Awards! For more information, visit our Underwriting page.

POB Store

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

2017 POB Pictures

Rebeca 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, along with LaCueva grad Mackenzie Everett. Thank you so much! Pictures from the 2017 New Mexico Pageant of Bands are available in multiple galleries: