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 was held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Wilson Stadium in Albuquerque. Thank you to all who came out to Wilson Stadium Saturday on such a beautiful day to watch 29 amazing bands perform for you and our adjudicators for the 40th annual New Mexico Pageant of Bands!

2019 POB Results

1 to 40
41 to 55
6 to 75
76 to 100
First PlaceWest MesaPiedra VistaGoddardCentennialLa Cueva
Second PlaceDel NorteBelenAlbuquerqueVolcano VistaEldorado
Third PlaceValleyShiprockSandiaLos LunasCleveland
People's ChoiceKirtlandPiedra VistaSandiaCentennialEldorado
BrassWest MesaPiedra VistaGoddardCentennialEldorado
WoodwindsWest MesaPiedra VistaGoddardCibolaRio Rancho
PercussionWest MesaPiedra VistaAlbuquerqueCentennialCleveland*
Drum MajorKirtlandBelenGoddardLos LunasCanyon
SoloistWest MesaPiedra VistaFarmingtonCentennialEldorado
ColorguardValleyPiedra VistaSandiaCentennialCanyon

*Overall Percussion: V. Sue Cleveland
2019 POB Spirit of Band Award: La Cueva

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

“Pageant of Bands celebrates 40 years of performance” on KRQE News 13

ReadCongrats to Our Pageant of the Band Winners” in the Albuquerque Public Schools News.

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

2019 POB Adjudicator Biographies – Biographies of the New Mexico Pageant of Bands panel of marching band Adjudicators for the 2019 competition are available. Visit our 2019 POB Adjudicators page.

Thank You 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.

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

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

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.