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 NM POB to be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021

The 41st  New Mexico Pageant of Bands Marching Competition will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Rio Rancho Ram Stadium in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.  Be  a 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. The 2021 POB entry fee is still $175.00, but your registration is not complete until we receive the entry fee. Your completed 2021 POB Program Sheet must be received by September 3, 2021. For more information, see our Band Directors page.

2021 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.

2019 NM POB Pictures

Photo of Rio Rancho Marching BandRebeca 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. See the 2019 POB Photo Gallery

NM 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.

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