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 39th New Mexico Pageant of Bands Marching Competition was held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Wilson Stadium in Albuquerque. Thank you to all who came out to Wilson Stadium Saturday on such a windy day to watch 28 amazing bands perform for you and our adjudicators for the 39th annual New Mexico Pageant of Bands!

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

2018 POB Adjudicator Biographies – Biographies of the New Mexico Pageant of Bands panel of marching band Adjudicators for the 2018 competition are now available. Visit our 2018 POB Adjudicators page.

View the 2018 NM POB Entrants and Programs – The New Mexico Pageant of Bands would like to thank the many bands that have entered for this year’s event. To view the entrants, visit our 2018 POB Band Entries page. Please note that you can click on the column heading to sort the list. (e.g. “CLASS ENTERING”) You can also view the programs that will be performed by visiting our 2018 POB Band Programs 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, 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 Group Photography –  The 2018 POB group photography is supplied by Bellaments. Band group photos are $20 for a formal or “funny” 8×12 color print or $30 for two 8×12 color prints, including one formal and one “funny”. Orders can be placed  online order directly to Belaments or by mail. Prints will be shipped to the address provided on the form for a $5 fee. To order by mail, download the photography order form and mail to Bellaments, 2901 Texas St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Payment must accompany all orders.

POB Store

Many items sold at the New Mexico Pageant of Bands competitions are available for on-line ordering (including 2017 POB Patches!). 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: