POB 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. You can also Contact Us.

The 43rd NM POB

The 43rd New Mexico Pageant of Bands will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at Albuquerque Public Schools’ Nusenda Community Stadium at I-40 and 98th Street in Albuquerque. 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 2023 POB entry fee is still $175.00, but your registration is not complete until we receive the entry fee. Your completed 2023 POB Program Sheet must be submitted by September 1, 2023. For more information, see our Band Directors page.

2023 NM POB Awards Underwriting

Photo of POB Award PresentationWould you or your company like to underwrite awards for the 2023 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.

2022 NM POB Photo Gallery

JPhoto by Joe Grimandooe Grimando of Joe Grimando Photography donated photographs of the 2022 New Mexico Pageant of Bands competition. View them in the 2022 NM POB Photo Gallery. If you would like a fine print of any of these photos, contact Joe at joegrimando@gmail.com.

2022 POB Pins and Patches Available in the POB STORE

Photo of 2022 POB pin and patchThe New Mexico Pageant of Bands sells merchandise from previous year’s Pageants in our online POB Store. Itens now include the very popular 2022 pins and patches and the 2022 POB Program Booklet. You can use PayPal or just a credit card. Visit the NM POB Store.

2022 POB Adjudicators

Biographies of the New Mexico Pageant of Bands panel of marching band adjudicators for the 2022 competition are available. Visit our 2022 NM POB Adjudicators page.

Header image by Clarissa Anello Photography