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 42nd NM POB

The 42nd New Mexico Pageant of Bands was held on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at Rio Rancho Ram Stadium in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Thank you to all who came out to the Rio Rancho HS Ram Stadium Saturday on such a beautiful day to watch 27 amazing bands perform for you and our adjudicators for the New Mexico Pageant of Bands!

2022 NM POB Results

1 to 40
41 to 55
6 to 75
76 to 100
First PlaceMoriartySandiaVolcano VistaCibolaCleveland
Second PlaceBelenGoddardAlbuquerqueSanta FeOrgan Mountain
Third PlaceManzanoPiedra VistaDemingAtriscoRio Rancho
People's ChoiceMoriartySandiaVolcano VistaLos LunasCleveland
BrassManzanoSandiaVolcano VistaCibolaCleveland
WoodwindsBelenGoddardVolcano VistaCibolaCleveland
PercussionMoriartySandiaVolcano VistaAtriscoCleveland*
Drum MajorValleySandiaDemingCibolaOrgan Mountain
SoloistKirtlandSandiaVolcano VistaSanta FeCleveland
ColorguardMoriartyPiedra VistaAlbuquerqueLos LunasCleveland

*Overall Percussion: V. Sue Cleveland

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.

Thank You Supporters!

Photo of POB Award PresentationWe would like to thank the New Mexico Pageant of Bands Organizing committee for their dedication and commitment to providing our youth the opportunity to perform. This committee is comprised of volunteer representatives from high school band parent and booster organizations from the following Albuquerque area public high schools: Albuquerque, Cibola, Del Norte, Eldorado, La Cueva, Manzano, Rio Rancho, Sandia, Valley and Volcano Vista. Thank you to those community members who have volunteered to serve as judges for the People’s Choice Awards. Thank you also to Chris & Bill Drotning, Francisco & Honey Smalls and Baum’s Music. These individuals, and this business have joined with Pageant of Bands in recognizing the outstanding work by the high school musicians by sponsoring section awards for this year.


Header image by Clarissa Anello Photography