The 39th New Mexico Pageant of Bands Marching Competition was held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Wilson Stadium in
New Mexico Pageant of Bands
The New Mexico Pageant of Bands is a marching band competition for New Mexico High School Bands where bands are classified by band size, not by high school enrollment. Band size includes all students participating in the performance, including brass, woodwinds, drum line, pit and auxiliary along with students holding and moving props. These classes include:
|Band size includes all participating students|
Placement for competition in Class 1A and 2A for non APS bands will be assigned (we attempt to do this based on distance from Wilson Stadium). Placement for competition in 3A, 4A , 5A, and 1A and 2A APS bands will be determined by draw. All Class 3A, 4A , 5A, and 1A and 2A APS bands who have returned their completed entry form and their entry fee by the deadline will be in the draw. Drawings will be held by class size and the first drawn is the last to perform within a class. Based on prior years POB performance times, we anticipate approximate performance times for 1A and 2A to fall between 8:00am-12:00pm, 3A between 10:00-2:00, 4A between 12:00-3:00, 5A between 2:00-6;00. Actual performance times will be set closer to the competition date when entries are finalized. New Mexico Pageant of Bands can accommodate a maximum of 28 bands for competition. Should more than 28 bands apply, the acceptance will be based upon postmark and payment of returned submissions. If we do not have 28 bands by the drawing, other bands may still enter.
POB normally has eight judges, including specific percussion and auxiliary (color guard) judges. Your school can compete against other bands in your classification, or you have the opportunity to perform for comments only.
We look forward to seeing you and your band at the 40th Annual New Mexico Pageant of Bands in October of 2019. In the meantime, play the drum cadence below and imagine your band marching into Wilson Stadium for the Awards Ceremony.