Band Directors, thank you for your efforts at the 41st New Mexico Pageant of Bands held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Rio Rancho Ram Stadium in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. We also wish to thank you for your timeless dedication to your students, for without them, there would be no Pageant of Bands. Results for this year’s competition are on our 2021 NM POB Results page. You can also view short biographies of this year’s adjudicator panel on our 2021 NM POB Adjudicators page.
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 the 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 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.
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 42nd New Mexico Pageant of Bands! In the meantime, play the drum cadence below and imagine your band marching into Wilson Stadium for the Bands in Review and Awards Ceremony.