Band Directors

Photo of Cibola High School Golden Regiment Marching Band, 2017 NM Pageant of Bands

The 40th New Mexico Pageant of Bands Marching Competition will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Wilson Stadium in Albuquerque.

Band Director Resources for the 2019 POB

40 Years of the POB! In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the New Mexico Pageant of Bands, this year’s competition includes 28 bands from throughout the state of New Mexico and 1 from Texas. New to this year’s competition are Canyon, Texas, Las Cruces Centennial, Las Cruces Mayfield, and Shiprock.To see a list of the 40th Anniversary participating bands, see our 2019 POB Band Entries page. Please note that you can click on the column heading to sort the list. (e.g. “CLASS ENTERING”)

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:

Class
Band Size
A
1 to 40
AA
41 to 55
AAA
56 to 75
AAAA
76 to 100
AAAAA
101 and above
Band size includes all participating students

The Pageant of Bands Organizing Committee recognizes that enrollments may change; therefore you may move down by class through September 6, 2019. If you have more students in band than your entry classification at the event, you will be moved to the proper class based on the number of your student performance participants. Please know your student count when you arrive at POB.

The 2019 POB entry fee of $175.00 is due by August 14, 2019. The entry fee is refundable only if you cancel prior to the deadline for entry on August 14, 2019. Otherwise, your entry fee will be credited to the following year’s competition. Please submit your entry fee as soon as possible, or no later than August 14, 2019. Alternatively, you can pay on-line with a credit/debit card (or PayPal Account, but a PayPal account is not needed). Simply go to our 2019 POB On-Line Entry Payment complete and submit. You will be directed to your payment options.

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 on August 14, 2019.  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. 

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.

NMPOB 2012 KeithIf you have any questions or comments, use our Contact form or email us at info@nmpob.org.

We look forward to seeing you and your band at the 40th Annual New Mexico Pageant of Bands on October 26, 2019. In the meantime, play the drum cadence below and imagine your band marching into Wilson Stadium for the Awards Ceremony.

 

Manzano High School Royal Guard Marching Band, 2017 NM Pageant of Bands