Band Directors

Band Directors, we look forward to seeing you at the 42nd New Mexico Pageant of Bands on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at Rio Rancho Ram Stadium in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Online band registration for the event is expected to be open in early May. Please watch for updates. We also wish to thank you for your timeless dedication to your students, for without them, there would be no Pageant of Bands.

POB Band Booster Ads – The POB offers a special rate of $75 to Band Booster Organizations or Band Directors for a full-page ad in the POB Program Guide for your band. The full-page black & white ad is normally placed adjacent to to your band program description. For more information and to order, visit our POB Band Booster Advertisement page. Deadline for 2022 POB Program Guide Ad Submission is Friday, September 30, 2022.

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

Photo of Cibola band members - Clarissa Anello Photography

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.

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

Photo of Rio Rancho Marching Band
Rio Rancho High School Marching Band – 2019 NM Pageant of Bands – Clarissa Anello Photography