Band Directors, we appreciate your support and optimism you have shown for your band program for this coming fall. Sadly, like many other events that are being canceled throughout the state because of COVID-19, this year’s competition has also been canceled. All of our volunteers wish you, your students and families the best for the upcoming school year. Now we look forward to a beautiful October Saturday in 2021 when we can all be together for the 41st Annual New Mexico Pageant of Bands competition.
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 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 41st Annual New Mexico Pageant of Bands in October 2021. In the meantime, play the drum cadence below and imagine your band marching into Wilson Stadium for the Bands in Review and Awards Ceremony.