The University of New Mexico Bands
Department of Music
MSC04 2570
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
(505- 277-8998


Zia Marching Band Fiesta

The date for the 41st Annual Zia Marching Band Fiesta has been set and with it we’ve made some changes that we hope will increase the value of the experience for you and your students (please see the attached Policy Changes). The 2018 Fiesta will be held Saturday, October 13, 2018 at University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  As you know, the event is sponsored by the University of New Mexico Bands and remains one of the most prestigious marching band events in the Southwest. 

Please click on the ZIA 2018 image below and fill out the accompanying registration packet and submit it by July 16, 2018. We will draw each class’s order on July 17, 2018 and notify you of your performance time that afternoon. Any registrations submitted after July 16, 2018 will be assigned times as the schedule permits. Registration closes on September 21, 2018. At that time ALL paperwork (such as Announcer forms and Synchronization forms) must be submitted as well.

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Tickets for the contest are available at the gate on the date of the contest. Ticket prices are as follows:

  Adults Students
All Day $16 $9
Prelims $11 $6
Finals $11 $6