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. 

The Fiesta will begin at 10:15am with gates opening at 9:30. Please note that the ticket office is not able to accept credit cards for ticket purchases. Merchandise vendors and concessions inside the stadium, however, are able to accept credit cards.

Click HERE to download the Zia 2018 routing schedule.

Following the preliminary award ceremony, the stadium will be cleared. Gates will reopen for the finals competition at 6:30pm.

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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