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 42nd 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. The 2019 Fiesta will be held Saturday, October 19, 2019 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. 

Below is the 2019 registration. Here are some important dates:

July 15, 2019 Deadline to be included in the placement drawing

July 16, 2019 Placement drawing

September 20, 2019 Registration deadline


Application PacketZia HistoryResults


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