AHS Band Ensembles

Marching Band

Beginning with Band Camp in the late Summer and continuing through early November, our marching band dedicates many early morning and some evening hours to perfect their marching show. This show is showcased at football games, and at marching competitions in October and early November. The three biggest shows are Pageant of Bands (POB) at Wilson Stadium, Zia Marching Fiesta hosted by UNM at University Stadium, and Tournament of Bands which is hosted by NMSU and held in Las Cruces at NMSU. Marching band requires a lot of hard work and dedication, but is also a lot of FUN.


Concert Bands

Concert season begins as soon as marching band is over. The Symphonic Band is the main ensemble, and also requires time and dedication. There also may be other ensembles adapted to help new musicians to improve their skills.


Jazz Band

Jazz Band is all year and includes any musician interested in learning the art of jazz musicianship.


Pep Band

Pep band includes all musicians from the marching band. This group entertains the crowds at many boys and girls basketball games, and some assemblies at the school.