The state competition took place Saturday at Atrisco Heritage Academy High School in Albuquerque. The Deming Wildcat band performed Saturday morning at 11:30 in the Class Quad-A Competition.
Deming impressed a panel of three judges to beat out seven other New Mexico Class Quad-A high schools for the top award.
Deming received scores of 99, 99 and 98 from the judges, for an average of 98.67.
Second place went to Valencia High School, and third to Centennial High School.