Pride of the Mountains Marching Band

Pride of the Mountains Marching Band

The WCU marching band was founded in 1938 with just 23 students. Today the award-winning Pride of the Mountains marching band has grown to almost 500 members, one of the largest in the United States. This "world’s largest funk-rock band" is widely regarded as one of the top marching bands in the Southeast for its elaborate field shows, with a crowd-pleasing medley of up-tempo pop tunes, electric guitars, singers and more. 

2017 Production Announced: TAKE NOTE!

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Happenings

 Band Archive Photos
Instructional Clinics practice on field

Instructional Clinics 


Register for upcoming clinics including WHEE SPIN, WHEE DRUM and WIND TRAINING. Stay up-to-date on upcoming events and important announcements.

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2017 Schedule

2017 Schedule Announced


We are excited to announce our 2017 Schedule. Be sure to mark your calendars and don't miss out on this exciting production. You can download our current schedule

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Annual Summer Symposium


July 9th - July 13th, 2017 | REGISTRATION DEADLINE June 29th
High school students join our band directors for a week of learning and fun. Register early!

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Highlights

 Band Archive Photos

Purple Thunder


Purple Thunder debuted in 2009. Be sure to catch this is winter drum line of Pride of the Mountains Marching Band.

Meet the Purple Thunder

Bob Buckner Marches with the Band

Awards and Honors


Sudler Trophy. Exhibition performers at multiple BOA Grand National Championships. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Rose Bowl Parade. See why this band is the one of the greatest.
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Cathouse Band


The Cathouse Band is a medium-sized ensemble that plays at all home basketball games during the spring semester.

Meet the Cathouse Band

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