The WCU band is widely regarded as one of the top marching bands in the Southeast for its elaborate field shows. Often called “the world’s largest funk-rock band,” the unit performs a crowd-pleasing medley of up-tempo pop tunes, with electric guitars, singers and other musical elements not typically associated with marching bands.

As he inducted Buckner into the Bands of America Hall of Fame in 2005, the organization’s president and chief executive officer, Scott McCormick, praised the Pride of the Mountains as “the most innovative and exciting marching band in the Southeast.”

In addition to performing at WCU football games and providing exhibition performances throughout the Carolinas, the band has been featured three times as an exhibition band at the prestigious BOA Grand National Championships (a showcase for the nation’s top high school marching bands) and at four BOA regional competitions in Atlanta. WCU’s own Tournament of Champions, an invitational competition that brings 27 of the Southeast’s leading high school marching bands to campus every year, attracts some 10,000 musicians and spectators.

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