Lead the Way. With Every Step.

On Thanksgiving Day 2019, 500 Catamounts will make the trip to New York to lead the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. We invite you to be a part of every step of the journey. And, we ask for your support along the way.

Making History in New York City

This year, Pride of the Mountains will become one of the only bands in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade history to perform twice in 5 years. The journey to this incredible day really begins now as students have already begun preparing for the Parade. Many though, are worried about the cost of the trip. Gifts of any size can help make this trip possible for our students.

Each of the five hundred students in Pride of the Mountains will need uniforms, equipment, meals, transportation, and lodging during their stay. We need your help to raise $150,000 to ensure all of our talented and hard-working band members get to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The more money that we raise, the less money these students will have to pay out of pocket.

We aren’t leaving any one behind and we can’t do this without you. Be with us every step of the way as Pride of the Mountains makes their way to Macy’s in 2019.

Join us in making this amazing dream happen for band members:

Contribute to the campaign

What Gifts Can Support

Every contribution gets a student one step closer to the experience of a lifetime

Fund one band members complete Macy's experience

Supplement one band members Macy's experience

Transportation between Cullowhee and New York City for one band member

Uniform enhancements for one band member

Thanksgiving dinner experience for one band member

Breakfast for one band member on Parade morning

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