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Jack Eaddy Jr. to Lead Pride of the Mountains

New Pride of the Mountains leader looks to build on an already great tradition and Jack Eaddy Jr. is all about pushing the envelope.

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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.

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Anyone wishing to join the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band should fill out the commitment form below. Incoming Freshmen do not need to wait until class registration. If you are a high school student who are interested, reach out and we'd love to discuss your future plans.

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