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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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 Band Archive Photos
Whee Drum at Western Carolina University: Drumming Clinics for High School Students

Summer Symposium

We are working hard to provide a meaningful Summer Symposium for everyone.


Whee Spin at Western Carolina University: Colorguard Clinic for high school students.

Become a Member of the Pride of the Mountains!

Sign Up for the Real Pride of the Mountains Experience! If normal POTM operations change due to Covid-19, members will have the option to reconsider.

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Wind training day

Tournament of Champions Registration

We are excited to announce our 21st annual Tournament of Champions will be held on Saturday, October 23rd 2021. More detials regarding registration will be released soon.


 Band Archive Photos

Whee Spin and Whee Drum Clinics

Our 2021 date has been set for May 22nd.

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.

See the highlights

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


Drumline members in Pride of the Mountains Marching Band

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