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.
We are working hard to provide a meaningful Summer Symposium for everyone.
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.
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.
Our 2021 date has been set for May 22nd.
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
Anyone wishing to join the Pride of the Mountains Marching band for the Fall of 2019 should fill out our commitment form. Incoming freshmen need not wait till class registration.
Are you a High School student? Allow us to reach out and discuss your future plans as a member of the band.