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

2019 Tournament of Champions Schedule

We are excited to announce the 2019 Tournament of Champions competing bands.

2019 Schedule
Whee Spin at Western Carolina University: Colorguard Clinic for high school students.

Become a Member of Pride of the Mountains!

Looking to join the Pride of the Mountains Marching band for the Fall of 2019? Learn more and fill out our commitment form.

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2019 Schedule

Wind training day

Wind Training Day

Pride of the Mountains staff will be conduction an all day clinic for new members of the Pride of the Mountains Marching band. New members will get to meet the leadership team and get some tips and tools that will help them complete their video auditions.

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 Band Archive Photos

Whee Spin and Whee Drum Clinics

Join us for these clinics and auditions Saturday, May 18th, 10am-6pm

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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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