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.
Join Pride of the Mountains for the 2023 Summer Symposium July 9-13! We're excited to return in person this year. Thanks to Demoulin for sponsoring the 2023 Directors Academy! More information will be posted soon.
Sign up for the Pride of the Mountains experience! If you are planning to audition, be sure to fill out the commitment form (click image).
Our 22nd annual Tournament of Champions will be held on Saturday, October 14th 2023. Registrations opens Monday, February 6 at 7:00pm.
Auditions for 2023 are set; percussion will be May 20th and June 21st, color guard will be April 29-30 and May 20th. If you are planning to audition for these groups be sure to fill out the commitment form (click image). Audition materials will be sent once the form is complete. Good Luck!
The Sudler Trophy, BOA Grand National Championships, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Rose Bowl Parade. See why this band is the one of the greatest.
Any person wanting to be a member of the wind section should fill out their commitment form (above). Wind audition information will be posted soon. The link is live, and auditions are due on April 15, 2023.
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.