Pride of the Mountains Marching Band

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. 


 Band Archive Photos
Instructional Clinics practice on field

Whee Drum

Join us for our High School clinic and auditions for the WCU Percussion Section!

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Tournament of Champions


Join us for our annal Whee Spin clinic and Color Guard auditions!

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2017 Schedule

Summer Symposium

With many great offferings for both students and adults, Summer Symposium 2018 should be on your calendar! 



 Band Archive Photos

Purple Thunder

Purple Thunder debuted in 2009. Be sure to catch this is winter drum line of Pride of the Mountains Marching Band.

Meet the Purple Thunder

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.
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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

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