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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.

What's Happening

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

Summer Symposium

Unfortunately Canceled due to COVID-19

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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 2020? Learn more and fill out our commitment form.

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Wind training day

Tournament of Champions Registration

We are excited to take applications for our 20th annual Tournamnet of Champions. The following link will become active at 7pm on Monday, February 3rd at 7:00pm EST.

Register your band


 Band Archive Photos

Whee Spin and Whee Drum Clinics

Due to all on-campus clinics and camps being canceled for the summer, auditions have moved online.

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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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