Pride of the Mountains Marching Band

Purple Thunder


Purple Thunder is the winter drum line of Western Carolina University's Pride of the Mountains Marching Band.

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They first debuted in the winter of 2009, after two years of intensive planning. You will find  the NBA-style drum line is infectious, and it is all about entertainment. 

Find out how it all got started in this interview with Matt Henley, assistant director of athletic bands:

2018 Performance Schedule

Find tickets for WCU Athletics events: 

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