Support the Band

Female Marching Band Member

 

Your support can make a difference. Donations help fund marching band scholarships, necessary to attract the nation’s top talent. There are many ways to give to Pride of the Mountains.

Mountains to Macy's

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On Thanksgiving Day 2019, 500 Catamounts will make the trip to New York to lead the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. We invite you to be a part of every step of the journey. And, we ask for your support along the way.

Each of the five hundred students in Pride of the Mountains will need uniforms, equipment, meals, transportation, and lodging during their stay. We need your help to raise $150,000 to ensure all of our talented and hard-working band members get to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The more money that we raise, the less money these students will have to pay out of pocket.

Learn more and support our students 

Roy and Hazel Edwards Scholarship 

Endowed through the generosity of Robert Edwards in honor of his parents, this scholarship provides support for students in WCU's Pride of the Mountains Marching Band.  Edwards served WCU for many years as Internal Auditor and Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance.

Student playing on the field with Pride of the Mountains

  

Eligibility Requirements

  • Member of WCU's Pride of the Mountains Marching Band
  • A graduate of a high school located in Avery, Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, or Yancey County
  • Preference is given to graduates of Smoky Mountain High School
  • Good academic standing
  • Financial need as demonstrated by the FAFSA in a range exceeding federal grant assistance

GIVE TO THE ROY AND HAZEL EDWARDS SCHOLARSHIP

Bob Buckner Scholarship 

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This endowed fund provides program and scholarship support for the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band. The Marching Band Director will determine how funds will be allocated in every given year.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Member of the Pride of the Mountain Marching Band 
  • No sanctions in place at the time of award

Give to the Bob Buckner Scholarship 

LEARN MORE ABOUT BOB BUCKNER 

Michael Buckner Scholarship

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Family and friends of Michael Buckner have endowed this scholarship to support students who are members of the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band.

Eligibility Requirements

  • New freshmen
  • 3.0 GPA
  • A graduate of Smoky Mountain High School
  • Participant in the high school marching band
  • Participant in the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band 
  • Fulltime enrollment (12 hours)
  • No sanctions in place at the time of award

Give to the Michael Buckner Scholarship

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