The annual “Sounds of the Season” holiday concert will be presented by Western Carolina University’s School of Music on Sunday, Dec. 4.
The Western Carolina University community will come together under the theme “Purple Reigns” to celebrate Homecoming 2016 with major public events planned over a five-day period – Wednesday, Oct. 26, through Sunday, Oct. 30.
After countless hours of grueling rehearsals, Western Carolina University’s Pride of the Mountains Marching Band is just days away from displaying this year’s new production, “Whee See You.”
The Western Carolina University Pride of the Mountains Marching Band will share highlights from its trip to the 2011 Tournament of Roses Parade during a presentation set for Thursday, Feb. 17.
The temperature hovered just above freezing as the nearly 400 members of the WCU Pride of the Mountains Marching Band rehearsed this week. Too cold to play, they sang their parts as they marched. Band members listened at attention as Bob Buckner, director of the band, helped them visualize what to expect, including a much-needed reminder. “There, it’s 70 degrees!”
Bob Buckner suspects announcing his retirement to the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band was not as hard as watching the band will be this Saturday, Nov. 13, as it takes the field for the final home football game of the season – the last home football game for which Buckner will direct their performance.
Everything’s coming up roses for Western Carolina University’s marching band these days, as the 360 members of WCU’s Pride of the Mountains learned Saturday, Oct. 24, that the band has been selected to participate in the 2011 Tournament of Roses Parade.
Twenty-two top high school marching bands from four states will assemble for Western Carolina University’s ninth annual Tournament of Champions, an invitational competition hosted by WCU’s award-winning Pride of the Mountains Marching Band at E.J. Whitmire Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 10.