Pride of the Mountains Marching Band

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Sounds of the Season concert coming up Dec. 4

The annual “Sounds of the Season” holiday concert will be presented by Western Carolina University’s School of Music on Sunday, Dec. 4.

WCU to celebrate Homecoming 2016 with slate of activities Oct. 26-30

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.

Pride of the Mountains ready to unveil this year’s show

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.”

‘Pasadena Experience’ set for Thursday

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.

Band makes final preparations for Rose Parade and Tournament of Roses Bandfest in California

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!”

WCU’s award-winning athletic band director to retire

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.

Marching band receives top national honor and invitation to 2011 Tournament of Roses Parade

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.

WCU to host Tournament of Champions marching band competition Oct. 10

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.

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