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.
Join Pride of the Mountains for the 2024 Summer Symposium July 7-11! Thanks to Demoulin for sponsoring the 2024 Directors Academy! More information will be posted soon.
Sign up for the Pride of the Mountains experience! If you are planning to audition, be sure to fill out the commitment form (click image). The commitment form will be available January 2024.
Our 23rd annual Tournament of Champions will be held on a Saturday in October 2024. We'll have the exact date later this fall. Registration opens Thursday, February 1 at 7:00pm.
Auditions for 2024 are set; percussion will be May 18th and June 19th, color guard will be April 27 and May 18th. If you are planning to audition for these groups be sure to fill out the commitment form in early January 2024 . Audition materials will be sent once the form is complete. Good Luck!
Calling all high school band students! We are hosting our third annual Band Day on a Saturday in the Fall of 2024! Students have the opportunity to warm up with Pride of the Mountains marching band as well as perform in the Pre-Game show!
The Sudler Trophy, BOA Grand National Championships, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Rose Bowl Parade. See why this band is the one of the greatest.
Any person wanting to be a member of the wind section should fill out their commitment form in January 2024 (above). Wind audition information will be posted soon. Auditions are due on May 3, 2024.