Band members prep for flights to California

The first of the six flights scheduled to carry groups of WCU Pride of the Mountains Marching Band to California to participate in the Tournament of Roses Bandfest on Dec. 30 and Rose Parade on Jan. 1 leave today – Tuesday, Dec. 28.

The first group to report are students flying AirTran Airways out of Atlanta. They meet at WCU at 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 28. (Flight B)

The second group to report meets at the Charlotte airport at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, for a flight on American Airlines. (Flight C)

The third group reports to the Charlotte airport at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28., for a U.S. Airways flight. (Flight A)

The fourth group reports to the Raleigh airport at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, for a Delta flight. (Flight D)

The fifth group reports to WCU at 2 a.m. Dec. 29 to travel to Atlanta for an AirTran flight (Flight F)

The sixth group reports to the Charlotte airport at 5:45 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, for a U.S. Airways flight. (Flight E)

Last-minute packing and travel reminders are shared on the “Travel reminders, from tracksuits to snow globes” post.

6 Comments

  1. bandalum
    Posted December 28, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    As a previous band member years ago, me and my family will be saying prayers for all of you! Safe Travels, happy trails, and good luck with your “Show Time”!

  2. Teresa Prestipino
    Posted December 28, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

    Nakayla Shumate I’m proud of you. Have a good time and you and all band members be safe.

  3. Ana
    Posted December 28, 2010 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    The Raleigh group just made it to Atlanta! Super excited for the band! You guys are the best!

  4. Kendall
    Posted December 28, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

    I’m traveling with my mother out of AVL at 5:20 am to get a flight in Charlotte, then our connection to LAX. Can’t wait to be out on the West Coast celebrating & supporting the band.

    You guys make me so proud to be from WCU and western NC!

  5. Carol Hicks
    Posted December 29, 2010 at 6:54 am | Permalink

    Good luck Guys. Praying and excited for all of you. I know you will do us proud. Love to all. And I hope you have the time of your life. You deserve it.

  6. Julie
    Posted December 29, 2010 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    Flight E from Charlotte is on its way… About three hours into the five hour and 22 minute flight.