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Here at the Follow the Pride in Pasadena website,, Western Carolina University fans will be able to interact with and follow the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band through updates, pictures, videos, tweets and more as the band travels to Pasadena, Calif., to march in the Rose Parade.

Nearly 400 members of the band will march in the internationally televised Rose Parade on Jan. 1, 2011, and perform in the Tournament of Roses Bandfest show at the end of the first session (around 11:50 a.m. PST) of the show on Thursday, Dec. 30.

Visit and return often to to enjoy:

  • Photographs of band members throughout the  trip – as well as historic photos of the band from over the years.
  • Videos made by band members, showing the trip through their eyes.
  • Profiles of band members and what it took for some to prepare for the Rose Parade.
  • Information about how to watch the band’s performance live on the Web at Bandfest by purchasing a webcast for $8.50.
  • Stories of how the members of the Pride raised thousands of dollars to be able to make the trip, and how you can still help support the “Pride to Pasadena” effort.
  • Information about how to watch the parade live, starting at 11 a.m. EST New Year’s Day on ABC, NBC, HGTV, Tribune, Univision, Telemundo, Travel Channel, Discovery HD Theater or Sky Link TV.
  • Features about the band’s directors and information about the band and how it grew and evolved into the 2009 winner of the Sudler Trophy, the “Heisman Trophy” of collegiate marching bands.
  • Comments from friends, fans and supporters of the band on posts such as this.

Celebrate the Pride by leaving a comment on this post and others from Dec. 20 – Jan. 2! Join us.


  1. Posted December 16, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    This is awesome! Can’t wait to follow with Pride!

  2. Bill Studenc
    Posted December 17, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    Looking forward to following The Pride in Pasadena.

  3. Ana Martinez
    Posted December 20, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    So excited for the band, can’t wait to see them on TV!

  4. Kendall
    Posted December 20, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

    I can’t wait to see them in Pasadena. Instead of counting down ’til Christmas, I’m counting down ’til the 29th when I’m getting on a plane bright & early to fly to Cali. to see the Pride perform!

  5. Devin W.
    Posted December 22, 2010 at 1:19 am | Permalink

    Woooo Brittany! you’ll beast it!

  6. Tammy O
    Posted December 22, 2010 at 4:08 am | Permalink

    Go Brittany and Pride of the Mountains!

  7. Posted December 22, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    Go Brittany and Pride of the Mountains!

  8. Terry Dennison
    Posted December 23, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    Man im glad to be home but i cant wait to go to Cali! 🙂

  9. christina tejeda
    Posted December 29, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    Brittany im glad that u had a very safe flight and your now safley in cali. i love u girl and im so proud that u are in this band and that u got the change to be apart of something awsome. cant wait to see u on tv marching through the street of pasdena. have a blast while u are there. we love u and miss u . love puh

  10. Ann Williams
    Posted December 31, 2010 at 10:35 pm | Permalink

    I am so thankful for this site. Wonderful photos and information. Katlyn we love you and are so proud. We will all be watching tomorrow from Maw-Maw’s house. We are having a big party. Would say wish you were here, but if you were, than you wouldn’t be there. : )
    <3 Mama