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The band celebrated New Year’s Eve at 9 p.m. PST in order to prepare for a 4 a.m. wake-up call to march in the Rose Parade.
Hear the California Suburban Legends’ song “You” that the WCU band will perform in the Rose Parade both in honor of a member of the ska band who died and in celebration of a shared love for marching band from coast to coast.
WCU student Heather Weaver captured this fun footage of band members loading trucks, flying to California and arriving at the Hyatt in Anaheim.
Band members sang the alma mater at the conclusion of an indoor rehearsal held Dec. 29 – the last rehearsal of 2010 and last under the direction of Bob Buckner, who plans to retire in 2011.
Watch Western Carolina University Pride of the Mountains Marching Band students have fun pulling up the tape that was used to mark the “field” during indoor rehearsal.
WCU freshman Josh Burr shares in this video what it means to get to go to Pasadena to march in the Rose Parade.
The band spelled the names on the field of 24 major supporters who helped make the $640,000 Rose Parade trip possible. Watch a video of the 2-hour event in 2 minutes and 24 seconds.
Among the unusual instruments incorporated into the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band “Rock U” field show is bagpipes, and playing the instrument is Ezra G. Byrd, a freshman tuba player majoring in secondary history education from Mebane.
Two recent WLOS-TV news stories have highlighted the band’s preparation to participate in the Tournament of Roses Bandfest on Dec. 30 and the Rose Parade on Jan. 1.