Parade president makes his appearance

Jeffrey Throop, president of the Tournament of Roses Association, just appeared in the parade.

Watch the parade commerical-free

The Rose Parade is airing live and commercial-free on the Hallmark Channel.

Almost time!

Television viewers, get ready to watch the Pride of the Mountains live on the parade route!

Donors moved by band’s commitment to excellence

A Georgia couple shares why they made a gift to support the WCU band’s participation in the Rose Parade.

WCU band director Bob Buckner catches up with WCU alumna Catherine Dillard.

One of Buckner’s first students joins parade-goers

Bill Locklear, who arranges music for the WCU marching band, traveled to California to see them perform at the Tournament of Roses and attended a rehearsal held indoors (pictured) because of rain.

Music arranger joins WCU fans in California

“Anything that I can write, it doesn’t matter how difficult it is, these kids can play,” said Bill Locklear.

WCU band members celebrated New Year's Eve in style.

Video & Photos: Happy (early California) New Year

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.

(Short) Slideshow: Band visits Getty Museum

Slideshow: Band members explore Santa Monica

Videos: Band to honor California ska group and Dallas Cook in 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.

Experience the excitement! Interact with the Pride as they post highlights from the road.