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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.

The band thanks sponsors … in fast motion

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.

Volunteer truck drivers prepare for wintry weather

A white Christmas spelled more work for truck drivers who are volunteering their time to help the WCU band transport equipment to California for the Tournament of Roses.

Trucks get ‘wrapped up’ for the trip west

Three trucks will carry band instruments, uniforms, equipment and luggage to save the band about $40,000 in checked baggage fees.

The band surprises director Bob Buckner

In 30-something degree temperatures on Friday, Dec. 17, the members of the Western Carolina University Pride of the Mountains Marching Band spelled 24 names on the field in two hours as part of a fundraiser. One, in honor of director Bob Buckner, was a surprise.