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Videos from a parade moment and post-parade meeting

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.

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.

Video: Student records WCU-to-California trip

WCU student Heather Weaver captured this fun footage of band members loading trucks, flying to California and arriving at the Hyatt in Anaheim.

Video: Final 2010 rehearsal concludes with singing

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.

Video: Students find new use for used tape

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.

Video: Josh falls in step

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 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.

The world’s largest funk-rock band … with bagpipes

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.

WLOS-TV posts news stories about the band

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.