The Western Carolina University marching band was founded in 1938 with just 23 students. Today the award-winning Pride of the Mountains marching band has grown to almost 500 members, one of the largest marching bands in the United States.
Participation is open to all students and approximately 60% of marching band members are non-music majors.
Join us in the mountains this summer for an incredible, immersive experience. Open to High School Students, Middle School and High School Band Directors and members of band booster organizations. During the Summer Symposium, you'll join the band directors of WCU's Pride of the Mountains.