Roseparade.wcu.edu goes live

A new website – roseparade.wcu.edu – will allow friends, fans and family to follow the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band as it travels to Pasadena, Calif., to participate in the Rose Parade.

The website will feature band updates, pictures, videos, tweets and more as nearly 400 members of the band perform in the Tournament of Roses Bandfest show on Dec. 30 and in the Rose Parade on Jan. 1.

Bandfest can be seen through a webcast, which is being offered for $8.50 at the Bandfest website. A portion of the proceeds benefit the band.

The Rose Parade will be internationally televised on New Year’s Day – Jan. 1 – starting at 11 a.m. EST.

Visit and return often to roseparade.wcu.edu to enjoy:

  • Photographs of band members throughout the trip – as well as historic photos of the band from over the years.
  • Videos made by band members, showing the trip through their eyes.
  • Profiles of band members and what it took for some to prepare for the Rose Parade.
  • Information about how to watch the band’s performance live on the Web at Bandfest by purchasing a webcast for $8.50.
  • Stories of how the members of the Pride raised thousands of dollars to be able to make the trip, and how you can still help support the “Pride to Pasadena” effort.
  • Information about how to watch the parade live, starting at 11 a.m. EST New Year’s Day on ABC, NBC, HGTV, Tribune, Univision, Telemundo, Travel Channel, Discovery HD Theater or Sky Link TV.
  • Features about the band’s directors and information about the band and how it grew and evolved into the 2009 recipient of the Sudler Trophy, the “Heisman Trophy” of collegiate marching bands.
  • Comments from friends, fans and supporters of the band.

For more information about the band’s final preparations for the trip before it flies west on Dec. 28 and Dec. 29, visit The Reporter newsletter story “Band makes final preparations for Rose Parade and Tournament of Roses Bandfest in California.”