Pride of the Mountains Marching Band

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Tennessee marching band wins WCU’s Tournament of Champions

Although high school marching bands from four states attended the competition, only Dobyns-Bennett High School from Kingsport, Tenn., was named grand champion of Western Carolina University’s Tournament of Champions, an invitational event hosted by Western’s Pride of the Mountains Marching Band on Saturday, Oct. 13.
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Tournament of Champions band competition set for Oct. 13

Twenty-three top high school marching bands from four states will assemble for Western Carolina University’s seventh annual Tournament of Champions, an invitational competition hosted by Western’s Pride of the Mountains Marching Band at E.J. Whitmire Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 13.
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Bob Buckner to direct community band May 13

Bob Buckner (pictured), director of Western Carolina University’s Pride of the Mountains Marching Band, will serve as guest conductor when Jackson County’s first community band presents a Mother’s Day concert on Sunday, May 13, at 2 p.m.
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South Carolina Marching Band wins Tournament of Champions

There will be no “three-peat” this year for the Fort Mill (S.C.) High School marching band as Wando High School from Mount Pleasant, S.C., was named grand champion of Western Carolina University's Tournament of Champions, an invitational competition hosted by Western's Pride of the Mountains Marching Band on Saturday, Oct. 15.
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Western band director honored with national award

While Bob Buckner was busy handing out awards at the recent Tournament of Champions marching band competition hosted by Western Carolina University, a national music education organization surprised Western's longtime director of athletic bands with an award of his own.