Today is the Day
2:30 AM - After months of preparation, the students of the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band wake up before the sun to load on to the busses that will take them to the heart of the parade route for their rehearsal at 4:00 AM.
On Sunday, the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band spent a day in the city touring and taking in a Broadway show, the week-of parade preparation began. Before departing from Cullowhee, the equipment crew worked meticulously to load the band’s semi-truck with all of the instruments, uniforms, and equipment. Upon arriving back at the hotel at 9:30 pm, the equipment crew prepared to unload the semi-truck.
Homecoming is an annual week-long series of events held on the beautiful main campus of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Events are held throughout campus all week long culminating with the Homecoming Football game and the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen.