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WCU to host annual WNC All-District Band Clinic

More than 350 of the region’s best middle and high school musicians will gather at Western Carolina University for the Western North Carolina All-District Band Clinic on Feb. 9-10. The annual event will be hosted by the WCU music department and John T. West, director of bands.
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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.