Marching Band performs at Panthers game

The 380-member Western Carolina University Pride of the Mountains Marching Band performed as halftime entertainment during the National Football League’s Carolina Panthers regular season home opener against defending Super Bowl champions, the Green Bay Packers, on Sunday, Sept. 18. The band was selected based on its recognized showmanship and musicianship, as well as its previous experience and ability to execute a halftime performance under stringent NFL halftime guidelines, Panthers team officials said.