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Pride of the Mountains Summer Symposium successful once again

The notorious marching arts clinic known as the Pride of the Mountains Summer Symposium has had yet another successful summer term as close by band students came from all over to be trained for leadership from July 10-15. With success from the previous years to fall back on, the Pride […]

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All Work and No Play Makes The Pride of the Mountains a Continued Success

Due to the ever-famous quote “and this one time at band camp” used in the popular film “American Pie,” almost anyone who hears the words “band camp” aloud tends to smirk. The underlying humor of this quote however, may not apply to the Pride of the Mountains marching band. Western […]

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Ron Rash Wins SIBA Award for Best Fiction

Ron Rash, the Parris Distinguished Professor of Appalachian Culture at Western Carolina University, is winner of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance book award in the category of fiction for his novel “Serena.” Rash’s “Serena” has been a critical success since its 2008 release and has catapulted the South Carolina-born author […]

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WCU Announces 2009-10 Theater Season

The department of stage and screen is kicking off Western Carolina University’s 2009-10 “Mainstage” theater season with the hip, dark comedy “Manuscript.” This season also will feature productions of Shakespeare’s classic “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning “A Chorus Line” and the futuristic “Natural Selections.” Shows will begin at […]

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Pride of the Mountains Summer Symposium Inspires Band Students

Recently, a marching arts clinic took place on the campus of Western Carolina University where over a hundred nearby band students were taught, trained, and educated all about music and leadership while participating in WCU’s Pride of the Mountains Summer Symposium event. One might wonder why it is important to […]

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WCU Fine Art Museum to Feature Historical Photographs by George Masa

The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University will present the student- and faculty-curated exhibit “George Masa (1881-1933): Vision of the Mountains” Aug. 1 through Sept. 18 in conjunction with the 75th anniversary celebration of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Masa, a Japanese immigrant with no known family who came […]

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King of Pop Michael Jackson Dies; WCU Students React

Michael Jackson, who’s classic American tale as a celebrity took him from musical boy marvel to worldwide pop star to tragic figure haunted by accusations, paparazzi and failed plastic surgery, died suddenly on Thursday June 25, at U.C.L.A. Medical Center after suffering from cardiac arrest. He was pronounced dead at […]

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WCU’s Pride of the Mountains Summer Symposium for Marching Arts

On July 12-16, the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band staff will be hosting a four-day long marching arts clinic throughout the campus of Western Carolina University.For over a decade, The Pride of the Mountains has annually hosted a summer symposium event as a means to educate and inspire nearby […]