Over its 114-year history, the band has dramatically evolved, and accomplished many wonderful achievements. From the strong growth burst in the 1970s, to the Sudler award presentation in 1997, to the recent exciting trips to Memphis, Oklahoma, LSU, Auburn, Miami, and New York, this band has seen years and years of hard work pay off in so many wonderful ways. This years edition of The Pride will be exciting and memorable - adding another exciting chapter to our rich history.
As you know, Mountaineer fans are always ready for football, and the band is a huge part of that excitement. We all are hoping that Head Coach Dana Holgorsen and the team will have an outstanding year in this - our 4th season as a member of the BIG XII Conference - and that they will lead us to another bowl game! Add in a challenging and exciting performance schedule - including 7 home games, a performance at an NFL game, and several national TV appearances - and a brand new set of uniforms, and you have all of the ingredients in place for a great season!
In addition to our ongoing goal of looking and sounding our best as well as performing with the highest quality each and every time we assemble as a group, this season we will continue to work towards two goals that might be even more challenging to achieve, and those are to become an even closer knit "family" and to really focus on bringing a new level of personal responsibility and ownership to the group. As you know, a very large and diverse group of people makes up our huge "family," and it is going to take a lot of caring and compassion towards each other to keep us all together through the hard work and challenges that we will face this year. Together, we can move mountains. Together, WE ARE "The Pride of West Virginia!"
In this section, you can find out information about the 2015 marching band season. Information such as the bands performance schedule, a list of band members, the band's staff, and more.