WCU band members
WCU band members
Six local students will be marching in Western Carolina University’s “Pride of the Mountains” Marching Band for the 2009 season.
Nathan Brown is the son of Mark and Tina Brown. He attended Jesse C. Carson High School, where he played percussion under the direction of Jeff Street. He is majoring in music education.
Regina Cline is the daughter of Billy and Barbara Cline. She is a 2008 graduate of East Rowan, where she played baritone under Doug Morin. She also plays the trombone. She is majoring in criminal justice.
Parker Cox is the son of Gary and Lugene Cox. He graduated from Gray Stone Day School in 2007. He plays percussion and is majoring in music education.
Melani Lippard is the daughter of Dana and Susan Lippard. She graduated from West Rowan High School in 2009, where she played sousaphone under the direction of Daniel Trivette. She also plays the piano and plans to major in secondary social science education.
Adam Stewart is the son of Daron and Cathy Stewart. He graduated from East Rowan in 2007, where he played the trombone and baritone. He is majoring in music education.
Kelsey Stover is the daughter of Harold and Dawn Stover. She graduated from East Rowan High School in 2009, and Doug Morin was her band director. She plays the clarinet, piano and oboe. She plans to major in chemistry.
Drum Majors Joshua Burr and Robby Gianfrancesco of the Jesse C. Carson Marching Cougars received the first place trophy in the AAAA class Oct. 3 at a band competition at Ledford High School in Thomasville.
After performing their new field show, the Cougars also received a first-place trophy for their sideline and drumline performance. Carson’s band was awarded third place overall in their class and received a very strong response from the audience in appreciation of their show.