Ah! Well I Remember! The UNC Alma Mater, "Ah! Well I Remember" is more than just a piece of music to the 165 members of the "Pride of the Rockies" Marching Band. As the band plays this piece before each home football event, the members of the "Pride of the Rockies," past and present, are brought together to remember the friendships and relationships forged each year on the belief that "time shall never sever friends of Purple and Gold."
You do not need to be a music major to be a member of the band, and there is no audition required to get in. It's not just hard work; we have a lot of fun and it's a great opportunity to stay active in musical performance.
If you are planning on attending UNC and would like more information on performing with the "Pride of the Rockies" in future seasons or to learn more about the "Pride", please provide us with your contact information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I have to be a music major to participate in the “Pride of the Rockies”?
A: The Pride welcomes participants of all majors.
Q: Is there an audition process to be a member of the “Pride of the Rockies”?
A: No. The “Pride of the Rockies” accepts anyone who is interested and wants to have fun! There will be a seat placement audition during band camp, but anyone is welcome to join.
Q: How do I join the “Pride of the Rockies”, and what is the time commitment?
A: To officially become a member, you must register for the class (MUS 292/492). The class meets during the fall semester on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 4:40pm – 6:40pm. Other time commitments include but are not limited to: Band Camp (required), home football games, homecoming parade and bonfire, as well as one away trip.
Q: Is the “Pride of the Rockies” a competitive band?
A: College bands typically don’t compete. The “Pride of the Rockies” is a fun and exciting non-competitive organization built on showmanship, teamwork, and musicianship of the members.
Q: Does the "Pride of the Rockies" Marching Band have a Color Guard section?
A: No, not at this time.