Hall of Fame Nominees Announced
The Crown Hall of Fame Committee is thrilled to announce seven nominees to the 2016 class of the Carolina Crown Hall of Fame. TeamCROWN members now have through May 30 to submit letters of support for a nominee, and then the new Crown Hall of Fame Class will be announced at the Crown Family Day and Preview on June 18.
Evan Vandoren Talks Crown
Many of you have heard the name Donnie VanDoren: DCI Hall of Fame member and longtime brass instructor for corps such as the Crossmen, Garfield Cadets, Star of Indiana and more. Over his career, Donnie has influenced a tremendous number of instructors, including Crown’s very own brass caption supervisor, Matt Harloff, and his team. But Donnie influenced a person with a far more personal connection--his son, Evan. Evan was a trumpet player and drum major with Crown from 2004 through 2008. And after five years working with the Madison Scouts, Evan returns home again to the corps he cut his teeth with. We caught up with Evan this spring at one of the first camps of the season. We talked with him about his return to Crown, what he’s been up to, and his relationship with his father.
Evan Vandoren talks Crown
2016 Show Announced
Modeled after Shakespeare’s Hamlet, inspired by Homer’s Iliad, and borrowing from Goldman’s The Princess Bride, Carolina Crown weaves a tale of revenge through the visual and sonic perspective of a timeless Spaghetti Western.
2016 Crown is Relentless
Crown Puts Best Foot Forward
First-year recipients of CrownCARES benevolence included Samaritan Ministry of Winston-Salem, a downtown homeless shelter and soup kitchen and the Winston-Salem Forsyth County School District Music Program. Through a generous donation of time and sharing of revenue from NightBEAT presents Tour of Champions, both organizations received needed funds to continue their respective programs.
The Man Behind the Movement
Michael Rosales returns to Crown as Movement Choreographer. In this role, he teaches dance fundamentals and choreographs dance and movement for the entire Crown Corps.
Michael Rosales returns to Crown as Movement Choreographer.
Crown HOF Nominations Open
The Crown Organization is excited to announce the second year of the Crown Hall of Fame. The Crown Hall of Fame nomination and selection process will begin today, March 1, 2016, and conclude with the announcement of the second hall of fame class at the June 18 preview performance at Gardner-Webb University.
Nomination Process Begins