CrownBEAT Much More Than a Drum Corps Show
Drum and bugle corps will return to the Midlands of South Carolina on Friday, July 8, 2016 at River Bluff High School of Lexington.
In addition to bringing drum corps back to the Midlands, Carolina Crown and the CrownCARES program will make a difference in the local community by helping to provide shoes to needy young people.
CrownCARES Program to Help Provide Shoes to Needy Youth in Columbia, SC
Crown Kicks Off 2016 Season At DCI Tour Premiere
It seems like only yesterday that we were at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for the conclusion of the 2015 season, and there we were again in that iconic drum corps environment on June 23rd for the season premier. It’s an exciting time for all, but a nervous one for those new to Crown or any of the other five corps that competed.
Recap of the DCI Tour Premiere with Guest Contributor and Crown Advisory Board Member, Gary Dickelman
Crown to Debut 'Relentless' Tonight at Lucas Oil Stadium
The 2016 Drum Corps season officially gets underway tonight at the DCI Tour Premiere in Indianapolis, IN. Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the DCI World Championships, will again host this first of the season show.
Fans Can See Show on the Big Screen
CrownBOOSTER Campaign Kicks Off
The fuel that energizes the 150 Crown members' Relentless Pursuit of Perfection is the 6,000-8,000 calories they burn through each and every day while on tour.
As you can imagine, those calories don't come for free. It costs over $1,200 each day to feed the corps four square meals. From breakfast in the morning, to lunch, to pre-show dinner and after-show snack, the corps consumes huge amounts of high quality meats, poultry, vegetables and fruits along with milk, eggs, cheese and bread.
Fans Can Sponsor Meals for the Corps
Crown 2016 Hall of Fame Class Announced
Throughout the month of May, TeamCROWN members sent in letters of support for one of seven nominees for the the 2016 class of the Carolina Crown Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame Committee has reviewed these letters and on Sunday, June 19th, at the CrownPREVIEW show, Crown Co-Founder and inaugural Hall of Fame class member, Kevin Smith, announced the four new members.
Four New Members Announced at CrownPREVIEW
Crown To Reveal 2016 Show Relentless This Sunday
The annual Crown Preview Show will kick off at 6:00pm this Sunday, June 19, at Nation Ford High School in Fort Mill, SC. This is an important opportunity for Crown to partner with our friends at Nation Ford High School and help the band raise money and awareness for their 2017 trip to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
There is NO ADMISSION for the CrownPREVIEW. But fans will be able to make a donation to help the Nation Ford Band.
Crown To Reveal Show and Uniform at Nation Ford High School
Record Number of Golfers Hit The Links at CrownGOLF 2016
Crown golfers looked to the skies throughout the morning this past Monday, but the rain stayed away. Week one of June in South Charlotte, NC can be sweltering, but due to the cloud cover and nice breezes from nearby Tropical Storm Colin, the 80 Crown golfers enjoyed a comfortable morning.
Tournament Dodges Threatening Weather
Crown Completes Successful First Week of Spring Training
Drum corps members say there is a wall they hit during Spring Training. It creeps up on them at about day six or seven. They say when they get through that wall it smooth sailing through to the first show of the season.
Carolina Crown members have seen that wall and relentlessly pushed through it, completing week one of Spring Training. After a successful week of rehearsals the 150 crown members have learned part one of the 2016 show, Relentless.
Crown Moved into Gardner-Webb University
Preview Date Changed to June 19
Carolina Crown is excited to announce that the 2016 Preview Show date and location have been changed to Sunday, June 19, at Nation Ford High School in Fort Mill, SC. This move has been made to help promote the Nation Ford HS Marching Band's recently announced invitation to this years Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Crown To Reveal Show and Uniform at Nation Ford High School
Crown Drum Major Emily Salgado Talks About the Craziness That is Spring Training
Crown Drum Major Emily Salgado is beginning her second and final year with Carolina Crown. She is returning to lead the Crown drum corps with second year member Ross Werner. Emily spent three years as drum major of her high school marching band and is currently working on her music education degree at Furman University in the upstate of South Carolina.
Watch Video From Spring Training
Crown Visual Caption Supervisor Ron Hardin Excited for Season
Visual Caption Supervisor Ron Hardin is entering his fifth year with Crown. He has helped lead the Crown visual program to two John Brazale Best Visual Awards and is looking forward to another outstanding season with the corps.
Watch Interview Video
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.
2016 Class To Be Announced at Preview Show
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 Crown 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