The Carolina Crown Organization is excited to announce our receipt of a South Carolina Arts Commission General Operating Support Grant. These grants are designed to provide consistent, unrestricted operational support for arts organizations in South Carolina. Over $1.3 Million in funds were provided to 118 arts organizations across the state of South Carolina.
This $15,750 grant will help the Crown Organization relocate its offices this fall. The relocation will allow the organization to eliminate off site storage facilities and expand the CrownSTORE product assortment. It will also help provide a more inviting space for Crown employees to work in and for donors, customers and fans to visit.
With the NightBEAT Presents the Tour of Champions show just around the corner, fans are gearing to see the top corps compete in the best outdoor drum corps show in the country. While the show itself has top billing, the pre-show festivities at this July 31st event are shaping up to also be a must see event.
In addition to featuring the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, NightBEAT is proud to announce the addition of The Voice Finalist and Durham, North Carolina native, Katie Basden. Katie grew up in a home full of musical influences. She started her solo career at just 15, and migrated to Nashville, Tennessee after high school in 2010 and has been traveling and playing ever since.
After almost three weeks touring the midwest, the Crown convoy is making its way east again--east to Western Carolina University. Wednesday and Thursday of this week Crown will be the featured ensemble at the Western Carolina University Band Summer Symposium in Cullowhee, NC.
When the 150 members of the Crown Drum Corps exit the field at Blakeslee Stadium in Mankato, MN, Wednesday night they will have completed a stretch of six performances in six days. That's five shows and a July 4th parade. Include the DCI Tour Premiere back on Thursday, June 23rd, the Massillon, OH, show on Saturday the 25th and the Hamilton, OH, show on Monday the 27th and Crown will have performed in eight shows and one parade in just 14 days.