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. "The Fort Mill community has been tremendously generous to Crown over the years, helping us with camp housing and rehearsal space," said Executive Director, Jim Coates. "Crown cares about our neighborhood and this event gives us the chance to give back to them and support one of our important local band programs." The 2016 Crown show and uniform will be revealed along with the 2016 Hall of Fame Class.
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.