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Camp Information

Brass Clinic - June 2, 2018

CrownLEARNING is an educational program of the Crown organization and part of our ever-growing mission to help young performers reach their potential while developing excellence in music and visual arts.

These camps/clinics have a side-by-side format where the experience involves interaction with some of the best educators in the country in brass, percussion and color guard from both the band and drum corps communities.  Students will have an active curriculum that will enable them to return to their schools with a deepened experience and confidence.

The students will also have the ability to watch the Carolina Crown rehearse and interact with the members all while staying in a safe and secure campus life environment. What better way to help train the young adults in your organization to become leaders and quality performers.

Registration Information

Cost for the Day Clinics
$95 per student (which includes tee shirt, lunch, dinner & instruction)

Click Here to Register for the Brass Clinic


Gardner-Webb University is located at 110 S. Main St. Boiling Springs, North Carolina 28017 and can easily be Google mapped or input into your GPS system. It is approximately 52 miles west of downtown Charlotte, NC, 30 miles west of Gastonia, NC, and 77 miles southeast of Asheville, NC.

Airport - Charlotte Douglas International Airport - - is served by 11 airlines, countless daily departures, which many are nonstop from major US destinations. The airlines that fly direct include:

  • AirCanada
  • American Airlines
  • AirTran
  • Northwest
  • Continental
  • Delta
  • United
  • US Airways
  • US Airways Express
  • Jet Blue
  • Lufthansa

Parent Housing - Parents are welcome to travel with you and visit anytime during the camp. Gardner-Webb will not be providing dorm rooms for parents. Parents can find great hotel rates near the Gardner-Webb Campus such as:

Americinn of Boiling Springs, NC(closest to the campus) - (800) 396-5007

Holiday Inn Express - (704) 480-0881

Econo Lodge - (704) 482-3821

Days Inn - (704) 482-1800

Super 8 Motel - (704) 484-2101

Affordable Suites - (704) 471-0441

Holiday Inn Express Shelby Hotel @ Hwy 74 - (877) 863-4780

Value Place - (704) 487-1001

Value Place - (704) 487-1001

Town House Motel - (704) 482-1616 
All these hotels are near the Gardner-Webb campus. Asheville and Charlotte are also close by and offer additional hotels, along with restaurants and attractions to visit while you're in the area, including The Biltmore House, The Great Smokey Mountains, and the Grove Park Inn. Plus, if you stay in the Charlotte area make plans to visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the Aviation Museum, and the incredible downtown where you can enjoy exceptional shopping or even take in a Triple A Baseball game. 


Matt Harloff

Crown Brass Staff

Lesson Plan

The curriculum for the weekend and day camps will walk the students through all the necessary facets of the fundimentals of their particular skill, helping them grow toward a moderte to advanced level of knowledge. The students will be empowered with the information to take these basic techniques and training and enhance them with tried and true coaching that will enable them to become the best performers possible.

DID YOU ATTEND CrownLEARNING LAST YEAR? Don't worry, the groups will be broken into smaller groups based on your abilities. You will be able to refresh your memory and continue where you left off from your last CrownLEARNING experience.

Brass Day Clinic - Curriculum for the Day will include:

  • Conditioning
  • Posture
  • Timing
  • Air & Breathing Techniques
  • Embouchure Development
  • Finger Technique
  • Long Tone
  • Style & Articulation
  • Pitch & Intonation
  • Balance and Blend of the Ensemble

FOR ALL CAMPS & CLINIC DAYS - students will receive prizes and giveaways provided by Carolina Crown sponsors including Yamaha, Vic Firth, Remo, Zildjian, and more.

What to Bring

Below is a list of things to bring:


No dress code is enforced. Students should dress comfortably while keeping in mind an atmosphere of professional learning must be allowed to exist and your attire cannot interfere with your fellow participant's ability to experience the camp curriculum to its fullest.

Much of the camp will take place outdoors. We encourage proper sun protection at all times. The weather in North Carolina at this time of year is very unpredictable, so students should bring clothing for all weather extremes.

AN IMPORTANT NOTE - The campus of Gardner-Webb is a non-smoking campus and so will this clinic. Please refrain from smoking while anywhere on campus grounds. Also, any activities by any of the camp attendees that might be deemed as illegal will be treated appropriately. No warnings and no calls home before action is taken. Please make sure that we all act as professional young adults and there will be no issues. Students that do not adhere to this policy might face dismissal from this clinic and will not be reimbursed their tuition.




8:15 AM - Registration

9:00 AM - Session #1 - Brass 101, Tone, Embouchure Dev., Pitch

10:15 AM - Break

10:30 AM - Session #2 - Brass 201, Conditioning, Posture, Timing

12:00 PM - Lunch

1:00 PM - Session #3 - Putting it on the Move

1:45 PM - Break

2:00 PM - Session #4 - Brass 301, Style & Articulation, Finger Tech, Air & Breathing

5:00 PM - Dinner

6:00 PM - Session #5 - Performance Prep Session

9:00 PM - Wrap-Up/Depart


But we can't do it without your support.

Carolina Crown, Inc. is a 501(c)3 approved charity by the Internal Revenue Service. Our mission is "Developing Lifelong Excellence in young people". We achieve this through performance opportunities and a commitment to education in the performing arts with core values of Integrity, Commitment, Respect and Excellence.

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