Welcome and thank you for your interest in joining the Carolina Crown Drumline and Front Ensemble. Crown prides itself on having some of the most talented musicians in the world in its percussion section, and one day that could include you!
All new and returning percussion candidates are required to submit the Registration Form online, after which you will be directed to The Crown Store to pay the $150 registration fee (all credit cards accepted). This fee is waived for returning members (Vets must complete registration form, and should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for coupon code). Once the fee is paid you will be prompted to download the audition packet which will be necessary to prepare for your audition (you must perform the REQUIRED audition music). A new registration form must be completed for each new year. If you are unable to submit the form and fee online, you can download the form and mail it to the office with a check or money order to:
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THE AUDITION PROCESS
Throughout all audition camps, you will be evaluated on various technical skills, overall musicianship, and the ability to move your feet and play at the same time. You can also expect to be evaluated by the visual faculty at some point during the audition process. In addition to music and marching skills, expect to be assessed with regard to your work ethic, attitude, and character.
Carolina Crown believes in developing skills for the future. We want to provide you with as much constructive information as possible so that you may continue to grow as a musician. Regardless of the fact that you may, or may not earn a spot in the organization, we want to make sure that you have the knowledge and tools necessary to become a better player.
Please be certain to bring the following items to your audition: sticks/mallets; primary instrument (snare, tenor, or bass drum when possible), earplugs, well made 3-ring binder with sheet protectors, and a pencil.
If you have any questions, please feel free to check our FAQs section. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact the Crown office (Nancy@carolinacrown.org) and you will be directed to the appropriate personnel.