Membership Financial Requirements
To be considered for membership in Carolina Crown, you must not only participate in the audition process, but remain up-to-date financially with the drum corps. Member's tuition and fees account for only a small percentage of the total cost needed to operate the corps.
Registration Fee: $150
This is a non-refundable fee which must be paid during the submission of the Registration Form and no later than the first audition camp attended. (This fee is waived for returning members. Vets should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for vet coupon code). You can download & receive the audition material only when the registration is completely submitted and paid in full.
Camp Fee (weekend camp): $150
This fee pays for the member's housing, instruction, food, etc. for each Crown pre-season camp. It is expected that the participant attend all pre-season camps for your particular section. If all six camps are attended and paid for in the pre-season and all other financial obligations are fulfilled, there will be a $200 rebate applied to uniform or spring training fees at the time of move-in. Camp fees are non-refundable unless notified of camp absense at least 1 week before the camp date.
Camp Fee (remote camp/optional): $50
This fee pays for the member's instruction and other administrative costs for a single-day, remote audition camp. (NOTE: This does not apply to full-weekend camps.) Camp fees are non-refundable unless notified of camp absence at least one week before the camp date. Registration fee is still required and is considered a separate fee for single-day camps.
Participation Fee/Tuition: $2,350
There is a minimum scheduled payment plan (listed below), or an option for early payment with a discount if paid before the end of the January camp weekend. Within this cost, the student plays on new top of the line Yamaha instruments, new color guard equipment, and performs while wearing the most recent custom designed & tailored uniforms by FJM. This also covers all food and housing during the marching season.
There will be a $100 discount applied for every year a person has marched with Carolina Crown. Example: 1 year vet = $2250, 2 year vet = $2150, etc. This does not apply to those who have only auditioned or have marched with another drum corps.
Uniform Fee: $325
This fee includes the main components of the uniform, including plumes, unitards, shoes, and gloves for the entire season.
Spring Training Fee: $425
*This fee includes housing at Gardner-Webb University where members sleep in semi-private rooms with meals provided for them in the university food court during the week. In looking at this cost it is below $12 a day for 3 meals (all you can eat) and a private bed to sleep.
Early Bird Discount
Pay your TUITION/PARTICIPATION FEE (new members - $2350) in FULL by the end of the January camp weekend, and receive $100 discount.
(example: $2350 - $100 = $2250 )
*Does not apply to Registration Fees, Camp Fees, Uniform Fees, Spring Training Fees, or other expenses.
Each member will be required to participate in our yearly March-a-thon fundraiser where they will complete and turn in 30 forms which will be mailed to friends, relatives and fans. If a member fails to participate in the March-a-thon fundraiser, $200 will be charged to their account payable before Spring Training. A special incentive for completion of forms will be a 25% kickback from each dollar received pledged under the member's name.
Mandatory Minimum Payment Schedule
|DUE DATE||REGISTRATION||CAMP FEE||TUITION||UNIFORM||SPRING TRAINING||TOTAL|
Upon submission of registration
(former corps members are exempt from the registration fee)
Paid at all camps attended
$200 rebate offered if all six camps are attended and paid in full
|Amount listed based on new member|