Crown To Go International


Season Continues as Crown Travels to Japan!

As the Crown organization caps off a memorable 25th anniversary season, we are excited to announce the ultimate Out of This World journey as members of Carolina Crown will travel to Japan in October.

Sponsored in part by the Yamaha Corporation, Global Creations Inc., and the City of Takasaki, 75 members of the Crown team will venture to Japan on October 8, returning to Charlotte on October 15.

This will be the first time Carolina Crown has travelled abroad and the organization is looking forward to the opportunity to share the Crown experience on an international scale.

Japan_2014.jpeg“The Carolina Crown staff and members are excited to serve as international ambassadors for the Yamaha Corporation,” said Crown Executive Director Jim Coates. “Working with Japanese music students of all ages and performing for appreciative fans will align perfectly with our ongoing mission to teach excellence in young people through participation in music and visual arts.”

Crown will participate in two marching music festivals throughout its seven-day tour. For the first three days, they will stay in Takasaki City and perform in the Takasaki Marching Festival. They will then travel to Makuhari City and perform in the Chiba Marching Festival, before enjoying a free day and then heading back home to Charlotte.

Members of the corps will be immersed right away in the Japanese culture, as they will stay with local host families for the first two days of their trip. The other four days they will be housed in hotels.

Throughout the month of September, we will highlight the activities Crown will be involved with during this trip. You can look for articles about their itinerary, the two marching festivals they will perform at, the Crown show music and design, housing and the music and marching band activities in Japan.

You'll also learn more about the Crown members who are making the trip and the families they will be staying with.

Carolina Crown has had a long-standing partnership with the Yamaha Corporation and we are thrilled to have them sponsor much of what it will cost to make this trip. Even with this important partnership, the Crown organization will still be responsbile for a significant portion of this financial commitment. With this is mind, there will be news tomorrow about how you can get involved and share with our Crown members in this journey of a lifetime.

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