Carolina Crown Invites Community to View Run-Through Practice

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Free Performance Scheduled for Saturday, June 15, in GWU’s Spangler Stadium

A Carolina Crown member practices on the xylophone in front of the Spangler StadiumBOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Carolina Crown’s final run-through practice of its 2019 show will be held on Saturday, June 15, at 8:30 p.m. in Spangler Stadium at Gardner-Webb University. The community is welcome to attend the free event.

The drum and bugle corps, which includes some of the world’s best young musicians, spends several weeks at Gardner-Webb each spring rehearsing its show in preparation of its annual tours and competition in the Drum Corps International World Championships. Carolina Crown has partnered with GWU since 2007 for practice and rehearsal space prior to its national tours.

Because the group’s official preview show will be presented on Sunday, June 16, in Fort Mill, S.C., they will not be in full uniform for the GWU performance. This year’s show is titled, “Beneath the Surface,” and features “Temen Oblak (from Dark Clouds)” by Christopher Tin; “Frolic (from Rabbit and Rogue)” by Danny Elfman; “Gabriel’s Oboe (from The Mission)” by Ennio Morricone; and “Bucimis (traditional folk music)” by The Swingles feat. Trichy Sankaran.

Based in Fort Mill, Carolina Crown’s mission is “Developing Lifelong Excellence in Young People,” through performance opportunities and a commitment to education in the performing arts with core values of integrity, commitment, respect and excellence.

The group’s first performance of the season is on June 20 in Detroit, Mich. This event is the DCI Tour Premier, which will be shown in AMC Theaters across the county. Carolina Crown is scheduled to compete in 28 shows over the summer, and participate in CrownCARES events, an outreach program that provides resources to those who need a hand.

For more information, visit the website, Follow their progress this summer on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, @CarolinaCrown.

Located in the North Carolina foothills, Gardner-Webb University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university, Gardner-Webb emphasizes a strong student-centered experience and rigorous academics to prepare students to become effective leaders within the global community. Ignite your future at