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Carolina Crown Returns to Gardner-Webb with Legendary Performance

This year, Crown members are learning “The Round Table: Echoes of Camelot,
This year, Crown members are learning “The Round Table: Echoes of Camelot," a show based on the legends of King Arthur and the assembling of his court, the Knights of the Roundtable. Photo Courtesy of Carolina Crown

Drum Corp Presents Preview of New Show on June 17

By: Brandon Richmond, ‘24, Intern for University Communications

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Carolina Crown has once again joined the Gardner-Webb community to practice their newest show “The Round Table: Echoes of Camelot.” The members of the Drum Corp have been hard at work and can be seen or heard all over Gardner-Webb’s campus. They will perform a live show for the Gardner-Webb Community on June 17 in Spangler Stadium. The gates will open at 6 p.m. and the live performance will start at 8:30 p.m.

Carolina Crown started in January 1988 as the Charlotte Drum Corps Association, which was made up of drum corps enthusiasts and alumni. They started NightBEAT, a popular competition that draws large crowds. The actual Carolina Crown Drum Corps didn’t begin until 1989. In 1997, Carolina Crown moved to Fort Mill, S.C., where they are based to this day. Since 2007, the Corps has partnered with Gardner-Webb for practice and rehearsal space prior to its national tours.

Photo Courtesy of Carolina Crown

This year, Crown members are learning “The Round Table: Echoes of Camelot,” which contains a wide breadth of music filled with passion and powerful rhythms, including Mozart’s “Lacrimosa,” American Film Composer Thomas Newman’s “The Night Window,” and Icelandic Singer Bjork’s “Bachelorette.” The show follows the legends of King Arthur and the assembling of his court, the Knights of the Roundtable, which was penned in Sir Thomas Malory’s “Le Morte D’Arthur.” The show is a modern retelling of the fables and tales within Malory’s work.

Tickets for the Gardner-Webb show are $20 (ages 11 and up) and are available here. Those 10 and younger receive free admission (may require proof of age). All tickets are general admission. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Find more information about Crown’s NightBeat event here.

About Carolina Crown:

Carolina Crown is a world class performing arts organization with a commitment to enriching the lives of young performers, as well as developing community outreach through music education initiatives and our CrownCARES program. We achieve this through a commitment to our core values that drive Carolina Crown: integrity, commitment, respect and excellence.

About Gardner-Webb:

Gardner-Webb University is North Carolina’s recognized leader in private, Christian higher education. A Carnegie-Classified Doctoral/Professional University, GWU is home to nine colleges and schools, more than 80 undergraduate and graduate majors, and a world-class faculty. Located on a beautiful 225-acre campus in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb prepares graduates to impact their chosen professions, equips them with the skills to advance the frontiers of knowledge, and inspires them to make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of others. Ignite your future at

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