Carolina Crown In North Carolina Lottery Commercial
Carolina Crown participated in the shooting of a statewide television commercial for the new NC Educational Lottery on March 15th. A group of about 25 current and former Crown members, as well as some of their friends from Western Carolina University and UNC-Greensboro, spent the day in an uptown Charlotte studio along with approximately 15 other “actors” to film several versions of the commercial. Crown’s own Michael Klesch and Brian Tinkel composed the music for the soundtrack, which was recorded at Crown’s camp the weekend before the filming.
As is the case with many of the requests Crown receives for “gigs” throughout the year, the whole project was put together in a very short time period. Other challenges included the fact that the shoot took place during a weekday and only students over 18 years of age could be used due to NC gambling laws. Anna Destajo (pictured above in uniform with member Mike Larkin), a WCU student, was selected to play the role of “drum major” much to her surprise. Anna’s connection with Crown to this point has been as a volunteer and she was recently announced as an Intern Administrative Assistant for the Crown office this summer. Other participating members that are pictured include Ryan Davis, Kelly Bishop, Whitney Stone, Tyler Honeycutt and alumnus Brent Harris (B99).
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