Carolina Crown Debuts “Triple Crown”

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Fans and supporters of Carolina Crown experienced a taste of the 2007 season to come on Friday, June 1st at the Carolina Crown Preview featuring guest artist Denver & The Mile High Orchestra

The performance, beginning at 7:30 PM, was held at the Hickory Grove Baptist Church North Campus Worship Center, one of the largest churches in the Southeast.

Appearing in their new 2007 uniforms, Crown began the evening, performing music from their 2007 Production "Triple Crown", featuring the works of John Debney & James Newton Howard. The ballad is a very soulful arrangement of "Wild Horses" by the Rolling Stones, followed by two drum corps favorites: Aaron Copland’s "Red Pony" and the infamous "William Tell Overture" by Rossini.

"The powerful sound combined with the intimacy of the concert environment made this a really unique experience for our fans" says Greg Lowe, Coordinating Producer for CrownEVENTS. "This event was truly a great kick-off to the 2007 season".

Crown continued to play 4 encore pieces, including arrangements of "Boogie Wonderland" by Earth, Wind and Fire; "Get on your feet" by Gloria Estefan; "Band of Brothers" and the Bancroft & Cook hymn "Before the throne of God above".

Carolina Crown would like to thank our partners at Hickory Grove Baptist Church for helping produce the event.

Stay tuned to in the future for an exclusive podcast of the June 1st performance. View more images from Crown’s first public performance of the year on the new "Carolina Crown On Tour" blog site. Click here to visit the new site.

After Crown’s performance, Christian Recording artist, Denver & The Mile High Orchestra ( took the stage for an evening of high energy music; from 40’s Big Band to jazz to Dixieland.

Formed by a group of friends at Nashville’s Belmont University in 1999, this exceptional group of musicians is comprised of three trumpet players, two saxophone players, one trombone player and a rhythm section. In the five years since their inception, the group has traveled around the globe, performing at churches, conferences, festivals—even at the Olympics—taking their electrifying horn-driven sound to the masses.

D&MHO have many connections to competitive drum corps. Justin Carpenter (trombone) was a member of the 2004 Drum Corps International World Champion Cavaliers and Scott Steward (trumpet) marched with the Blue Devils in 1993 and 1995, as well as the Freelancers, and is currently on the brass staff with Spirit from JSU.

For more information about D&MHO, visit their website at

Posted by on Saturday, June 9th, 2007. Filed under DCI World.