Roper Music is a local music store that has partnered with Fort Mill Schools to provide most of your instrument needs. You can rent/buy instruments, purchase mouthpieces and reeds, cleaning supplies and other items for your instrument. Roper Music also performs instrument cleaning and repairs. They can pick up and drop off an instrument at the high school or any middle school. Click the icon to go to their website.
South Carolina Band Directors Association
Also known as SCBDA, click the link to find information on marching band and concert band contest schedules and results. In addition, you will find the requirements for all-regional and state auditions, as well as information regarding solo and small ensemble contests.
Carolina Winter Ensemble Association:
Also known as CWEA. Click on the link to find area Winter Guard, Indoor Percussion and Indoor Winds contest dates, performance schedules and results.
Winter Guard International (WGI):
Also known as World Guard International. Click the logo to find Regional and World Championship competition sites, dates, schedules and results. You can buy tickets for any WGI event through this site.
Music for All (MFA):
Also known as MFA. MFA is the parent organization for BOA; in addition, MFA hosts several other events/activities. Members of Carmel Bands have attended the Summer Symposium, a week-long music camp at Ball State University. MFA has several national honor ensembles that students can participate in as well.
Bands of America (BOA):
Bands of America (BOA) is a national organization that provides high school marching bands with performance opportunities, educational resources, and competitive events. BOA was founded in 1976 and is a division of Music for All, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting music education and advocacy. Click the logo to find Regional, Super Regional and Grand National competition sites, dates, schedules and results. You can buy tickets for any BOA event through this site.
Drum Corps International (DCI):
Drum Corps International (DCI) is the world’s largest organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the art of drum and bugle corps. Drum corps is a highly competitive and physically demanding activity that involves marching, playing brass or percussion instruments, and performing intricate choreography and drill. DCI is responsible for organizing and overseeing a variety of drum corps competitions and events throughout the year, including the DCI World Championships, which is held annually in August.
Carolina Crown is a world-renowned drum and bugle corps based in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Founded in 1988, Carolina Crown is a youth organization that provides young people with the opportunity to learn, grow, and perform as part of a highly skilled and competitive drum corps.
Percussive Arts Society (PAS):
The Percussive Arts Society (PAS) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting percussion education, performance, research, and appreciation throughout the world. PAS is the world’s largest percussion organization, and it serves as a hub for the percussion community to network, share ideas, and stay informed about the latest developments in percussion.