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Centennial Campaign

The Carolina Bands celebrated their 100th anniversary in 2020 and are now into their next century of excellence. Improving access to travel, instruments, facilities and an endowment ensures musical excellence for the University of South Carolina.

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Donor Spotlight: 
Kirk Randazzo

Kirk and Wife on bus

Some of my fondest memories as a student in the Carolina Band involve road trips. One trip in particular took us to Knoxville to play the University of Tennessee. We spent the previous night in Gatlinburg. As we were unloading buses, Mr. Copenhaver came to me and handed me a large envelope. Inside were 30 tickets to a laser tag arena. Mr. Copenhaver simply said, “I don’t do laser tag so invite your friends and have a great time.”  Read more

 

Ways to give and sponsorship opportunities

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Centennial Campaign
Sponsorship Information

Halftime Sponsor - $10,000
Benefits include a VIP gameday experience with the Band during rehearsal, including a meal with Band leadership then marching into Williams-Brice Stadium with the band's VIP entourage, public recognition during halftime, gameday tickets in private Band Loge Box* #21 with Club access and more. 

Section Sponsor - $5,000
Enjoy a VIP gameday experience with sponsored section, marching into Williams-Brice Stadium with the band's VIP entourage, Club level gameday tickets to sit with the band and more.

Gameday Experience - $2,500
Benefits include interacting with the band during gameday rehearsal, marching into Williams-Brice Stadium with the band's VIP entourage, two tickets to sit with the band on gameday and more.

Guest Conductor Experience -  $2,500
Lead the fight song during the pep rally, marching into Williams-Brice Stadium with the band's entourage and more.

For more information, contact Audra Vaz via email or 803-777-9732.

$10,000 - Sponsor the Band for an entire season. Your company's logo and branding will be on band shirts worn throughout the year. Opportunity to visit the band at rehearsals and on gameday for a VIP gameday experience with the Band, including a meal with Band leadership then marching into Williams-Brice Stadium with the VIP entourage, four gameday tickets in private Band Loge Box* #21 with Club access. Signage on practice facility fencing and on website. 

$7,500 - Provide the end-of-year marching band banquet with your company's logo and branding prominently displayed; signage on practice facility fencing and website, four tickets to the Band Loge Box #21*.

$5,000 - Sponsor the band camp finale celebration with your company's logo and branding prominently displayed, including on practive facility fencing and website.

$3,000 - Provide a gameday meal for the marching band with your company's logo and branding prominently displayed at event, on practice field fencing and on website.

$2,500 - Your logo and branding on shirts or other band gear for one marching band section; banner on practice field fencing. 

*Based on availability. 

For more information, contact Audra Vaz via email or 803-777-9732.

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Critical Needs

We hope to plan band travel to exhibition performances, such as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, allowing for national and international exposure. These trips would serve as both a recruitment tool and point of pride for the School of Music and UofSC.

An invitation to perform at the prestigious Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago would represent the very top level of success for our concert band program.

For the Carolina Band, an appearance at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade would be one of the band's most high-profile performances of all time.

Give now to the Travel Fund

Replacing damaged or old instruments creates uniformity of sound and visual presentation. A recent example is $155,000 to replace 19 sousaphones (marching tubas).

Give now to the Instrument Fund

Visual branding gives existing facilities a facelift that adds excitement and builds pride in the 100-year tradition of the UofSC Band program.

  • Increased visual appeal for the Copenhaver Band Hall, especially in high traffic and high visibility areas such as the band tower, lounge area, and building exterior.
  • A building that communicates the Carolina Band's excitement, pride, and 100 years of excellence.

Give now to the Facilities Fund

A sound financial plan for the Carolina Band program protects our vision for UofSC band students of the future.

Give now to the Legacy Fund

 


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