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  • Marching band spelling out "Thank you" on the field at Williams Brice stadium

Centennial Campaign

The Carolina Bands celebrated their 100th anniversary in 2020, and in 2021 begin their next century of excellence. Improving access to travel, instruments, facilities, and an endowment ensures musical excellence for the University of South Carolina.

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, and 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

  • Halftime Sponsor - $10,000
    Benefits include a VIP gameday experience with the Band during rehearsal, marching into Williams-Brice Stadium with the band's VIP entourage, public recognition during halftime, gameday tickets in Club seating  and more.
  • Section Sponsor - $5,000
    Benefits include a VIP gameday experience with sponsored section, marching into Williams-Brice Stadium with the band's VIP entourage,  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
    Benefits include leading 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.

  • $7,500 - Sponsor the end-of-year marching band banquet with your company’s logo and branding prominently displayed.
  • $5,000 - Sponsor a band camp finale celebration with your company’s logo and branding prominently displayed.
  • $3,000 - Sponsor a gameday meal for the marching band with your company’s logo and branding prominently displayed.
  • $2,500 - Your logo and branding on shirts or other band gear for one marching band section.

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 expample is $155,000 to replace 19 sousanphones (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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