From the Carolina Crown Web site: The Carolina Crown organization is proud to announce the sharing of approximately $30,000 in cash with Carolinas band programs over the past year as part of our Partnership in Education (PIE) program. The PIE program is a formal program based on the sharing of resources between area band programs and the Carolina Crown organization. The partnership can involve many facets, including the sharing of equipment and materials, housing, food and supplies, faculty, etc. In addition, through this program area bands have also been able to increasingly participate in fundraising and scholarship opportunities through Carolina Crown-sponsored events, educational programs and subsidiaries (such as TheCrownStore, CrownTICKETS and Crown Merchandizing). These opportunities have enabled Carolina Crown to share proceeds with participating bands to enhance the fundraising activities of their own band booster groups.