Revised: December 2021
Pacific Crest’s season officially begins the first Saturday of June, when we move in for Spring Training. We have one or two short tours, and then in mid-July, we depart for a national tour that culminates at the Drum Corps International World Championships in Indianapolis, IN.
What if I have a family vacation or other plans for the season?
If you already have plans the summer, this is not your year for Pacific Crest. If you have a question about this, contact a Pacific Crest administrator for clarification.
What if I have to miss a rehearsal during our Spring Training?
Simply stated, you may not miss our Spring Training.
If you are still in school during Spring Training, we urge you to request the chance to take final exams early and/or miss the last days of school. You may request a letter from the CEO that confirms participation in Pacific Crest.
Please note that if you must miss most or all of the early June rehearsals — you will be considered an Understudy. Understudies can earn their way into a performance spot later in the summer, but cannot be guaranteed a spot if missing that much rehearsal the first half of June.
Does PC provide housing during the Spring Training?
What if I have to quit?
If you find that PC is not for you, after all, you’ll need to request a Member Withdrawal Form from CEO Stuart Pompel and return the completed form to Pacific Crest. This is the only way to officially withdraw and cancel your Member Contract. Please note, however, that you are not necessarily entitled to a full refund of tuition. Whether or not tuition will be refunded depends upon the date of your withdrawal.
My parents know nothing about drum corps. Where can they learn?
If Pacific Crest and the drum corps activity are new to you, we encourage you to learn more about the activity by clicking this link on the Drum Corps Interntional (DCI) Web site.