To our prospective 2021 performers:
Pacific Crest is pleased to announce that we intend to perform at the DCI events in Indianapolis on August 12, 13, and 14, 2021. We also expect to develop local performances in Southern California during July, that adhere to pandemic restrictions in place at the time. And if pandemic restrictions lift and DCI schedules additional events, we will perform at those events if appropriate and safe.
Our priority for these and any events will be the safety of our performers, staff, and volunteers. Pandemic protocols will be in place in an effort to provide the best protection possible for Pacific Crest personnel, and the organization will adhere to state and local restrictions as well as guidelines set by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
We will deliver the best drum corps experience we can, and uplift our community through our performances. The 2021 season will be a “bridge” to 2022. If you join us, you will help bring back our activity and kick off the 2022 season — DCI’s 50th Anniversary.
This will require sacrifice by all of us: performers, instructors, designers, and support staff. We know this is not what so many of us want, but we will pull together for the sake of each other, our fans, and our collective passion for performance excellence.
Our standards will not change. In fact, we expect that our design and instruction will be elevated. Plus, this will be an opportunity to prepare more than just a field show, allowing us to focus on entertainment as well as competition.
Those who join us will…
1. Perform live again
2. Learn a production created by our designers
3. Receive high quality instruction by our teaching staff
4. Participate in a month-long spring training experience
5. Engage in education that inspires high school students
6. Perform at DCI events in Indianapolis (and possibly elsewhere)
Our current projected tuition is $2,950, or less. The cost per performer is much higher but thanks to our Board of Directors, we can subsidize a lot of it — even without being able to host our largest event, the Rose Bowl show. The main unknown factor is where we can hold our spring training. Once we resolve that, we will determine its impact on tuition.
We are sharing everything we know with complete transparency. And we are going to do everything we can to make this the best experience possible — one that will affect your life in positive and uplifting ways.
Let us not forget that even in a normal year, we spend nearly all our time in rehearsal! This is where we develop life-long friendships and build important characteristics like confidence, persistence, and grit. How we spend our time together outside of performance is what really matters. We hope you will join us for this journey.