Joe Calderon marched with Pacific Crest as a charter member in the trumpet section in 1993 and 1994. While he did not age out of the drum corps, Joe has remained heavily involved with music both as a performer as well as an educator in Southern California.
Craig and Daisey Hilbun met for the first time at Pacific Crest’s Memorial Day Camp in 2000, although had already marched together in the Tournament of Roses parade that year. Craig’s sly introduction of “Hi, I’m Craig” led to a friendship between the two throughout the season.
Adrian Rivas marched with Pacific Crest as a charter member from 1993 through 1997, when he aged out with the corps. He was in the baritone/euphonium section then went on to serve as drum major for his last two years. Now as an alum, Adrian continues giving to the place he calls home.
Jamie Barnard performed with Pacific Crest from 1998 through 2003. During her six years, she saw the uniform change, the new logo, and the first time the corps travelled out of California. As one of the more active alumni, Jamie is one of the Phonothan Managers each year, and also is a regular donor
Chris Vester performed with Pacific Crest from 1998 through 2002. His participation bridged the group's transition from a Division II corps to Division I (now World Class). Chris is a regular donor to Pacific Crest, but more importantly serves on our Board of Director's as the alumni representative.
Ted Randall performed with Pacific Crest in 1994, the corps' first ever competitive season. He is an annual Director's Circle Donor to the Tour Fund, and in this Alumni Spotlght he notes how the PC experience affected him and why he continues to give back.
Brian Stockard marched in the tenor line in 1996, and on snare in 1997 and 1999. Every show he ever marched with the corps was in California, as PC was still a local corps. He aged out in the 2000 Cadets snareline, but returned to PC as an instructor for the 2001 and 2002 seasons. He and his wife,
Ryan Ellis marched with Pacific Crest from 1998 through 2002, the year before PC attended DCI Championships the first time. He now lives in Wisconsin, and has many fond memories of his time with the coprs and how it currently helps him in his current career.
Andrew Bermond performed with Pacific Crest from 1997 to 2002. His mom, Sue Perry, continues to serve on our Board of Directors. As Andrew says, "You will often hear people talk about the Pacific Crest family - but Pacific Crest actually is my family. I'll explain.
Glen Guevara performed with Pacific Crest from 2000 through 2003, and in 2005. During these years, he was able to see the corps transition from a Division 2 corps to Division 1, now called World Class. In addition, he was in the corps when it first travelled out of state and when it performed for
Meredith Galentine performed on alto bugle in 1996, 1997 and 1999. This past summer (2008) she reconnected with Pacific Crest by spending a few days on the cook staff when the corps travelled through the South.
Karen Gardner-Quinlan was a charter member of Pacific Crest. She performed in the color guard during our first year two years. Born and raised in the Diamond Bar/ Walnut area, I didn't have to go far to find Pacific Crest. In 1993 rumors began to fly around the Diamond Bar High School band room.
Pacific Crest Alumnus, Matthew Jamieson Abiva, was recently asked to speak at the Walt Disney Concert Hall and share his personal thoughts on the relationships he has found between the experience of music and architecture: