Last week, Zak Stillwell accepted Pacific Crest’s offer to be its new Visual Designer. In addition to designing the drill and staging for the 2022 production, Zak will coordinate with Visual Coordinator Gabe Escobedo to choreograph the corps’ musicians. Zak brings a noted record of success in design, instruction, and choreography, and he is excited […]
Jonathan Zuniga was recently promoted to Artistic Director for the 2022 season. While leading the design team, he will also continue to compose and arrange the front ensemble and electronics scores for the production. Zuniga has been with Pacific Crest since 2017, and most recently served as Music Coordinator and Front Ensemble & Electronics Composer/Arranger. […]
Pacific Crest is proud to announce that longtime staff member and alumnus Mark Kveton has taken on a new role as the organization’s Education Programs Director. As a former Drum Major for Pacific Crest (2008-2011), Kveton introduced Pacific Crest’s first Drum Major Camp 11 years ago. Since then, the annual program has served more than […]
December 3, 2020 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 that time. And if pandemic restrictions lift and […]
There is much we do not know about 2021: The future of the pandemic is uncertain, and Drum Corps International (DCI) is studying a 2021 tour scenario that creates a “bridge” to 2022.
Pacific Crest is proud to announce that Nicole Casino will be joining our educational leadership team as Percussion Co-Caption Head for the 2021 season.
We are proud to share that Pacific Crest’s own Stuart Pompel has been awarded DCI’s Director of the Year award for the 2020 season!
Pacific Crest would like to congratulate Jody Roberto on her recent appointment to the Three Valleys Municipal Water District Board of Directors!
At its 2020 Annual Meeting, Pacific Crest’s Board of Directors installed its officers for 2020. We are happy to announce that the Board will be led by incoming President and PC alum, Diana Petersen.
Pacific Crest is search of personnel to assist with our winter and spring rehearsal camps.
Pacific Crest is search of personnel to assist with our upcoming Audition/Experience Camp.
Our newest Outreach Sponsor for 2019 is California State Band Championships. Thanks to their sponsorship this past summer, 100 students attended Drum Corps at the Rose Bowl free of charge. “This is just another example of how CSBC gives back to the music educators and their students,” according to Pacific Crest CEO, Stuart Pompel.
The American Drum Line Association — better known as ADLA — has been giving back to the music education community through its support of the Pacific Crest Outreach Program. From 2017 to 2019, ADLA provided opportunities for more than 425 high school band students to attend Drum Corps at the Rose Bowl.
The Rose Bowl Stadium is the home field of the UCLA Bruin Marching Band. This past summer, the Solid Gold Sound — under the direction of Gordon Henderson — threw its support behind the Pacific Crest Outreach Program, making it possible for 100 high school band students to attend the show free of charge.
The Pacific Crest Golf Tournament is on! Help us raise funds for 2020 scholarships.
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses was a Presenting Sponsor of the 2019 edition of Drum Corps at the Rose Bowl. The Association’s sponsorship provided the opportunity for 235 high school band students to attend the show free of charge!
Pacific Crest is participating in the 2019 Drum Corps Giving challenge, and your support can make a huge difference. By donating to our Tour Fund between July 27 and August 2, you can help Pacific Crest reach higher and finish our season strong!
This past June, Pacific Crest Youth Arts Organization hosted its ninth annual series of Drum Major Camps. Created in 2011, the program aims to mentor and train the next generation of marching band leaders in the Southern California area and beyond. Starting with just 23 students in its first year, the Pacific Crest Drum Major […]
Janice Hahn represents the fourth district as one of five Los Angeles County Supervisors. This year, her office is supporting Pacific Crest’s outreach efforts in the communities of Hacienda Heights, Rowland Heights, and Diamond Bar.
With a history that spans more than 100 years, Stanbury Uniforms continues to give back to Southern California marching bands as a major sponsor of the Pacific Crest Outreach Program.
Pacific Crest proudly presents its 2019 production, entitled “Everglow.” Musical selections are inspired by Alan Silvestri, John Psathas, Jerry Goldsmith, Martin Sebastian Vogt, and Danny Elfman.
The Ultimate Dot Book puts the responsibility of dot and shape learning in each marcher’s hands — and feet. We are honored and grateful to count UDB as one of our corporate partners.
Pacific Crest is hosting a second round of color guard auditions at our April rehearsal camp: Saturday, April 27 – Sunday, April 28 at Diamond Bar High School.
We have set aside a block of tickets at select events for Pacific Crest alumni, family, friends and fans to come together and cheer on the corps.
Pacific Crest is excited to announce that Lone Star Percussion is returning as Presenting Sponsor of the 2019 Corps at the Crest San Diego and Drum Corps at the Rose Bowl.
Pacific Crest is excited to announce our expanded partnership with the Zildjian & Vic Firth Company. Starting in 2019, the corps will perform on Zildjian cymbals, gongs, and crotales.
Tickets are now on sale for Corps at the Crest San Diego and Drum Corps at the Rose Bowl.
Ready to experience a DCI show in “first-class” accommodations? Club seating at the Rose Bowl includes the most comfortable seats, food, cash bar, private restrooms, and the best view of the show.
Pacific Crest began the new year and capped off its silver anniversary by performing at the 130th Annual Rose Parade on January 1, 2019, in Pasadena, CA. Below is a day-by-day recap of the Rose Parade Tour, as told by its performing members.
As DCI kicks off a week of meetings focused on health and wellness in the marching arts, Pacific Crest is proud to introduce our Health Team for the 2019 season.
Pacific Crest is proud to introduce our drum major team for the 2019 season: Andrea Nordahl, Amber Cameron, and Bianca Dulong!
Pacific Crest is proud to introduce our drum major team for the 2021 season: Bianca Dulong, Ashley Kocour, and Thanh Bui!
This is your opportunity to great deals on our pre-owned instruments. Many have been used just two seasons, and some just one. Prices further discounted based upon quantity ordered.
Pacific Crest is excited to welcome Daisey Hilbun as our new Manager of Communications! Daisey was a member of the Pacific Crest color guard in 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2003 and has remained an active member of the alumni organization over the years.
At its November meeting, the Pacific Crest Board of Directors elected Dr. Mitch Fennell and Russell Tanakaya to serve on the Pacific Crest Board of Directors.
Pacific Crest is excited to announce that for the first time in its 25 year history, the organization will employ a full-time CEO to oversee the corps’ longterm growth. Moving into the position is Executive Director Stuart Pompel.
Our current Manager of Communications, Nikki Collister, is moving into a supporting role in the area of news writing for Pacific Crest. The Organization is therefore seeking a communications professional who is interested in volunteering 2-4 hours per week as the organization’s Manager of Communications.
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.
This is your opportunity to great deals on our pre-owned instruments. Many have been used just two seasons, and some just one. Prices further discounted based upon number ordered.
Did you know that a donation of $10 per month to the Pacific Crest Tour Fund will move our trucks and support vehicles over 200 miles? Just 33 cents per day makes that much of a difference.