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 […]
Pacific Crest Youth Arts Organization is searching for a Social Media Coordinator. This is a part-time position with an expected workload of two hours per week. Interested applicants should review the job description, which includes tasks, duties, and qualifications. That information — along with the application process can be found at pacific-crest.org/employment. Salary Range: $13 – $15 […]
Pacific Crest Youth Arts Organization is searching for a Percussion Co-Caption Head to lead the Drum Corps battery percussion section for the 2021 season. Interested applicants should review the job description and application process at pacific-crest.org/employment. The search for this position will commence on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, and will continue through Wednesday, September 23, 2020. […]
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Pacific Crest is search of personnel to assist with our winter and spring rehearsal camps.
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 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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
If you missed our December audition weekend, you may audition at an upcoming camp.
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 officially welcome our 2019 percussion instructional staff!
Following the announcement last month of our 2019 lead staff, Pacific Crest is excited to officially welcome our 2019 brass instructional staff.
Coming off a successful 25th Anniversary summer tour, Pacific Crest is very excited to share the first of several staff announcements for the 2019 season.
The Arcadia Music & Arts Symposium has joined with others to fund the Pacific Crest Outreach Program. In addition, they are offering full scholarships to students whose schools are attending Drum Corps at the Rose Bowl.
If you’re a low brass or tuba performer still looking for a place to march this summer, look no further than Pacific Crest. You can be part of our 25th Anniversary production, “Here’s to the Ones Who Dream.”
Pacific Crest will spend Memorial Weekend at Tesoro High School in Rancho Santa Margarita. Opportunities are still available for color guard performers.
The last few color guard spots are available as Pacific Crest wraps up weekend camps and prepares for All Days and Spring Training. This is your chance to experience the summer of a lifetime!
Pacific Crest’s April Camp will take place April 28-29 at Diamond Bar High School. The camp is also an opportunity for color guard performers to audition for the 2018 season.
Moreno Valley high school band students will attend the 2018 Drum Corps at the Rose Bowl thanks to support from Waste Management.
Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 edition of Drum Corps at the Rose Bowl!
As the 2018 Summer Tour approaches, Pacific Crest is proud to partner with Stanbury Uniforms to provide a unique experience to marching band students across Southern California.
A few positions with the 2018 Pacific Crest may still be available.
If you missed the December Audition Clinic, your next opportunity is at our upcoming January Camp. A summer with Pacific Crest is an experience of a lifetime. If you’re ready to see what the next level of performance feels like, now is your chance.
Registration for the upcoming SoCal Audition Clinic remains open through Friday, December 8. If you are unable to sign up online, you may register in person at auditions. The price will be $175, payable at the registration table.
Pacific Crest’s satellite brass audition in Ventura County is this Sunday, November 5th! Register by November 2nd for the reduced audition fee.
Registration information for the December Audition Clinic is now live.
Pacific Crest welcomes Don Click to the 2018 Design Team. Don will work alongside Program Coordinator, Steven Estudillo, as our Design Coordinator.
As we near our 25th anniversary, Pacific Crest is pleased to announce the design team for our 2018 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.
Drum Corps International will return to movie theaters on Thursday, August 10 for Big, Loud & Live 14.
Thanks to a generous sponsorship by e-Adjudicate, Pacific Crest was able to provide a memorable VIP Experience to attendees of this year’s Drum Corps at the Rose Bowl event.
The Pacific Crest Outreach Program provides free and discounted tickets for high school groups attending drum corps shows in Southern California. The 2017 Outreach Program was sponsored in part by Stanbury Uniforms.
This year, Pacific Crest and e-Adjudicate partnered together to offer a unique experience to 200 high school students at the 2017 Drum Corps at the Rose Bowl show.
Pacific Crest moved into Valley View High School on Saturday, June 10th, for spring training.
Pacific Crest’s April Camp will take place April 28-30 at Diamond Bar High School. The camp is also an opportunity for color guard performers to audition for the 2017 season.
Pacific Crest is seeking skilled individuals who are interested in volunteering as Video Production Specialists.
Pacific Crest will have a booth at the upcoming SCSBOA Winter Conference, Friday and Saturday, January 20 – 21.
If you missed the Experience Camp and Auditions, there’s still time to audition for Pacific Crest.
Registration for the December Experience Camp and 2017 Auditions ends Thursday, December 8th. After that date, you must register at the door, and the price increases to $175.
Registration for the December Experience Camp and 2017 Auditions is now live.
While Pacific Crest’s 2016 caption heads will be returning for 2017, fans will see new names on our roster of designers.
Many of our 2016 percussionists performed with some of WGI’s finest indoor percussion ensembles this past spring.
The Indianapolis mail drop has been set.
Want to get something to one of our members when we’re on tour? Check out the mail drops for this season.
The April Camp is fast approaching, serving as our traditional second round of color guard auditions.
Corps at the Crest San Diego tickets are now on sale!
We are in the process of updating our ticketing application, and expect that tickets for the San Diego show will be on sale by March 15th (if not before then).
In this Valentine’s edition of Inside Pacific Crest, we learn about the relationships built in drum corps. Alumni (and current staffers) Mark Kveton and Antoinette Ochoa host this second video of the 2016 season.
In this first Inside Pacific Crest for 2016, we hear from Program Director Seth Murphy and Head Drum Major Sabrina Thompson.
Weren’t able to attend our December auditions? No worries! Pacific Crest’s audition phase continues through the January Camp.
The online registration for the brass and drum major experience camp & auditions closes at 5 pm on Thursday, December 17th. After that date, you must register onsite, and the fee increases to $150.
Today, we meet Pacific Crest’s 2016 Visual Staff, under the leadership of Pablo Coppola.
The online registration for the percussion and color guard experience camp & auditions closes Thursday, December 10th. After that date, you must register onsite, and the fee increases to $150.
Now is the time to reserve your spot at our December Experience Camp and Auditions.
Jennifer Barton taught for Pacific Crest from 2011 – 2013. After spending two years teaching for Spirit of Atlanta, she returns to Pacific Crest as the 2016 Color Guard Caption Head
With Seth Murphy working solely as Program Director and Staff Coordinator, Luis Cardenas Casillas was recently announced as the 2016 Brass Caption Head. Today, we meet his staff.
With many familiar faces returning to the staff, Pete Lucero, Darren Van Derpoel, and Dalia Berman will once again lead the percussion staff in 2016.
At its November meeting, the Pacific Crest Board of Directors authorized the purchase of 71 brass instruments. One exciting aspect of this decision is the move to the Jupiter XO Professional trumpet in 2016!
Pablo Coppola taught at Pacific Crest from 2008 to 2011. After spending three seasons at Spirit, he returns to Pacific Crest to lead the visual program.
We are pleased to announce Luis Cardenas Casillas as our 2016 Brass Caption Head.
Steven Estudillo will lead the 2016 Creative Team as Pacific Crest’s Creative Director.
The Drum Corps International World Championships will return to movie theaters on Thursday, August 6, for “Big, Loud & Live 12.”
In 2012, a unique partnership was created between the Moreno Valley Unified School District, the City of Moreno Valley, and Pacific Crest.
Want to get something to one of our members when we’re on tour? This summer, we are setting up four mail drops.
Pacific Crest is accepting school group orders for Corps at the Crest through this Friday, June 19th, at 5 pm.
Get fired up to lead your high school band and take your leadership and conducting skills to the next level! Registration is now open for Pacific Crest’s Drum Major Camp.
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A mysterious artifact has arrived. We aren’t sure where it came from or why it is even here. We call it The Catalyst.
All fans are welcome to come by rehearsals to check out Pacific Crest as we continue developing our production for the 2015 season.
Attending a drum corps show can be unaffordable to high school students. To provide a more affordable option, Pacific Crest’s School Outreach Program offers free and discounted tickets to school groups that attend Corps at the Crest.
Yes, it’s true. Corps at the Crest – Los Angeles, Southern California’s largest Drum Corps International event, is moving to the Rose Bowl on Saturday, June 27, 2015
Wondering about Pacific Crest’s 2015 production? We are not yet ready to announce the details, but today we release one of the show’s musical arrangements.
With some recent changes and hires, Pacific Crest is excited to announce its front ensemble staff for 2015!
Brass Caption Head, Seth Murphy, was recently promoted to Pacific Crest’s Program Director. This was part of a reorganization as Corps Manager Gabriel Cobas stepped down at the end of December and relocated to New York as the new Director of Amp Up NYC.
As we celebrate the new year, Pacific Crest would like to pause and thank our corporate partners, without whom our program would not be possible.
The highly anticipated Pacific Crest and Blue Devils Experience Camp/Auditions took place this past weekend and provided tremendous results recruiting over 430 students to Pacific Crest’s home base, Diamond Bar High School.
At its November meeting, the Pacific Crest Board of Directors approved the 2015 Fees and Policies with no change to the tuition amount.
With many familiar faces and some new additions, we are pleased to announce the 2015 instructional staff for Pacific Crest.
Percussion Caption Head Pete Lucero has tapped Jeremy Beck to lead Pacific Crest’s Front Ensemble. Jeremy performed with RCC and the Blue Devils, and taught the front ensemble at Blue Devils B from 2009 through 2013.
Attending a field show tournament in Southern California this coming season? The Pacific Crest Information Booth may be at that event. Come by to learn more, or to just say, Hi!
Pacific Crest is pleased to announce its design team for the 2015 season.
Pacific Crest Youth Arts Organization (PCYAO) and BD Performing Arts (BDPA) will present a weekend of clinics and auditions this December in Southern California.
Program Coordinator Mark Gunderson joined the Pacific Crest staff for the 1997 season. The 2014 season was his final season with the corps. He will now serve on the Pacific Crest Advisory Board.
Pete Lucero has been tapped to lead Pacific Crest’s Percussion Program, taking over for Andy Bill who has spent five seasons with the organization.
Pacific Crest’s 2014 members included 156 students from 94 colleges, universities, and high schools. The corps represented 92 cities, including some of out-of-state students representing six states and Japan.
Can’t make it to Indianapolis? See Drum Corps International Prelims on the Big Screen this Thursday, August 7.
Pacific Crest will present a marching band clinic free of charge to all band students in the Moreno Valley Unified School District.
Want to get something to one of our members when we’re on tour? This summer, we are setting up four mail drops.
For our Drum Major Camp attendees also enrolled in an upcoming California Leadership Academy camp (CLAcademy), you will receive a $50 discount from the CLAcademy.
Group discount seats are limited for Corps at the Crest Los Angeles (Citrus College in Glendora). If you want to bring a group, contact us right away to reserve and pay for the tickets. Please note that seats may not be available in your desired section.
Purchase your tickets to Corps at the Crest San Diego before April 1, 2014, and you’ll save 20% off the already discounted presale price.
MarchingApparel.com is now Pacific Crest’s official apparel provider. Both organizations are excited to announce this new partnership.
Pacific Crest is excited to announce its partnership with Designs by King. The corps will exclusively use color guard gear manufactured by the company.
Pacific Crest continues its rehearsals at our March Camp. Only our brass section and drum majors will be present at this camp, which begins at 9 am Saturday, March 15, and ends at 6 pm on Sunday, March 16.
Pacific Crest continues its rehearsals at our February Camp. The camp begins at 9 am Saturday, February 15, and ends at 6 pm on Sunday, February 16.