You are invited to complete the Pacific Crest Youth Arts Organization Annual Community Census. With the 50th anniversary of Drum Corps International and the end of our third decade as a participant both on the horizon, the eyes of Pacific Crest Youth Arts Organization are laser-focused on the bright and strong future of our organization […]
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 pleased to share that Tony White has been elected to the organization’s Board of Directors. A nationally-recognized leader in music education and an accomplished musician, White has had an immeasurable impact on music students throughout the Los Angeles region. In his position as Coordinator, Music & Entertainment Education for the Beyond the […]
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 seeking a Visual Designer for its 2022 Drum and Bugle Corps. The Visual Designer’s primary responsibility is to stage the Drum Corps production. We seek a creative individual with experience who works best in a collaborative environment. The position description and application can be found at pacific-crest.org/employment. Resumes may […]
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With today’s guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, we bear witness to a pivotal moment in American history. We recognize, however, that this is not a time for celebration. Our nation still has work ahead of us to advance the cause of justice for all people in this country, regardless of their race, […]
While the final details of our 2021 production are still under consideration, we are excited to peel back the curtain and share an audio excerpt of our arrangement of the film soundtrack to “The Rocketeer.” You can learn more about our 2021 season by attending our Town Hall on Sunday, March 14, at 4 pm […]
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.
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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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.
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.
If you missed our December audition weekend, you may audition at an upcoming camp.
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.
Pacific Crest is excited to officially welcome our 2019 percussion instructional staff!
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.
Following the announcement last month of our 2019 lead staff, Pacific Crest is excited to officially welcome our 2019 brass instructional staff.
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.
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.
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.
The Hiltop Realty/The Mortgage Hub Charity Golf Tournament is on! Help us raise funds for 2019 scholarships.
Pacific Crest is participating in the DCI Giving Challenge this year, and your support can make a huge difference. By donating to our Tour Fund between July 28 and August 3, you can help Pacific Crest deliver a World Class experience for our members.
Want to get something to one of our members when we’re on tour? Check out the mail drops for this 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.
Pacific Crest is proud to announce our 2018 program, Here’s To The Ones Who Dream.
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.
Pacific Crest is sad to hear the allegations of sexual harassment and abuse by the former director of the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps. Pacific Crest has always believed that safeguarding our performers, volunteers, and staff is the most important job we have. We have policies on file that clearly outline our expectations for everyone […]
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.
Pacific Crest is proud to introduce our drum majors for the 2018 season: Andrew Fresquez, Andrew Barone, and Andrea Nordahl.
Friends and supporters of Pacific Crest are cordially invited to attend the Pacific Crest 25th Anniversary Gala on May 20, 2018.
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 Drum and Bugle Corps has been selected to participate in the 130th Annual Rose Parade in Pasadena, California.
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.
Pacific Crest’s Office Manager & Bookkeeper, Betty Yoder, retired on August 31st, after 21 years with Pacific Crest.
Support Pacific Crest’s scholarship fund by playing in our Annual Charity Golf Tournament, presented by Sentrex Exterminators, Red Pointe Roofing, and Quiktax Services. The tournament takes place, Friday, October 13th, at Los Serranos Golf and Country Club in Chino Hills.
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.
We are excited to introduce our new Golf Tournament sponsor, Quiktax Services. They are a Presenting Sponsor of the 2017 Pacific Crest Annual Charity Golf Tournament.
We are pleased to announce that HomeAdvisor.com has renewed its support of Pacific Crest for a second year!
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.
For over 100 years, WCU has been educating health care professionals and supporting individual achievement. The University’s sponsorship will allow 125 economically disadvantaged students to attend Drum Corps at the Rose Bowl free of charge!
Pacific Crest moved into Valley View High School on Saturday, June 10th, for spring training.
Want to get something to one of our members when we’re on tour? Check out the mail drops for this season.
Vocalist and Pacific Crest alumnae Brianna Finnell will be singing the National Anthem at this year’s Drum Corps at the Rose Bowl show in Pasadena.
We are pleased to announce that Club Level Seating is now available at Drum Corps at the Rose Bowl. Seats are on sale from now through June 20th.
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses is a Presenting Sponsor of the 2017 edition of Drum Corps at the Rose Bowl. The Association’s sponsorship will allow 250 economically disadvantaged students to attend the show free of charge!
Pacific Crest is proud to announce our 2017 program, Golden State of Mind.
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 is proud to announce Lone Star Percussion as this year’s featured sponsor for Drum Corps at the Rose Bowl.
Pacific Crest is proud to introduce our drum majors for the 2017 season: Sabrina Thomas, Victoria McFarland, Jacqueline Hernandez, and Andrew Fresquez.
We have immediate openings for tuba players.
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.
This past summer, Pacific Crest was awarded a grant from Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe’s Arts Education Partnership Program (AEPP). The grant supported the instruction of the 2016 Drum and Bugle Corps.