Dr. Martin Rochford Memorial Scholarship
A longtime biology professor at Fullerton College, Dr. Martin Rochford was the founding Board President of Pacific Crest Youth Arts Organization. In 1993, he purchased Pacific Crest’s first brass instruments, and he continued to support the corps in those early years by purchasing its first set of uniforms and additional horns as the corps grew in size. Martin’s son, Greg Rochford, was a founding instructor at Pacific Crest. Dr. Rochford passed away in 2016.
The Dr. Martin Rochford Memorial Scholarship is awarded to six first-year performers whom the staff believe best embody the values of Pacific Crest. The scholarship is applied to their tuition if they return for a second season. Not only has it helped recognize those first-year students for excellence, but it has also kept alive Dr. Rochford’s contributions to Pacific Crest.
Lindsay “Squirt” Tanakaya Memorial Scholarship
Lindsay Tanakaya was an enthusiastic performer, whose background included percussion positions at Lake Lindero Middle School, and a letterman at Agoura Hills HS. She graduated from Mt. Carmel HS in San Diego after two years in the Sun Devil Marching band, where she lettered in cymbals and snare drum. She also performed after high school with the Independent winter drumline Alternative Percussion “ALT” in San Diego as a member and section leader of the cymbals.
She had wished for years to play in drum corps, a super fan of the Santa Clara Vanguard cymbal section, and in her final year of eligibility registered to audition for Pacific Crest. Her doctors, however, would not sign off on her medical forms, and her dream to march PC ended before she could actually attend the audition in 2008. Suffering from a chronic condition most of her life, Lindsay passed away unexpectedly, one month after the 2008 DCI World Championships, never having marched on the drum corps field. Read more…
Zachary Headden Memorial Scholarship
As Drum Major for Pacific Crest in 2008 and 2009, Zachary Robert Headden demonstra-
ted leadership, teamwork and a strong work ethic. With his passion for music, teaching, and developing others, Zach’s participation with Pacific Crest was a significant life experience for him.
When he passed away in 2009, his parents and siblings asked friends and family to make donations to Pacific Crest. In 2010, they established the Zachary Headden Memorial Scholarship to help Pacific Crest veteran performers who have financial need and can articulate the life-enriching lessons they hope to gain from their time in Pacific Crest
Eugene Rothstein Memorial Scholarship
A long-time fan and supporter of drum corps and Pacific Crest, Eugene Rothstein marched in New York through the 1940’s. He saw how it changed the rest of his life, and understood the power of music and the spirit of group effort. Each summer, he and his daughter, Jacquelin Siff, would attend Corps at the Crest.
After Gene passed away in 2002, Jacquelin and her mom, Sydelle, established the Eugene Rothstein Memorial Scholarship to help performers who have financial need and who can articulate the life-enriching lessons they hope to learn from the Pacific Crest experience.
General Scholarship Fund
The General Scholarship Fund allows the organization to award scholarships to members based upon the wishes of the donor in consultation with the CEO. A donation to this fund provides the highest level of flexibility for the donor, and allows for the entire scholarship to be expended within the season.
You may send a gift by mail to:
Pacific Crest Youth Arts Organization
PO Box 5409
Diamond Bar, CA 91765