(Approved: Board of Directors 1/17/2021)
Tuition for the 2021 Drum Corps season totals $2,850 plus your one-way group airline ticket for our Indianapolis trip (see Group Flight for Indianapolis Trip below). Tuition breaks down as follows:
Winter and Spring Education
Includes housing and meals. (This total charge may be reduced. See below for Preseason Training Tuition Reduction.)
|July 5 – July 11||$375|
|July 12 – July 18||$375|
|July 19 – July 25||$375|
|July 16 – August 1||$375|
|August 2 – August 8||$375|
Includes housing, bus transportation, and meals, except at venues that do not allow us to prepare and serve meals.
|August 9 – August 14||$375|
|+ Flight to Indianapolis|
Group Flight for Indianapolis Trip
On Monday, August 9, 2021, we will fly as a group to an airport around Indianapolis, Indiana. Each performer will pay Pacific Crest directly for this one-way airline ticket.
Donation to pcFund
Each performer must provide the names and email addresses of 20 individuals (21 years of age and older) who will be solicited for a donation to Pacific Crest. A $100 non-refundable donation may be made in lieu of this requirement.
Other Costs Incurred
- One-way group airline ticket for Indianapolis Trip — paid directly to Pacific Crest
- Your own airline ticket home from Indianapolis, IN. This is not booked through Pacific Crest.
- Other items, some purchased through Pacific Crest and some purchased on your own, including mouthpieces, slide grease, valve oil, performance shoes, uniform undergarments, make-up, etc.
- Recommended cash for the season ($150) – to replace toiletries and like items, laundry, meals at Lucas Oil Stadium, prescriptions, etc.
- Sunscreen, baseball hat, sunglasses, one-gallon water jug, air mattress
- Cross-trainer athletic shoes
Performers who have completed one or more other seasons with Pacific Crest will receive an additional $100 for each season completed. This includes those who were contracted performers at Pacific Crest when the 2020 season was cancelled.
For performers who choose the monthly payment plan, their Veteran Discount will be applied to the last payment(s) only. See Payment Plans below for details.
Preseason Training Tuition Reduction
The tuition for Preseason Training may be reduced. The current rate covers housing and meals. If we can secure a less expensive housing site, or performers must commute to and from rehearsals, the charges (and total tuition amount) will be reduced accordingly.
Deposit to Secure your Spot
Once a performer is accepted, a non-refundable deposit of $125 is due upon registration to secure their spot. If the deposit is not paid within seven (7) days, Pacific Crest has the option of rescinding its acceptance offer.
Option 1: Check made payable to Pacific Crest
Bounced Checks: If a check is returned due to insufficient funds, a $25 NSF fee will be charged. If a second check is returned due to insufficient funds, another $25 NSF fee will be charged and all future payments for the season must be made by credit card, debit card, cash, or cashier’s check.
Option 2: Credit card. Pacific Crest does not charge a fee for paying by credit card.
Option 1: Pay $2,850 upon registration. This includes the $125 nonrefundable deposit.
Option 2: Make monthly payments per the schedule below. Tuition must be paid in full prior to the start of Preseason Training. A $25 surcharge applies for a total price of $2,875.
Refund Due to Season Cancellation
If the season is cancelled, refunds will be issued based on the date of cancellation and services provided. For example if the season is cancelled June 30, tuition payments would be refunded less $600 — 5 months of Winter and Spring Education at $120 per month.
Dismissal for Cause
If Pacific Crest terminates a performer for cause (see Performer Handbook for policies, procedures, and code of conduct), a tuition credit will be calculated based upon Withdrawal Due to Personal Reasons below. Refer to the prorated tuition table for details. If Pacific Crest terminates a performer due to performance ability, a tuition credit will be calculated based on Withdrawal Due to Injury below.
Withdrawal Due to Injury
If a performer suffers an illness, accident, or injury that requires a withdrawal before the end of the season, they must complete a Performer Withdrawal Form and return it with a doctor’s note recommending withdrawal. A tuition refund will be calculated as described in Refund Due to Season Cancellation above.
Withdrawal for Personal Reasons
Joining a performance ensemble requires commitment to the team; therefore, withdrawals for personal reasons are highly discouraged. If a performer chooses to withdraw, however, they must request a Performer Withdrawal Form and return the completed form to the Corps Manager or CEO. Tuition will be prorated per the schedule below. Any refund depends on the payments made. Failure to attend a rehearsal or merely giving notice to an instructor or other performer will not be regarded as notice of withdrawal, and tuition charges will continue to accrue until the Performer Withdrawal Form is completed and returned.
Prorated Tuition Table – Withdrawal for Personal Reasons
|Withdrawal Date||Tuition Charged|
|Before April 1||$240|
|April 1 – April 30||$400|
|May 1 – May 30||$600|
|June 1 – July 4||$1,000|
|July 5 or later||$2,850|
Exceptions to the Fees Schedule and Policies
Except where noted within the document, there are no exceptions to the Fees Schedule and Policies above. Appeals for exceptions may be made in writing to the Pacific Crest Board of Directors. The Board of Directors will vote whether to grant an appeal at the regularly scheduled Board meeting following the date the appeal was received.