Pacific Crest

Diamond Bar, CA United States
Founded: 1993

Active Junior
World Class
YearTheme/Songs
1996 Selections from Jekyll and Hyde - I Need to Know (from Jekyll and Hyde) * Take Me as I Am (from Jekyll and Hyde) * It's A Dangerous Game (from Jekyll and Hyde) * The World Has Gone Insane (from Jekyll and Hyde) * Confrontation (from Jekyll and Hyde) * Alive (from Jekyll and Hyde)  
1997 Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - To Think of a Story (from Frankenstein) * The Creation (from Frankenstein) * The Escape (from Frankenstein) * Friendless (from Frankenstein) * Evil Stitched to Evil (from Frankenstein)  
1998 Hamlet: The play by Shakespeare, the film by Kenneth Branagh the score by Patrick Doyle - The Ghost Death & Anguish * I Loved You Once * What Players are They * Madness  
1999 The Dracula Ballet - Incident At Charing X Station * Dance Of The Effigies * Seduction At Castle Dracula * The Crypt * The Death of Dracula  
2000 Joan of Arc - Music of Richard Einhorn's Voices of Light - Voices of Light, a Mass for St. Joan of Arc * A Call To Arms (from Joan of Arc) * The Siege of Chinon (from Joan of Arc) * The Miracle (from Joan of Arc) * Sacraments (from Joan of Arc) * Coronation (from Joan of Arc) * Betrayal, Trial and Torture (from Joan of Arc) * The Fire of the Dove Angels in the Cleansing Flames (from Joan of Arc)  
2001 Age of Empire - The Adoration of Veless and Ala (from Scythian Suite) * The Enemy God and Dance of the Spirits of Darkness (from Scythian Suite) * The Glorious Departure of Lolly and the Sun's Procession (from Scythian Suite) * Her Name Was Merit (from The Egyptian) * The Reprimand (from the Prince of Egypt) * Following Tzipporah * Red Sea (from the Prince of Egypt) * The Battle (from Gladiator) * The Barbarian Horde (from Gladiator)  
2002 Reinvention - Atmadja * Ravendhi * Seisuoso * Ombra * Incantation (from Quidam) * Distrorted * Urban  
2003 Invocacion a Poderosos - Moonlight on the Parana * Invocation to the Spirits of Power * Dawn on the Parana  
2004 On Dangerous Ground: Music of Bernard Hermann - The Man Who Knew Too Much * The Snows of Kilimanjaro * Baghdad (from The 7th Voyage of Sinbad) * Death Hunt (from On Dangerous Ground)  
2005 Fluid States: Vapor, Solid, Liquid - Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes * Sinfonia Antarctica  
2006 From the City of Angels - City of Angels * Double Talk Walk (from City of Angels) * With Every Breath I Take (from City of Angels) * I'm Nothing Without You (from City of Angels)  
2007 What Happens in Vegas - Viva Las Vegas * Love for Sale * Angel Eyes * Luck Be A Lady (from Guys and Dolls)  
2008 Primality: the Rituals of Passion - Blood Diamonds * The Wind and The Lion * Dralion  
2009 El Corazon de la Gente: Alegria, Amor, y Fuerte - Symphonic Dances (Danzas Sinfonicas) * Sinfonia India * Pampeana No 3 – Impetuosamente * Variaciones Concertantes * Symphonic Dance No. 3 - Fiesta  
2010 The Maze - Machu Picchu * Asphalt Cocktail * Sam's Gone (from I Am Legend) * Turbine  
2011 Push, Pull, Twist, Turn - Lauds (Praise High Day) * Push * Adagietto, Symphony #5 * Serenada Schizophrana * AirLink  
2012 The Spectrum - Butterfly Yellow from Bright Colored Dances * Tarantella Red from Bright Colored Dances * Yellow * Blue Sapphire (from Colours) * End Credits from Green Lantern - First Flight * True Colors  
2013 Transfixed - Fix a Heart * Instinctive Travels * Drum Music  
2014 No Strings Attached ... - Shadowplay - from Ka' (Cirque du Soleil) * Firefly * Original Music - Tango * Orpheus In The Underworld: Overture  
2015 The Catalyst - Scythian Suite * Liberi Fatali (from Final Fantasy) * Enjoy The Silence * Angels in the Architecture  
2016 The Union - Foundry * AHA! * Fix You * Engine * Point Blank * Last Train Home  
Serving the residential area northeast of Los Angeles, Pacific Crest was formed in 1993. It operates under the auspices of the Pacific Crest Youth Arts Organization to "provide artistic performance opportunities for young people to help them develop into well-rounded and responsible citizens."

From an original nucleus of 33 members, the group has grown to 120 members and won the DCI-Pacific Division II Championship in 1998 and 1999. 2000 marked the first year the corps competed out of state. That season culminated with the DCI Southwest Regional in Texas at the San Antonio Alamodome in front of 8,000 people. Pacific Crest placed seventh in that contest, beating two Division I corps and making the DCI Mid-Season CD. In 2001, as a result of the corps' competitive success, the DCI Executive Committee granted Pacific Crest Division I status in the Pacific Region.

In 2003 the corps traveled to Championships for the first time, dressed in white pants and black tops with teal accents. The new corps on the scene made Division I Semifinals and finished the season in 17th place.

The 2004 show, performed by about 112 members, was a dark presentation called 'On Dangerous Ground.' The atmosphere was enhanced by African talking drums and djembes, as well as eerie brass mutes (made out of 98-cent Renezit air fresheners painted black). Pacific Crest 19th in DCI Quarterfinals.

In addition to drum corps contests, Pacific Crest performs in parades and community concerts, and the group has appeared on television.

The organization has made a deliberate decision not to travel extensively during the summer, in order to concentrate resources on local development and performance. This model also permits corps members to continue to work during the performance season.

"What makes Pacific Crest unique among drum corps," says director Stuart Pompel, "is that we offer a superior quality performing experience without requiring our members to give up their entire summer. Many work full-time jobs or attend summer school. Their average age is 18, and over half are out of high school. Our world-class staff offers our members a great drum corps experience that they otherwise would not be able to have if we toured for weeks at a time."

[DCW, 2/2002, p.3; www.pacific-crest.org; Dave Strickler; DCW, 7/16/04, p.19]

Members (44)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Altuzarra, Daisey Colorguard 1999 to 2003
Alvarez, Rickey Cymbals 2001; 2003
Alvarez, Rickey Cymbals 2001
Atkin, Matt Contra 2008
Berger, David Baritone 2004 to 2007
Brown, Erik Mellophone 1998 to 2000
Chiu, Vivian Front Ensemble 2010 to 2011
Cook, Daniel Contra 2004 to 2007
Curnutt, Ben Lead Soprano 2000 to 2002
Enright, Sean Baritone 2001 to 2004
Eshbach, Stephanie mellophone 1998 to 2000
Fitzgerald, Patrick Mellophone 2003 to 2006
Gagnon, Robert Trumpet 2006 to 2007
Gilman, Larry tuba 2003
Hasson, Michele Guard 1993 to 1994
Hofius, Chris Sophrano 2002
Hofius, Christopher Soprano 2002
Kilgus, Kurt Hornline (Mellophone, Baritone, Euphonium) 2001 to 2005
Kilgus, Kurt Staff (Visual Instructor) 2006 to 2009
Kovacic, Brandon Cymbals 2003 to 2005
Lange, Erick Soprano 2002
Leko, Jim Soprano 1998 to 2000
Macias, Manny Colorguard 2009
Majowicz, Melania Mellophone 2004 to 2006
Martinez, Marcos Snareline 2002 to 2003
Mathewson, Taylor Mellophone 2010 to 2011
Mead, Ryan Euphonium 2011 to 2013
Morris, Ian Soprano 1995
Neel, Samantha Color Guard 2005 to 2007
Oporto, Michael Euphonium 2002 to 2003
Pozzo, Brandon Front Ensemble 2016
Quan, Alex Contra 2012 to 2016
Ramirez, Andrew front ensemble 2004 to 2006
Raya, Christian Horn Line/ Baritone 2002
Ristau, Brendan Baritone/Euph 2010 to 2011
Rivera, Andrew Drumline (tenors) 2003
Rivera, Joey Bassline 1999
Sabha, Tamer Euphonium 2004
Seltzer, Matthew Euphonium 2004
Shriver, Eric Snare 2002 to 2003
Stockard, Brian drumline 1996 to 1999
Stockard, Brian Staff 2001
de la Vega, Mark Front Ensemble/Drum Major 2004 to 2007
hendricks, corwin Tenors 2003

CORPS 3 items

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PacificCrest DiamondBar CA-2 from the Bill Ives Collection
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PacificCrest DiamondBar CA-3 from the Bill Ives Collection
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Pacific Crest Patch from the Chris Maher Collection

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