Pacific Crest

Diamond Bar, CA United States
Founded: 1993

Active Junior
World Class

The Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps is a World Class competitive junior drum and bugle corps based in Diamond Bar, California.

Serving the residential area east of Los Angeles, Pacific Crest (PC) was founded in 1993. In its first season, the corps fielded only 33 members, but the corps grew in size and ability while initially being strictly a local California unit. This allowed both for the corps to hold down expenses and for the members to continue to hold jobs, go to summer school, and/or have other home-based activities during the performance season.

Pacific Cresy did not leave its home state until it traveled to Texas for two shows in 2000. The corps next journeyed away from California for a three-show tour of the Pacific Northwest in 2002. It was not until 2003, PC's tenth season on the field. that the unit attended the Drum Corps International (DCI) World Championships, held that year in Orlando, Florida. That season, the corps' only other out-state appearance had been at The Academy's home show in Phoenix, Arizona. Pacific Crest had suffucienty grown and developed by then, that the DCI Board had granted the corps permission to compete as a Division I corps while also maintaining its "West Coast only" status. Without the internet being as ubiquitous as it is today, most drum corps fans were unfamiliar with the corps. Many were shocked and amazed when the corps placed 17th and advanced to semifinals.

Even after having been a DCI srmifinalist, for several more years, the organization maintained a policy of spending most of the season near home in California. While this practice possibly prevented Pacific Crest from ascending beyond the second tier of the Division I/World Class corps, it helped to sustain the corps while it built its financial base until it could afford the travel expenses of a major touring drum corps.

In 2004, PC appeared in two Midwestern contests just prior to DCI Championships in Denver. In 2004, the unit entered three Eastern shows en route to DCI Championships in Foxboro, Masssachusetts. In 2006, the corps was in four Eastern and Midwestern contests on the way to DCI in Madison, Wisconsin. It was not until 2007 that Pacific Crest became a fully-touring World Class corps.

Pacific Crest has advanced to DCI Semifinals in 2003, 2007–08, and 2011-17


[Pacific Crest Youth Arts Organization; Drum Corps World (mutiple issues) Dave Strickler; Drum Corps International]

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

Pacific Crest

PacificCrest DiamondBar CA-2 from the Bill Ives Collection
Pacific Crest

PacificCrest DiamondBar CA-3 from the Bill Ives Collection
Pacific Crest

Pacific Crest Patch from the Chris Maher Collection

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