Drum Major Camp

Take your leadership and conducting skills to the next level at the Pacific Crest Drum Major Camp! This camp brings together world-class educators, performers, and clinicians to instruct you via interactive workshops and prepare you for your role as a high school drum major.  You’ll also experience a few days in the life of Pacific Crest, sharing lodging and meals, rehearsing with, and even conducting the corps!

“I sent both of my drum majors to the PC drum major camp in June. They came back completely on fire, totally inspired…I think the camp was fantastic.”
-Samantha Theisen, Band Director, Moorpark High School


“I have never experienced such a rewarding three days. Not only did I gain more knowledge and confidence, but I also had a great experience simply being with the corps. Marching a World Class corps is my dream and to get a taste of what it’s like to be around the corps whethe it’s eating or watching their rehearsals was a thrill.”

“…the focus on teaching drum majors gives such specific attention to learn a position I have never learned so directly. It’s like learning all the secrets from the successful.”


  • Dates:  Wednesday, June 27 – Friday, June 29, 2012
  • Location:  El Camino High School, 400 Rancho Del Oro, Oceanside, CA
  • Registration:  1 PM – 2 PM, June 27th (at the gymnasium)
  • Conclusion: The camp concludes at the end of the drum corps show on Friday evening, June 29th. (Approximately 9:00 PM)



  • Master Classes
  • Drum Major Camp souvenir T-shirt
  • Tickets to Corps at the Crest San Diego
  • Binder with Camp materials
  • Conducting session with Pacific Crest
  • Meals with Pacific Crest
  • Drum Corps-style lodging and meals

Click HERE for the schedule (Updated June 15, 2012)



  • Ryan H. Turner (Designer/Adjudicator; Former Drum Major, Velvet Knights)
  • Mark Gunderson (Program Coordinator, Pacific Crest)
  • Mark De La Vega (Percussion Instructor; former Drum Major, Pacific Crest)
  • Mark Kveton (Former Drum Major, Pacific Crest)
  • Adrian Rivas (Student Leader Coordinator, Pacific Crest; Former Drum Major, UCLA)
  • Mark Stone (Band Director, Ayala High School, Chino Hills)
  • Brad Davis (Band Director, Esperanza High School, Anaheim)
  • Mark Lowery (Band Director, El Camino High School, Oceanside)


Program Fee:  $249

Download the registration form. Once complete, mail the form and payment to Pacific Crest, PO Box 5409, Diamond Bar, CA, 91765. You can send payment by mail, or make your payment online by clicking HERE.


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