2019 Pacific Crest Lead Staff Announced

Coming off a successful 25th Anniversary summer tour, Pacific Crest is very excited to share the first of several staff announcements for the 2019 season.

Please join us in welcoming the newest additions to the Pacific Crest team, along with several familiar faces who will be returning in 2019. Staff bios and additional announcements to come soon!

Glen Crosby, Program Coordinator and Director of Percussion (Lakewood, CA)

Teaching Experience:
UCLA (current)
Pulse Percussion (current)
The Academy (2001 – 2011)
Carolina Crown (2013 – 2015)
Santa Clara Vanguard (1987 – 1990, 1996 – 2004)
Blue Knights (1993)
The Cadets (1985 – 1986, 2003)

Steven Estudillo, Creative Director and Visual Designer (Ontario, CA)

Teaching/Design Experience:
Pacific Crest (present)
Chino Hills High School (present)
Pulse Percussion (present)
Cavaliers 2009 – 2015 Visual Staff (Caption Head in 2011 – 2015)

Jonathan Zuniga, Music Director and Front Ensemble/Electronics Arranger (Huntington Beach, CA)

Teaching/Design Experience:
Pacific Crest (2017-present)
Blue Stars (2013 – 2016)
The Cadets (2012)
The Academy (2011)
La Quinta High School (2016-present)
Chino Hills High School (2013, 2017-present)
Pulse Percussion (2010 – 2018)
George Mason University (2018)

Ben Contreras, Visual Coordinator (San Diego, CA)

Teaching/Design Experience:
Director, Vox Artium Winter Guard (2012-present)
Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets (2012 – 2016)
Gold (2011)
Academy (2007)
Colts (2004 – 2005)
Rancho Buena Vista HS (2008- present)
Mission Hills HS (2012-present)

Brad Green, Brass Arranger and Supervisor (Yorktown, VA)
BA Liberal Arts, New School University
MS Post-Secondary Education – Music Industry, Troy University

Teaching/Design Experience:
Music Composer/Arranger USAF Heritage of America Band (2017 – present)
Oregon Crusaders Brass Arranger (2015 – 2018)
Madison Scouts Brass Caption Head (2010 – 2014)
Blue Stars Brass Caption Head (2008 – 2009)
Santa Clara Vanguard Brass Staff (2006 – 2007)
Blue Knights Brass Staff (2003, Brass Caption Head 2004)
Blast! Brass Supervisor (2001 – 2003)

Ezekiel Lanser, Battery Percussion Arranger (Huntington Beach, CA)
BM, University of North Texas

Teaching/Design Experience:
Pacific Crest battery percussion arranger (2018 – Present)
Santa Clara Vanguard percussion staff (2015 – Present)
Golden Empire Music Arranger (2017 – Present)
Pulse Percussion and POW Percussion (2012 – Present)
Pacifica High School Percussion Director (2012 – 2018)
Los Alamitos High School Percussion Director (2015 – Present)

Sean Phelan, Brass Caption Head (Round Rock, TX)
BA Music Education and Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MM Conducting, Indiana University

Teaching Experience:
Associate Director of Bands, Hendrickson High School (Pflugerville, TX)
Madison Scouts Brass Staff (2013 – 2018, caption head in 2018)

Brianne Kikuchi, Percussion Co-Caption Head (Irvine, CA)
Pursuing BM at CSU Long Beach

Teaching Experience:
Pacific Crest (present)
POW Percussion (2016 – 2017)
Pulse Percussion (2018 – present)
La Quinta High School (2017 – present)
Diamond Bar High School (2018 – 2019)

Nathan Carroll, Percussion Co-Caption Head (Chino Hills, CA)

Teaching Experience:
Gold Drum & Bugle Corps (2018)
POW Percussion (2018 – present)
Chino Hills High School (2014 – present)
Gahr High School (2018 – present)

Gabe Escobedo, Color Guard Caption Head (Riverside, CA)

Teaching Experience:
The Academy (2011 – 2018, caption head 2015 – 2018)
Nogales High School
Rancho Cucamonga High School

Rudy Ruiz, Visual Caption Head (Azusa, CA)

Teaching Experience:
Pacific Crest (2012 – present, caption head since 2018)
Cavaliers Visual Staff (2013 – 2015)
La Canada High School Visual Instructor (2017 – Present)
Monrovia High School Visual Instructor (2011 – to Present)

We would also like to extend our gratitude to 2018 Brass Co-Caption Heads Luis Cardenas Casillas and Reggie Humphrey, Color Guard Caption Head Jen Barton, and Percussion Caption Head Matt Ponce, who will not be returning to Pacific Crest in 2019 but have made a lasting impact on our organization and members.

Stay tuned for additional staff announcements in the coming weeks!