Dakota Chavez

Dakota Chavez
Drum Major Camp Manager/Clinician

DAKOTA CHAVEZ began his drum corps career with Pacific Crest as a baritone player in 2009 and 2010. He returned to Pacific Crest in 2014 as an assistant drum major and was head drum major during his age out season in 2015.

Dakota graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2015 with a degree in Business Economics and a minor in International Relations. Since graduation, he has taught visual at Etiwanda High School and previously worked on the administrative teams for Pacific Crest and Pulse Percussion.

Dakota currently resides in Chicago, Illinois, and works in development with the Sigma Chi Foundation.

Marianna Barclay

Marianna Barclay
Color Guard Instructor

Marianna Barclay was born in Florida but like a true nomad, hasn’t lived in any state for too long. She currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, but will be relocating this summer to the colorful state of Colorado.

She will finish her Master’s degree in Secondary Education in May 2018, and move into a classroom full-time in the fall. In her free time she loves hiking, hanging with her boys (two chocolate labs), exploring new cities, and being around loved ones.

Marianna began her color guard career in Alabama at Spain Park High School. After four seasons there, she marched with The University of Alabama Million Dollar Band and Alta Marea Winter Guard. In 2011 she performed with the Phantom Regiment, and in 2014 she took the floor with Paramount Winter Guard.

Marianna has had the opportunity to work with a range of color guard groups, including Hoover High School (Alabama), Amor Winterguard Independent A (Alabama), Kell High School (Georgia), Ola High School (Georgia), and Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps.

Registration Open: February Camp

A few positions with the 2018 Pacific Crest may still be available.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2017

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Registration Open: January Camp

If you missed the December Audition Clinic, your next opportunity is at our upcoming January Camp. A summer with Pacific Crest is an experience of a lifetime. If you’re ready to see what the next level of performance feels like, now is your chance.

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Justin Carpenter

Justin Carpenter
Tenor Instructor

Justin Carpenter was born and raised in Altadena, California, where he began his marching percussion career at age 12 at Marshall Fundamental High school. Upon graduating high school, he performed with SoCal Dream 2011, Pacific Crest 2012, Riverside Community College 2014, and Orange County Independent and Broken City Percussion 2014-2017.

During his marching career Justin was influenced by Mike Jackson, Roger Carter, Kevin Shah, Veronica Wicks, Jonathan Wicks, Suvin Varghese, and Jared Andrews.

When he is not involved in the marching arts, Justin is pursuing his undergraduate degree in Administration of Justice to land a career in Law Enforcement. He also instructs, consults and composes for high schools across southern California. He currently works at Bonita High School, Chino High school and Etiwanda High School.