Vince Underwood

Photo_UnderwoodVinceVince Underwood
Tuba Instructor

VINCE UNDERWOOD is a brass and visual instructor, drill writer, and music arranger from California’s central valley with over a decade’s worth of experience in the marching arts.

Vince began his drum corps career as a charter member of Fever Drum and Bugle Corps, and eventually went on to teach for the corps in 2006. He taught brass for the the Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps in 2008 and became their Assistant Brass Caption Head in 2009.

Vince has worked at a number of high schools as a caption head, brass instructor and visual instructor, including Beyer, Live Oak, Los Gatos, and Monte Vista. He also served as the Director and Caption Head of Precision Percussion in 2011.

As a drill designer and music arranger, he has written for numerous marching bands and winter percussion ensembles, including Beyer, Benecia, Los Banos, Live Oak, and others. He is currently the drill designer and caption head for the WGI Independent ensemble Impact Winter Percussion.

In 2010 Vince was the designer for the WGI World Championship Finalist and WGI A Class Fan Favorite Award winning Los Banos High School.

Vince currently resides in Modesto, California, working as a graphic novelist and cartoonist when not teaching and designing for marching ensembles.

School Outreach Program

Attending a drum corps show can be unaffordable to high school students. To provide a more affordable option, Pacific Crest’s School Outreach Program offers free and discounted tickets to school groups that attend Corps at the Crest.

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Corps at the Crest Moves to Rose Bowl Stadium for 2015!

Yes, it’s true. Corps at the Crest – Los Angeles, Southern California’s largest Drum Corps International event, is moving to the Rose Bowl on Saturday, June 27, 2015

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Mariah Hemminger

Photo_HemmingerMariahMariah Hemminger
Color Guard Instructor

MARIAH HEMMINGER is from Los Gatos, California. She is pursuing her BS in Psychology at Saint Mary’s College of California.

Mariah found a passion for the color guard activity in high school, and has continued ever since. She performed with Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets (2009-2010) and Santa Clara Vanguard (2011-2013). She also performed two winter seasons, one with Imbue (2011), and one with Santa Clara Vanguard (2013).

She has taught Leigh High School’s color guard for two years.

Listening to This Music Will Change Your Day

Wondering about Pacific Crest’s 2015 production? We are not yet ready to announce the details, but today we release one of the show’s musical arrangements.

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Meet the 2015 Front Ensemble Staff

With some recent changes and hires, Pacific Crest is excited to announce its front ensemble staff for 2015!

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