Photos Posted: 2012 Dance Theater Concert

After nine weeks, the members of Pacific Crest Dance Theater took the stage in performance on Sunday, April 1, 2012. Read more for the rest of the story and photos from the concert. [Read more…]

Behind the Crest – Episode 2

Episode 2 of Behind the Crest – a weekly podcast offering a behind-the-scenes view of Southern California’s ONLY DCI World Class drum and bugle corps.

Series host Matt Lackey introduces Music Director and Front Ensemble Arranger Jeff Lee, Brass Arranger John Meehan, and Percussion Arranger Pete Sapadin. The music design team discusses the process of going from idea to performance. They’ll also talk about their programming goals for Pacific Crest.

Click the link below to listen now.

Subscribe to this Podcast:  RSS Feed   iTunes

Behind the Crest – Episode 1

Welcome to our first episode of Behind the Crest – a weekly podcast offering a behind-the-scenes view of Southern California’s ONLY DCI World Class drum and bugle corps.

Series host Matt Lackey introduces Program Coordinator Mark Gunderson, Jeff Lee, and Hall of Fame member Ralph Pace. The new design team discusses how they settled on The Spectrum. They’ll also talk about their programming goals for Pacific Crest.

Click the link below to listen now.

Subscribe to this Podcast:  RSS Feed   iTunes

Creative Team Announces the 2012 Program

Pacific Crest’s The Spectrum will take you on an adventure through color and personality. Every individual has many sides to who they are, and PC explores these using music and color.  What color is quirky?  What color is somber?  What color is whimsical? What color is serious?  As musical colors are explored, we find the combination creates The Spectrum of one’s complete personality. The Spectrum will provide the audience a tour through their own traits, creating a portrait of one’s true self: one’s true colors.
[Read more…]

Audition Tips: Conrad Zimmer, Tuba (2009 – 2011)

When you get in the audition room just relax. All you need to do is think positively, breathe and play the music.

Click here to read more of Conrad’s thoughts on auditions.

Creative Team Restructured; New Leadership for Percussion Program

The season ends, the members go back to their lives, and corps around the nation begin planning for the next season. This year’s "off-season" is a particularly busy one for Pacific Crest.

[Read more…]