Performer Profile: Solana Blantz

Solana Blantz performed on mellophone with Pacific Crest in 2013 and 2014.

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Performer Profile: Victor Tran

Victor Tran performed in the baritone section with Pacific Crest in 2011, 2013, and 2014.

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Performer Profile: Michelle Ignacio

Michelle Ignacio spent her first and final year of drum corps with Pacific Crest in 2014. She performed in the color guard.

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Performer Profile: Francis Sefton

Francis Sefton is in his fifth season with Pacific Crest. He serves as the contra section leader.

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Why I Give: Carla Gossell

Photo_GossellCarlaCarla Gossell has been donating to Pacific Crest since 2007, but has been following drum corps for 40 years.

“I’m always telling others about this wonderful activity that helps young people excel musically and personally. When I donate, I feel a sense of pride that I’m helping the corps accomplish its goals.”

The biggest impression we made on her? The day in Rome, New York, when members of the brass section played the Ave Maria (PC’s corps song) for an elderly resident near the stadium. “I was in tears,” says Gossell.

“Don’t even think twice about donating. Compared to the long hours and work the members put into this, it’s the least we can do.”

For more information about the Tour Fund or other ways to support Pacific Crest, click here.

Why I Give: Warren and Deborah Karr

Photo_KarrsWarren and Deborah Karr have made annual contributions to the Pacific Crest Tour Fund since 2000.   Their involvement with the corps began the prior summer when their daughter, Jordan, decided to march.  The couple’s first impression of the corps was at Sneak Preview.  “We were swept away,” said Warren.  “The corps looked and sounded fantastic.”

“Our donation makes us, in a small way, part of the organization.  It makes us supporters rather than just fans of PC.”

The Karrs believe that performance excellence is essential to Pacific Crest’s success as the top corps in Southern California. They understand that quality teaching and design costs money, and their generous gifts support that.

“Drum corps is a wonderful avenue for performers and family members to share an outstanding experience.”

For more information about the Tour Fund or other ways to support Pacific Crest, click here.