Japanese Applicants 2015

PACIFIC CREST に興味を示していだき有り難うございます。PCは数年前から日本からのメンバーを積極的に受け入れをしております。ブラス、バッテリー、フロントアンサンブル、カラーガードに興味をお持ちの皆さん、オーデションをうけてみませんか?

 二つの名高いドラムコー。最強の週末!

 2015のオーデションはSYSTEM BLUE, BLUE DEVILSとPACIFIC CRESTの合同で行われます。日にちは12月13−14日の週末、場所はDIAMOND BAR HIGH SCHOOL のキャンパス、体躯間での宿泊、食事が5回含まれます。

ブラスとバッテリーのオーデションはBLUE DEVILSとPACIFIC CREST 両方またわどちらかのコーを指定出来ます。両方のコースタッフが見守る中で演奏とマーチングを披露して頂きます。

別にPACIFIC CRESTのラーガードとフロントアンサンブルのオーデションをうけることが出来ます。

登録は次のホームペイジでお願い致します。SYSTEMBLUE.ORG

登録の際メールでオーディションで使用する楽譜を添付いたします。

質問などありましたら、EMARTIN@PACIFIC-CREST.ORG までメイルして下さい。

 PACIFIC CREST 1月オーデションŸキャンプ

 12月13−14日のキャンプに参加出来ない薔わい、1月のオーデションŸキャンプに参加できることも可能です。日にちは1月17−18日です。場所はDIAMOND BAR HIGH SCHOOL, 体躯間での宿泊、食事が5回含まれます。

キャンプの請け付けをする前にビデオ審査があります。ビデオ審査に必要になる楽譜はメイルで添付致しますので、下記のリンクに仮登録をして下さい。ビデオ審査にご合格した後キャンプの参加費用の支払い頬帆をお知らせいたします。

Online Registration (日本語)

 各セクションのオーデションに必要な内容は下記のリンクをみてくださ(英語)

オーデションビデオはYOUTUBEにアップロードしてそのリンクを EMARTIN@PACIFIC-CREST.ORGまでメイルして下さい。リンクは11月8日までにメイルして下さい。貴方のベデオはCAPTION HEADとINSTRUCTORに評価してもらい、結果をお知らせします。

キャンプ代は:

NEW MEMBER FEE U$ 50
CAMP FEE U$125
U$175

質問などありましたら、EMARTIN@PACIFIC-CREST.ORG までメイルして下さい。

The December Camps

The December camps consist of our Experience Camp and our Audition Weekend.

The first weekend is our Experience Camp where you’ll get your first experience of Pacific Crest by participating in two full days of rehearsal. Weekend two is our Audition Weekend, and a continuation of the Experience Camp. The weekend culminates with a show-and-tell performance of the exercises and music learned during the four days. The staff also begins to select the members of the corps during the Audition Weekend.

These camp days are a great opportunity to meet others who share your interest in drum corps; meet the veteran members of the corps; get to know our administrative and instructional staff; learn warm-ups, technique exercises, and even some of the show music! The format of the camps is sequential, from the first through the fourth day, so you’ll want to attend both if you can.

Where are the camps held?

Our camps from December through June take place at Diamond Bar High School, 21400 E. Pathfinder Rd., Diamond Bar, California, 91765. Click here for a map and to get driving directions.

What’s the housing and meal situation in December?

The December camps are NOT stay-over camps. They start at 9 AM and end at 6 PM each day. As for meals, the corps will serve you lunch all four days, so there’s no need to bring food or money for lunch. If you’re traveling from a distance, we encourage you to stay at one of the local Diamond Bar hotels — Holiday Inn Select, Ayres Suites, or Shilo Inn. The surrounding cities of Brea, Walnut, and Fullerton also have a quality accommodations for Saturday night.

What if I’m not sure about PC?

No worries. the December camps are a great way to challenge yourself and meet new friends who share your passion for performance excellence. In fact, we “staff up” to ensure that every performer walks away a better performer. Use these camps to check us out, and if you decide PC isn’t for you, you’ll at least have had four amazing days of instruction.

What if I’m in the Tournament of Roses Honor Band and can’t attend the December camps?

Each year we have students who can’t attend our December camps our audition weekend because of the Rose Parade Honor Band. If this is your situation, we ask that you to provide a video audition to us. Please send an email so we can give you the details about this process. You’re first camp will be our January camp.

What do I need to bring to the camps?

  • For brass and percussion:
    • Wear athletic clothes — such as shorts, track pants, light t-shirt, and closed athletic shoes. No jeans!
    • Bring a hat (to protect you from the sun) and sunglasses
    • An instrument, if possible (yours or one borrowed from your school)
    • Necessary equipment (sticks, mallets, mouthpiece, gloves, etc.)
    • 3-ring binder with 10 page protectors
  • For color guard:
    • Dance/movement shoes, outdoor shoes, dance clothing (Should be form-fitting. Black preferable)
    • Equipment (flag, saber, rifle, gloves)
  • For everyone:
    • A towel
    • Sweatshirt or jacket (the weather could get chilly)
    • Sunscreen & lip balm (do not use a petroleum-based balm)
    • Water (1/2 to 1 gallon of water)

I’m ready to register. Now what?

Click here for information about the application and audition process. You’ll also learn how to complete the online application and pay your registration and camp fees.

Training Camps – FAQ

Pacific Crest holds weekend-long rehearsal camps once per month starting in January. The frequency of these camps increases in May and June.

Where are the camps held?

Our camps from December through June take place at Diamond Bar High School, 21400 E. Pathfinder Rd., Diamond Bar, California, 91765. The school is located off the 57 Freeway at Pathfinder Road in Diamond Bar. The address is 21400 E. Pathfinder Road. Click here for a map and driving directions. Click here for a map and to get driving directions. The only exception to this may be our Memorial Weekend Camp, which typically takes place at a different site.

Where do I park?

The high school hosts Bingo in the gym on Saturday night. We strongly encourage you to have someone drop you Saturday and pick you up Sunday. If you wish to drive, you’ll want to park on Brea Canyon, the western border of the campus. You’ll then need to walk up the hill to the check-in tables.

What are the times?

The camp begins at 9 am on Saturday and ends at 6 pm on Sunday. The only exception is the Memorial Weekend camp, which starts at 8 am on Saturday and ends at 6 pm on Monday.

Where and when do we check in?

The registration tables will open at 8:00 am on Saturday morning. You will find them just east of the gym unless it’s raining. Staff will be available to guide you and answer questions. If you have registered online, plan to arrive by 8:30 am. Those who are registering that morning should plan to arrive by 8:00 am. Lines can be long.

What’s the housing and meal situation?

Lodging and meals are provided. Meals include lunch, dinner, and snack on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. Students sleep in the gym. Showers are available in the locker rooms Saturday night during and after snack.

Do I have to stay overnight?

All camp attendees are required to stay overnight — even those who live locally.

What if I can’t attend a portion or all of a camp because of a school conflict?

Although attendance is required at camps, your school music/guard program acitivities take precedence over our training camps. We want you to be successful in drum corps AND school. Most school events are posted on the district or campus schedule months in advance – sometimes up to a year. It is your responsibility to communicate any possible conflicts with the Pacific Crest administration and your Caption Head 1 – 2 months in advance. If you find that you must miss a camp, an audio/video recording may be submitted to demonstrate your progress. This will be arranged with your Caption Head.

Brass performers involved in winter percussion or winter guard: We do not permit absences due to your participation in these programs; however, if the conflicts are limited, we may be able to work with you. Please send an email to Stuart Pompel right away.

What if I have to miss a rehearsal camp for reasons that are not necessarily school related?

Those types of instances will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Regardless of the reason, if you have a camp conflict you should strive to attend as much of that camp weekend as possible. You will need to discuss the conflict with your Caption Head and the PC Administration.

What if my school year ends after All-Days start?

No worries. We have several members in this situation. An individual attendance policy will be created for you under this condition. Please know, as well, that your school administration may permit you to take your finals early and/or miss the last few days of school if they receive a letter from Pacific Crest confirming your participation.

What if I still owe money to the last corps I marched with?

You will not be permitted to participate in Pacific Crest until you have fulfilled all financial commitments to any previous drums corps you have participated in. This is a Drum Corps International policy and there are no exceptions.

What should I bring to the camps?

Everyone should bring the following items to your first Pacific Crest full weekend camp: sleeping bag, pillow, towel, toiletries, clothes you can move in (sweats, T-shirts, shorts, tennis shoes, etc.). If you’ve not pre-registered, you’ll also need a completed membership application and medical form (with the appropriate signature), your registration fee of $50 (new members only), and your camp fee of $125. Depending on your caption, you should bring the following items to camp:

  • For brass and percussion:
    • Wear athletic clothes — such as shorts, track pants, light t-shirt, and closed athletic shoes. No jeans!
    • Bring a hat (to protect you from the sun) and sunglasses
    • An instrument, if possible (yours or one borrowed from your school)
    • Necessary equipment (sticks, mallets, mouthpiece, gloves, etc.)
    • 3-ring binder with 10 page protectors
  • For color guard:
    • Dance/movement shoes, outdoor shoes, dance clothing (Should be form-fitting. Black preferable)
    • Equipment (flag, saber, rifle, gloves)
  • For everyone:
    • Long pants, sweatshirt or jacket (the weather could get chilly)
    • Sunscreen & lip balm (do not use a petroleum-based balm)
    • 1-gallon water jug. Fill it before you arrive Saturday.
    • Deodorant or antiperspirant, shampoo, soap
    • Hairbrush/comb
    • Shower shoes and towel
    • Toothbrush and toothpaste
    • Clothes to sleep in
    • Pillow, sleeping, twin-sized air mattress (optional)

We do not provide transportation to and from camps. If you have to fly in (or drive a long distance to attend these camps), check out some of the local hotels in Diamond Bar and Brea for Friday night.

Are my parents invited?

Absolutely! Parents are encouraged to attend every camp. Pacific Crest administrators and other volunteers will be in attendance at all camps to answer questions. Parents are offered the use of separate sleeping quarters in the school and there are numerous volunteer positions available for parents to fill. Bring a sleeping bag and pitch-in for the weekend!

 What if my parents would like to talk to someone about the corps?

Parents who have questions are encouraged to contact us via email at info@pacific-crest.org. They can also contact Executive Director Stuart Pompel at 714-785-9904.

How many spots are open in the corps?

There are 150 total spots open in the corps, but we also carry another 3 – 6 understudies.

Still Have a Question?If you still have a question that we haven’t answered above, please send it to us in an email and we’ll get the answer posted here.  Don’t worry about it being silly or unimportant.  If you have it, there will be others that will as-well.

 

The Season – FAQ

Pacific Crest’s season officially begins the second Saturday of June, when our All-Days commence.

In mid-June, we depart for a seven-week national tour that culminates at the Drum Corps International World Championships in Indianapolis, IN.

What if I have a family vacation or other plans for the season?

If you already have plans the summer, this is not your year for Pacific Crest. If you have a question about this, contact a Pacific Crest administrator for clarification.

What if I have to miss a rehearsal during our All-Days?

Simply stated, you may not miss any of our All-Days. There are two exceptions: (1) If you’re still in school when our All-Days begin, or (2) if you’re sick. In the first case, you might request early Final Exams from your counselor. We can provide a letter confirming your participation in Pacific Crest.  In the second, you must contact a PC administrator and Caption Head to let them know you’re too sick to attend rehearsal.

Where do we rehearse during All-Days?

This year, we will rehearse at Diamond Bar High School

Does PC provide housing during the All-Days?

Pacific Crest does NOT provide housing and we do NOT provide meals during the All-Days. If you live more than 30 – 40 minutes from the Diamond Bar area, we strongly urge you to participate in our Summer Housing Program. Send an email to Executive Director Stuart Pompel for more information.

NOTE: Pacific Crest does not initiate housing requests on behalf of members, nor do we provide transportation to/from your housing site and rehearsals.

What if I have to quit?

If you find that PC is not for you, after all, you’ll need to request a Member Withdrawal Form from Executive Director Stuart Pompel and return the completed form to Pacific Crest. This is the only way to officially withdraw and cancel your Member Contract. Please note, however, that you are not necessarily entitled to a full refund of tuition. Whether or not tuition will be refunded depends upon the date of your withdrawal. See your Member Agreement for details. Please note that after May 1 (brass/percussion) or June 1 (color guard) there are no tuition refunds. If you quit that late, you’ll owe the full amount of tuition.

My parents know nothing about drum corps. Where can they learn?

If Pacific Crest and the drum corps activity are new to you, we encourage you to learn more about the activity by clicking this link on the Drum Corps Intenrational (DCI) Web site.

Still Have a Question?If you still have a question that we haven’t answered above, please send it to us in an email and we’ll get the answer posted here.  Don’t worry about it being ‘silly’ or un-important.  If you have it, there will be others that will as-well.

 

Tuition and Fees

“What does it all cost?” is the most often asked question.

Registration Fee

If you’ve not marched a season with Pacific Crest, your first camp fee must be accompanied a non-refundable registration fee of $79.

December Camp Fees

The fee for each weekend in December is $50.

NOTE: Our December camps are NOT stay-overs; however, we WILL serve lunch each day. If you’re coming in from out of town, there are  number of local hotels with reasonable rates where you can stay. The fees cover facilities, instruction, and lunch.

Tuition

Tuition covers design and instruction; transportation and housing during tours; rehearsal facilities; housing sites and meals when provided; use of instruments, uniform and equipment.

NEW: A flight home from tour is NOT included in the price of tuition.

The tuition for 2013 will be set in December, but count on it being $2,500 – $2,600. Once accepted into the corps, a first payment of $600 will secure your spot. After that you make monthly payments. If you pay in full early (March camp for brass and percussion; May camp for color guard), you’ll receive a $200 early pay discount. Veteran members will receive a $100 discount for each season they’ve completed with Pacific Crest.

How do I Get Home from Indianapolis?

You have two options:

1. Arrange a flight on your own that departs the Sunday after Drum Corps International Finals

2. Purchase a ticket on the Pacific Crest group flight into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The organization will charge a $25 processing fee for this option, and there are no options for other airports.

Do I have to pay camp fees in the winter and spring?

During your audition period, camp fees are $50 per camp, starting in December. If you’re accepted in December, you’ll start paying tuition in January; otherwise, you’ll continue to pay camp fees through the winter. Once offered a spot, camp fees paid after December will be credited as tuition.

But what’s the total cost?

In total, you should expect the entire Pacific Crest experience to cost $2,500 – $3,500. The total depends upon the number of years you’ve been with us and other costs, e.g. rehearsal clothes, sunscreen, transportation costs, mouthpiece, sticks/mallets, uniform accessories (plume, compression t-shirts, shoes). Of course, if you’re out of state or international, your transportation costs will be higher.