Dustin Bays

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Tuba Technician

DUSTIN BAYS is in his final year of study at Anderson University in South Carolina. He performed on tuba with Carolina Crown from 2007-2011, and was the low brass intern for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. He currently works with Palmetto High School Marching Band in Williamston, SC, and is a freelance musician, instructor, and drill designer in the state’s upstate region. Dustin is excited to join the Pacific Crest team and continue upon the success that has been established.


Anastasia Even

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Mellophone Intern

ANASTASIA EVEN hails from the great state of Texas, but has recently found a new home in Colorado. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from Texas Woman’s University with her recognized instruments as piano and horn. She is now pursuing her Master of Music degree in Music Therapy at Colorado State University.

During her undergraduate years, Anastasia was a member of the University of North Texas Green Brigade Marching Band and had the privilege of being a member of two fine drum corps – Crossmen (2009, 2010) and Boston Crusaders (2011, 2012) where she aged out in 2012 on mellophone.

Anastasia has taught private horn lessons at several school districts in north Texas. She has also provided instruction as a music and visual tech at Melissa, Leonard, and Princeton High Schools’ marching bands. While teaching horn and marching band, Anastasia was the volunteer piano instructor at the Denton Juvenile Detention Center in Denton, Texas.

Anastasia and her husband, Rob, live in Fort Collins, Colorado where she is actively involved in CSU’s marching band and the elite, audition-only pep ensemble, Presidential Pep Band. After earning her Master of Music, she plans to continue onto a second Master’s degree in Music Education or a Doctoral Degree in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University.

Eric Hemingway

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Trumpet Technician

ERIC HEMINGWAY has been involved with Pacific Crest for several years, starting as a member in 2005.  In 2011, Eric joined the brass staff where he has since served as trumpet technician.

Residing in Southern Orange County, Eric gigs frequently and teaches at a number of schools in Southern California. He is currently a student in the fine arts program at California State University at Fullerton.

Todd Ryan

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Visual Consultant

TODD RYAN began marching with the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps in 1975 before becoming an instructor in 1982. Todd taught Les Eclipses and the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps until 1989 when he became the Show designer and Visual Caption Head for the Star of Indiana Drum and Bugle Corps, a position he held until joining The Blue Devils in 1994. Todd consults, writes and judges for various marching bands around the United States and is currently teaching and writing for Japanese drum and bugle corps.

Todd was elected into the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame in 2012, recognized and revered as one of the finest marching and visual teachers in the activity.


Leon May

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Visual Design Consultant

LEON MAY is a sought-after designer in the marching arts, having designed drill and instructed marching bands, drum corps, winter guards, and winter percussion ensembles for over 20 years. His high school programs have included many of the top bands at Bands of America, such as Center Grove (IN), Ayala (CA), Lake Central (IN), LD Bell (TX), Lafayette (LA), Broken Arrow (OK) and the 2008 BOA Grand National Champion, Avon (IN).

After performing with the Garfield Cadets, he continued on staff with the organization for seven years — five as visual instructor and two as caption head. The corps won the DCI award for high visual during one of those years (1996).

Mr. May has designed the drill for Crossmen,  Phantom Regiment, and The Spirit of Atlanta (formerly Spirit of JSU), and is currently the drill designer for the DCI 2013 World Champion, Carolina Crown from Ft. Mill, South Carolina. The 2014 season will be Leon’s 12th year as the corps’ drill designer.

Leon is a graduate of Indiana University and has Bachelor’s degree in Economics.  He currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife Beth.

Brandon Wickham

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Visual Instructor

BRANDON WICKHAM currently resides in Southern California and works as a marketing manager for a local green energy company.

Brandon began his drum corps career in 2004 as a member of the Vanguard Cadets, and became a marching member of the World Champion Concord Blue Devils in 2005. Since aging out in 2008, Brandon has taught high school music programs throughout Southern California and is currently the visual caption head for the Ayala High School Marching Band (Chino Hills, CA).

Throughout his musical tenure, Brandon has had the opportunity to work with several very talented individuals, and he is extremely excited to continue his teaching career with the Pacific Crest this summer.