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.