Archives for December 2017

Registration Open: January Camp

If you missed the December Audition Clinic, your next opportunity is at our upcoming January Camp. A summer with Pacific Crest is an experience of a lifetime. If you’re ready to see what the next level of performance feels like, now is your chance.

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Justin Carpenter

Justin Carpenter
Tenor Instructor

Justin Carpenter was born and raised in Altadena, California, where he began his marching percussion career at age 12 at Marshall Fundamental High school. Upon graduating high school, he performed with SoCal Dream 2011, Pacific Crest 2012, Riverside Community College 2014, and Orange County Independent and Broken City Percussion 2014-2017.

During his marching career Justin was influenced by Mike Jackson, Roger Carter, Kevin Shah, Veronica Wicks, Jonathan Wicks, Suvin Varghese, and Jared Andrews.

When he is not involved in the marching arts, Justin is pursuing his undergraduate degree in Administration of Justice to land a career in Law Enforcement. He also instructs, consults and composes for high schools across southern California. He currently works at Bonita High School, Chino High school and Etiwanda High School.

Details – 2018 SoCal Auditions

Registration for the upcoming SoCal Audition Clinic remains open through Friday, December 8. If you are unable to sign up online, you may register in person at auditions. The price will be $175, payable at the registration table.

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Juan Vazcones

Juan Vazcones
Snare Instructor

JUAN VAZCONES hails from San Diego, California, and a graduate from San Diego State University, where he studied psychology.

Juan’s performance experience includes Gold Drum and Bugle Corps (2013) and the Sacramento Mandarins (2014-2015). He was also a member of POW Percussion for two seasons (2015-2015). While at SDSU he performed for the San Diego State University’s Marching Aztecs.

He taught Gold Drum and Bugle corps in the summer of 2017, and is currently on staff with POW Percussion as a snare tech.

Juan lives in San Diego, California.