2020 Auditions

Are you ready for 2020?

Now is the time to reserve your spot at an upcoming audition or clinic.


Please familiarize yourself with all the information below before making your selection.

Audition At An Upcoming Camp

Audition at one of our upcoming winter or spring camps. You can find the camp dates at our calendar. Be sure to contact us first if you’re auditioning after the January Camp. (If you’re a percussionist, you should contact us BEFORE you sign up for the January Camp.) You may send an email to info@pacific-crest.org.


December Auditions/Experience Camp

9 pm Friday, December 13, through Sunday, 6 pm December 15
Arcadia High School, 180 Campus Dr, Arcadia, CA 91006


NEW! Drum Major Auditions

Drum major candidates must be invited to audition for a 2020 drum major position. This requires a pre-screening process. If you’re interested in auditioning for a drum major spot, get started now! The deadline to register for a pre-audition is November 17, 2019.


Open House for Color Guard (FREE!)

Get a head start on December auditions.
16150 Pomona Rincon Rd, Chino Hills, CA 91709
1 pm – 5 pm


Audition Clinics for Snare and Tenors

NOTE: Enrollment limited to 30 students. Get a head start on December auditions. Three Sundays (10 am – 1 pm).
November 24, December 1, December 8  (One fee to attend all three!)
Lone Star Percussion – Fullerton, 1246 E Orangethorpe Ave, Fullerton, CA, 92831


Submit a Video Audition

Applicants who cannot audition in person may submit a video audition. Video submission fee is $100. Pacific Crest does not accept members based upon the video audition alone. If we believe you show promise, we will invite you to the next camp to complete your audition.


2020 Information

Member Guide


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Brass | Battery | Visual | Front Ensemble | Color Guard | Drum Majors

Email a Caption Head
Brass | Battery | Visual | Front Ensemble | Color Guard | Drum Majors

2020 Schedule At-a-Glance

FAQs: Camp Info, Attendance, School Conflicts →

Camp #1 (Brass & Percussion) – 9 pm Friday, January 17 to 6 pm Sunday, January 19
Camp #2 (Brass Only) – 9 am Saturday, February 22 to 6 pm Sunday, February 23
Camp #3 (Brass Only) – 9 am Saturday, March 21 to 6 pm Sunday, March 22
Camp #4 (Full Corps) – 9 pm Friday, April 24 to 6 pm Sunday, April 26
Camp #5 (Full Corps) – 9 am Saturday, May 2 to 6 pm Sunday, May 3
Camp #6 (Full Corps) – 9 am Saturday, May 16 to 6 pm Sunday, May 17
Camp #7 (Full Corps) – Memorial Weekend – 9 pm Friday, May 22 to 6 pm Monday, May 25
Camp #8 (Full Corps) – 9 am Saturday, May 30 to 6 pm Sunday, May 31
All Days* – Monday, June 1 – Friday, June 5 (1 pm – 9 pm each day)
Move In – Saturday, June 6 (2 weeks of spring training and then tour)
Return Home – Sunday, August 9**

*Pacific Crest does not provide housing or meals during All Days. Members must make their own arrangements, typically by staying with local members.

** Members must make their own flight reservations home from Indianapolis.

Program Costs

In total, you should expect the Pacific Crest experience to cost $4,300 – $4,800. In addition to tuition, other expenses include transportation to and from rehearsals, flight home from tour, tour supplies, some supplies (brass mouthpieces, costume undergarments, shoes, etc).

Within seven days of acceptance,  a nonrefundable deposit of $300 is required to secure your spot. The remainder of the full amount may be paid in installments through May (for brass and percussion) or June (for color guard). An early pay discount of $150 is available, as well.

LINK: Fees and Policies →


Connect With Us

Join the 2020 Pacific Crest Interest Group on Facebook to meet other applicants and current members of the corps.