Justin Page

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Front Ensemble Intern

JUSTIN PAGE marched four seasons at Pacific Crest from 2015-2018. His other marching experience includes Watchmen in 2014, and Dark Sky percussion from 2016-2018.

Currently, Justin attends Riverside City College with hopes to get his RN and become a nurse. He works for UPS, and also currently teaches at West Valley High School and Rancho Verde High School.

David Ramirez

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Snare Instructor

Based in Temecula, California, DAVID RAMIREZ is Battery Instructor at Great Oak High School, Vail Ranch Middle School, and Carlsbad High School. He also coordinates the percussion program at Fallbrook Union High School, and has previously spent time teaching at Chaparral High School.

David’s performance experience includes Pacific Crest (2014-2015), POW Percussion (2015-2016), Blue Stars (2017-2018), and Pulse Percussion (2017 – 2019).

David is currently working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science while attending MiraCosta College in Oceanside, California.

2019 Pacific Crest Brass Staff Announced

Following the announcement last month of our 2019 lead staff, Pacific Crest is excited to officially welcome our 2019 brass instructional staff.

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Anastasia Canfield

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Instructor

ANASTASIA CANFIELD originally hails from Texas, but has found a new home in Colorado since 2013. She is overwhelmingly grateful to be returning to the Pacific Crest staff for the 2019 season after a brief hiatus. Anastasia has overseen operations for the Pride of Windsor Marching Band in Windsor, CO during the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years as the ensemble’s Assistant Marching Band Director while also maintaining a private music studio providing instruction on piano, French horn, guitar, percussion, and conducting.

Anastasia earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music degree in 2013 from Texas Woman’s University and her Master of Music degree with a specialty in Neurologic Music Therapy in 2016 from Colorado State University. Her primary instruments are piano and French horn. During her drum corps years, Anastasia marched with Crossmen in 2009 and 2010, followed by Boston Crusaders in 2011 and 2012, where she aged out. She now works full-time as a board-certified music therapist and registered psychotherapist in the state of Colorado for two agencies, Rocky Mountain Music Therapy and the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan.

In her [not so] free time, Anastasia enjoys writing and performing original music under the stage name “Anastasia Rose Music,” speaking at music therapy conferences about a number of topics (including but not limited to cultural competence, the “Impostor Syndrome,” and the neurobiology and neurochemistry of music), and, lastly, hiking or otherwise spending time in the gorgeous Rocky Mountains.

Melissa Primavera

Photo_Melissa-PrimaveraMelissa Primavera
Instructor

MELISSA PRIMAVERA is the Assistant Band Director at Manor New Technology Middle School in Manor, TX. She has 10 years of teaching experience in public schools ranging from individual music lessons, coaching chamber groups, instructing pep bands, marching bands, and drum and bugle corps.

Melissa was a member of the Blue Knights and has worked with the Blue Stars, Oregon Crusaders, and Battalion. As a performer, Melissa traveled with Ivanhoe Brass, toured with Min-On’s- Odyssey, and the Tony and Emmy Award winning broadway show Blast!

Stuart Pompel Accepts Position as Pacific Crest’s First CEO

Pacific Crest is excited to announce that for the first time in its 25 year history, the organization will employ a full-time CEO to oversee the corps’ longterm growth. Moving into the position is Executive Director Stuart Pompel.

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