Doug Thrower

photo_throwerdougDoug Thrower
Brass Arranger and Composer

DOUGLAS SCOTT THROWER is a free-lance composer/arrangeR/trumpeter from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. He has been a brass instructor for the Bluecoats since 1992 and has arranged for the corps since 1997. He has instructed and arranged for many bands and drum corps including Troopers, Dutch Boy, the Kiwanis Kavaliers and the Canadian Knights (1986 Class A World Champions). He currently composes and arranges for numerous high schools and universities. In addition to marching music he arranges for various ensembles (jazz and symphonic) and theater groups.

Doug studied with Don Johnson at Humber College in Toronto and studied jazz performance at McGill University in Montreal. He has recorded performances for the C.B.C. and can be heard on four recordings with the McGill Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Gordon Foote.

Doug with his wife Evelyn Blackwell has two daughters, Shelby and Claire.

Chris Henderson

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Drum Corps Manager

CHRIS HENDERSON has an unyielding passion for working with youth arts education and non-profits.

Chris performed with Pacific Crest from 2005-2008. After aging out, he then took up roles in Visual Instruction, Tour Management and Administrative Operations. Chris has also been a music and visual performance educator at several high schools in Southern California. Currently he works with schools in the Azusa and Torrance areas serving in roles such as visual technician, visual caption head and program coordinator. Chris also serves as a Director to the World Class SCPA/WGI Percussion ensemble Pulse Percussion.

For over a decade, Chris has worked for the Walt Disney Company in Anaheim as a confectioner and research product developer.

He was born and raised in Southern California and currently lives in Downey, CA.

Arts Education Partnership Program Funds Instructor Stipends

This past summer, Pacific Crest was awarded a grant from Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe’s Arts Education Partnership Program (AEPP). The grant supported the instruction of the 2016 Drum and Bugle Corps.

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Introducing our Newest Corporate Sponsor

We are excited to announce Obrella as Pacific Crest’s newest corporate sponsor.

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2017 Design Staff Announced

While Pacific Crest’s 2016 caption heads will be returning for 2017, fans will see new names on our roster of designers.

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Jonathan Zuniga

photo_zuingajonathan_2016-1Jonathan Zuniga
Front Ensemble & Electronics Arranger and Composer

JONATHAN ZUNIGA is an instructor and composer from Southern California, and is the Assistant Front Ensemble Arranger for Box Six.

Jonathan is currently the Front Ensemble Arranger and is on the Design Team of the 2017-2018 Pacific Crest season and is excited to join George Mason University for their 2018 season . His past instructional experience in DCI includes Academy 2011, Cadets 2012, and the Blue Stars 2013-2016

Jonathan’s performance experience includes the Arizona Academy Drum and Bugle Corps 2007, RCC Winter Drumline 2009, and the Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps 2008.

Jonathan is a member of the Vic Firth Educational team and lives in Fullerton, California. Learn more about his work at jonathanzuniga.com.