Corps at the Crest Moves to Rose Bowl Stadium for 2015!

Yes, it’s true. Corps at the Crest – Los Angeles, Southern California’s largest Drum Corps International event, is moving to the Rose Bowl on Saturday, June 27, 2015

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Mariah Hemminger

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Color Guard Instructor

MARIAH HEMMINGER is from Los Gatos, California. She is pursuing her BS in Psychology at Saint Mary’s College of California.

Mariah found a passion for the color guard activity in high school, and has continued ever since. She performed with Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets (2009-2010) and Santa Clara Vanguard (2011-2013). She also performed two winter seasons, one with Imbue (2011), and one with Santa Clara Vanguard (2013).

She has taught Leigh High School’s color guard for two years.

Listening to This Music Will Change Your Day

Wondering about Pacific Crest’s 2015 production? We are not yet ready to announce the details, but today we release one of the show’s musical arrangements.

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Meet the 2015 Front Ensemble Staff

With some recent changes and hires, Pacific Crest is excited to announce its front ensemble staff for 2015!

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Lauren Hutson

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Front Ensemble Instructor

LAUREN HUTSON is a percussion instructor based in Moreno Valley, California. She currently attends Riverside City College and will be transferring in the fall of 2015 to pursue a double major in Percussion Performance and Environmental Science.

Lauren is the front ensemble coordinator at Rancho Verde HS, and instructor at Chino HS, Woodcrest JHS, Martin Luther King HS, Elan Percussion and Riverside City College Marching Band.

Her performance experiences include RCC Indoor Percussion, Blue Devils, Pacific Crest, Riverside City College Marching Band, and Yamato.

Brian Dinkel

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Electronics Designer

For over 12 years, Brian has been in demand as a performer, teacher, composer and arranger in the Southern California area. In that time, he has performed with internationally renowned artists such as Peter Erskine, Alex Acuna, Tom Scott and the late Ed Shaughnessy. In addition, Brian has had the privilege of teaching and designing for some of the most highly decorated programs in the world.

Since 2004, Brian has been teaching at Riverside City College – currently working as the Front Ensemble Caption Head/Arranger for the world famous RCC Marching Tigers, as well as serving as a Front Ensemble Instructor for 4-time WGI Gold medalist, RCC Indoor Percussion. Since 2010, he has been a Front Ensemble Instructor with the 16-time DCI World Champions, the Concord Blue Devils, and has been the Front Ensemble Arranger for Blue Devils “B” since 2011.

Brian attended California State University, Northridge, where he studied with John Magnussen, Karen Ervin-Pershing, and Jerry Steinholtz. Brian currently resides in Mission Viejo, California, where he is currently working as the Director of Percussion for Woodbridge High School, as well as Caption Head/Arranger for Fountain Valley and Chino High Schools.

Brian is a member of the Percussive Arts Society,