Join the 2018 Pacific Crest

Be a part of the Pacific Crest Experience.

Reserve your spot at one of our 2018 auditions.


“The best parts of the experience were the bonds I created with new friends and the amazing staff, who taught me so much, in the span of a couple of months.” 

“Pacific Crest was one of the best experiences of my life because I was pushed to my limit, giving it all on a field with 149 brothers and sisters who care about each other.”
“I have never loved a group of people more than I do my Pacific Crest family — members, staff, volunteers, everyone.”


→ The next opportunity to audition for Pacific Crest is at an upcoming camp. You may register at For new applicants, scroll down for audition and other information.

NEW: Color Guard Audition — Duncan, South Carolina

This is a one-day satellite audition for color guard performers who live in the Southeastern US. It’s a chance to audition for Pacific Crest without making the trek to Southern California.

Saturday, May 5, 2018
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
James F. Byrnes High School, 150 E Main St, Duncan, SC 29334 | View Map →
Fee: $80 ($100 after May 3)

Register for this event

Southern California Audition Clinic (Event Ended)

This your best opportunity to demonstrate your skills, teachability, and work ethic — a full weekend with our staff, which includes rehearsals/clinics, individual audition, and capstone performance for family and friends.

Saturday, December 9 – Sunday, December 10, 2017
9 am Saturday through 6 pm Sunday
Grand Terrace High School, 21810 Main St, Grand Terrace, CA 92313 | View Map →
Fee: $150 ($175 after December 7)

Rose Parade participants: We understand you may not be able to attend the Audition Clinic due to rehearsal. You may audition at our January Camp (see below for dates). Please send us an email so we know of your interest.

SIGN UP: 2018 Audition Clinic

Additional information for Japanese applicants →


Satellite Brass Auditions

For brass players outside SoCal and who can’t make it to the Audition Clinic, there are three opportunities to audition for the 2018 Pacific Crest. These are traditional auditions, and do not include instruction; however, they may be closer to where you live.

Brass Audition – Ventura County (Event Ended)
Sunday, November 5, 2017
10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Adolfo Camarillo High School, 4660 Mission Oaks Blvd, Camarillo, CA 93012 | View Map →
Fee: $30 ($40 after November 2)

Register for this event

Brass Audition – Northern California (Event Ended)
Sunday, November 19, 2017
10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Lodi High School, 3 S Pacific Ave, Lodi, CA 95242 | View Map →
Fee: $30 ($40 after November 16)

Register for this event

Brass Audition – Northern Nevada (Event Cancelled) 
Sunday, December 3, 2017
10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Reed High School, 1350 Baring Blvd, Sparks, NV 89434 | View Map →
Fee: $30 ($40 after November 30)

Register for this event


Submit a Video Audition

Applicants who cannot audition in person may submit a video audition. Videos are accepted through December 31, unless prearranged with the caption head or Corps Manager. 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.

More Information → 


Section Information

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

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2018 Schedule At-a-Glance

FAQs: Camp Info, Attendance, School Conflicts →

Camp #1 (Brass & Percussion) – Friday Night, January 12 – Sunday, January 14
Camp #2 (Brass & Percussion) – Saturday, February 10 – Sunday, February 11
Camp #3 (Brass Only) – Saturday, March 17 – Sunday, March 18
Camp #4 – Saturday, April 28 – Sunday, April 29
Camp #5 – Saturday, May 5 – Sunday, May 6
Camp #6 – Saturday, May 19 – Sunday, May 20
Camp #7 – Memorial Weekend – Saturday, May 26 – Monday, May 28
Camp #8 – Saturday, June 2 – Sunday, June 3
TENTATIVE – All Days* – Monday, June 4 – Friday, June 8 (1 pm – 9 pm each day)
Move-In – Saturday, June 9
Return Home – Sunday, August 12

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



2018 Tuition and Fees

In total, you should expect the Pacific Crest experience to cost $3,500 – $4,000. In addition to tuition, other expenses include transportation to and from rehearsals, flight home from tour, tour supplies, etc.


Connect With Us

Join the 2018 Pacific Crest Interest Group on Facebook to meet other auditionees and current members of the corps.