EDWARD B. MARTIN joined Pacific Crest in 2010, As the organization’s Operations Manager, he’s responsible for earned income strategies, merchandise sales, our online store, marketing, volunteer coordination, and tour management.
Ed has over 25 years of experience in the travel industry, specializing in performance tours for high school, college and university bands, choirs and orchestras to destinations around the world. His first exposure to drum corps was a PBS broadcast of the 1985 DCI World Championships. For the next ten years, Ed attended the DCI World Championships as an avid drum corps fan, and he toured with with the Concord Blue Devils in 1995 as a member of their support staff.
Having sat in the stands for ten years, Ed took a bold step by co-founding the Yamato Drum and Bugle Corps in 1997. Originally founded to recruit musicians and performers in Japan to compete exclusively in the United States at DCI Open Class events, Yamato developed into a multicultural group when it began recruiting members in California and Japan. Yamato became DCI’s first International Division Champion, and earned two silver medals, two Spirit of Disney Awards and eight Finalist appearances. In 2006, Ed was voted by his peers as Division 3 Director of the Year. Ed also brought his experience with Yamato to Pacific Crest by developing a recruiting program in Japan, and acts as the corps’ liaison for its Japanese performers.