Ben Contreras Visual Coordinator BEN CONTRERAS has been involved in the Southern California Marching Band community for 28 years. He started his marching arts career in San Diego, playing trumpet and spinning as a parade drum major. He was awarded both the John Philips Sousa Award and the Semper
Gabe Escobedo Color Guard Caption Head GABE ESCOBEDO’s color guard career began in 1999 at Palmdale High School. After graduating in 2003, Gabe became an active member of the Riverside Community Colleges Marching Arts Program. While there, he performed with The RCC Marching Tigers in
Brad Green Brass Arranger and Supervisor BRAD KERR GREEN is the composer and arranger for the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band based in Langley AFB in Virginia. Outside of the USAF, his compositions and arrangements have been performed by many educational institutions and
Coming off a successful 25th Anniversary summer tour, Pacific Crest is very excited to share the first of several staff announcements for the 2019 season.
DJ Landoll Instructor DJ LANDOLL is currently serving as Assistant Band Director at Penn High School in Mishawaka, IN. Previously, he worked as a graduate assistant with the band program at James Madison University, where he earned a Master of Music in Conducting under Stephen Bolstad. His
Dan Blevins Instructor DAN BLEVINS is an educator from Columbus, OH and is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education. He marched with the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps for four years and was a member of the brass
Indigo Machado Bass Drum Instructor INDIGO MACHADO was raised in San Diego, California and has been performing a percussionist for over 10 years. An alumni of the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps, POW Percussion, and Pulse Percussion, Indigo now works with schools and music programs all around
Christian Do Sound Intern CHRISTIAN DO was raised in Fountain Valley, California. He began his marching career at La Quinta High School in Westminster, CA, and has since then taken interest in design and composition in the marching arts. Christian has performed with various Southern