Victor Tran performed in the baritone section with Pacific Crest in 2011, 2013, and 2014.
Tell us about your background and family.
My hometown is Anaheim. I was born in Fountain Valley, California. I have a younger brother, Casey.
What brought you to Pacific Crest?
A friend of mine marched Pacific Crest in 2010, and he convinced me to attend the audition camp. I also learned about Pacific Crest through a flyer that my band director posted. I was drawn the corps’ high level of excellence.
How did the Pacific Crest experience impact your life?
Performing with Pacific Crest improved my discipline, affected my life principles, and increased my confidence. My life has changed dramatically. I have been able to befriend, perform, and learn alongside some of the greatest people I have ever met. Performing at shows was the true payoff for the hardcore rehearsals.
Who supported you in your decision to perform here?
My best friend of more than seven years convinced me to stay in the music program after middle school. At first, I thought band was lame, but experiences from then to today prove that I was terribly wrong. Music is now my life, and I’m proud of it! My mother has been an inspiration. She is the primary reason I was able to march drum corps, and I am grateful to her.
Is there something you’d like others to know about Pacific Crest?
Pacific Crest is a great challenge that will positively affect your life. Sure, there will be ups and downs, but speaking from experience, the ups overwhelmingly outweigh the downs. The vibe at Pacific Crest is so supportive and something you should not take for granted. Just soak yourself in it. Plus, the staff is incredible, and the food is great!