Robin Truong is a Southern California gal with roots in the PNW. Her love for the marching arts ignited at Aliso Niguel High School where she performed on baritone and cymbals. She found her first home at Pacific Crest in 2013 and marched there for five years, serving as the euphonium section leader and horn sergeant in 2016 and 2017. Robin finished her drum corps career with the Blue Devils in 2019.
Robin’s passion for action shots was largely focused on the winter drumline scene — shooting her friends and idols at SCPA and WGI shows since 2012 — but she started marching in WGI as an inaugural member of Orange County Independent Winds in 2015 (flute). She went on to perform with Dark Sky Percussion in their first visual ensemble in 2018. Then, she concluded her marching career with the RCC Indoor Percussion 2019 and 2020 vis line.
Robin has been involved with various high school programs throughout Southern California as a visual tech/choreographer (and a brief stint as a flute coach). She taught several San Diego schools while earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature and Writing from UC San Diego, and continued to spread her marching knowledge through the greater Orange County area after moving back. She currently works as a personal/executive assistant in Laguna Beach, but has returned to the marching arts as a visual instructor for Dark Sky Percussion’s 2022 season. Robin is also coming back to El Dorado High School to teach their marching band in the fall.
The budding freelance photographer made her way into the local music scene documenting concerts and open mics, where she met Frosty and joined the 5000’s as their flautist. She performs with the band, but is rarely caught at any event without her camera.
This is her first year officially on a media team, and she could not be more excited to document this next chapter of the Santa Clara Vanguard legacy.