Winter Guard’s Combined Destiny

By Desiree Leong, Managing Editor A shorter show. Indoors. Performing without the band. The transition from fall to winter is what happens every year after Thanksgiving break for Kennedy’s award-winning color guard. Following their last competition with the band, Kennedy’s guard now has a shorter show compared to the normal eight to ten-minute performance. This season, there is no longer A Guard and B Guard, … Continue reading Winter Guard’s Combined Destiny

The Trip to Fame: Kennedy Marching Band Set To Go To D.C.

by Saeri Plagmann,  Features Editor The marching band at John F Kennedy High School has been nominated by Congresswoman Doris Matsui’s Office to play in the National Memorial Day Parade on May 28, 2018, in Washington D.C., where they will have the honor to represent the State of California. Kennedy is currently one of the few schools in the area to have a marching band … Continue reading The Trip to Fame: Kennedy Marching Band Set To Go To D.C.

Flags and Rifles and Sabres, Oh My!

By Desiree Leong, Clarion Staff Bright colors flashing through the air and graceful dancers crossing the football field along with the upbeat and constant tempo of the band: this is color guard. The spinning flags, rifles, and sabres accompany the band at Kennedy as the visual aspect of the performance. This year, color guard is led by two captains, seniors Megan Chan and Destinee Thrasher, … Continue reading Flags and Rifles and Sabres, Oh My!

The Clarion Wayback Machine: 40 years ago

Published in the Kennedy Clarion, November 7, 1975 Band-Aids planned (actual headline) Kennedy student government approved two fundraising events for the Kennedy Marching Band and Color Guard. Besides performing before school and sections of the band performing during the day on the Quad where they sold buttons, patches and hats; the band also held a one-time event called “Carna-Gram Day” where students sent carnations with … Continue reading The Clarion Wayback Machine: 40 years ago