“A Moment Captured” at the Championships

Ely Bustos, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017

All high school bands from all around Southern California come to and fro to play and perform at the California Band State Championships. It varies from different pieces of music, along with performances from color guard, where they are highly judged starting from visual, how well their marching and ste...

Finding Their Wave

Finding Their Wave

Ashley Ramynke, Feature Editor

December 16, 2016

Frontline: What's the name of the band and who are the members? Revelstoke Sanz: We're still deciding on a band name, even though we've come up with several (i.e. Bone Box Booby Trap, PortaParty & Hot Chicken). We just can't decide yet. Though the members are Caleb Vanderwall on the guitar, George M...

A Recap of El Modena’s Spring Concert

Mr. Glahn directs the String Orchestra during the 2016 Spring Concert

Sarah Davenport, Staff Writer

May 26, 2016

Tonight, May 26, 2016, the El Modena Instrumental Music Department hosted their final concert of the year in the school cafeteria. For seniors, it was their last concert playing with their fellow high school colleagues. The Jazz Ensemble started off the night by playing themes from different films...

Meteors Hit El Modena

The students listen closely as Coach D. introduces the clubs.

Francesca Sarmiento, Staff Writer

February 10, 2016

In keeping with Vanguard tradition, El Modena High School students and staff extended a warm welcome to our visitors, the eighth graders from McPherson Magnet School, on campus today, February 10th. The excitement was palpable, mixed with some anxiety, and genuine curiosity. To insure a good time for a...

Julie Hernandez the Majestic Musician

Senior Julie Hernandez

Sabrina McDaniel, Photographer

November 19, 2015

Frontline : What instrument do you play and why? Julie Hernandez : I play the alto saxophone and I play it for it's unique sound. FL : When did you start playing the alto saxophone? JH : I've been playing it since my freshman year and have loved it ever since. FL : How long are your band prac...

A Step in the Right Direction

The Drum Majors, Drum Captain, and Color Guard Captains exit the field, linking arms.

Christina Davenport, Media & Arts Editor

November 12, 2015

 In 2014, the El Modena Marching Band and Color Guard hosted the first SCJA preliminary competition at Fred Kelly, which not only brought in funds for the band, but also connected El Mo with many other schools. Also, those who volunteered to help for the all day event received service hours for their ...

A Star On and Off the Stage

The beautiful and talented Brooklyn Peters poses for a shot

Alexandra Christensen, Staff Writer

October 27, 2015

Frontline -"Last year, you went above and beyond, taking in an exchange student into your home. What are you doing now outside of school within activities and at home?" Brooklyn Peters- "I mean family is kind of different now that Marta is gone, I really miss her. So I don't get to go places with ...

Band is Coming to Wonderland

Band and color guard pose in front of the El Modena stage

Celia Janes, Op/Ed Editor

October 7, 2015

  Every year, Vanguards anticipate the homecoming game, not just for the sports, but for the whole experience.  And a large part of that experience is the performances.   El Modena’s very own band and color guard perform at every homecoming football game, and 2015 is not an exception.  T...

It’s Time to Come Home

The nominees for homecoming king and queen on the football field along with the marching band

Alexandra Christensen, Staff Writer

October 7, 2015

High schools and colleges have many traditions that the student body participates in. Homecoming is celebrated throughout the majority of education systems in the United States. The celebration is held during the fall in between late September and early October. It still is a tradition of welcoming ba...

Encounter This New Sound

Megan Cox, Front Editor

April 15, 2015

   Four El Modena students have come together to create Encounter, a funky band with its own unique alternative rock sound and lots of character. Seniors Evan Beach, Paul Michaelis, and Chase Pike joined junior Michael Hill in early December of 2014 to create Michael and the Droids, which was eventua...

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