John Mark Carney

Profile Updated: March 31, 2019
Class Year: 1971
Spouse/Partner: Jana Carney
Occupation: Retired
Children: Janelle Verhoeven-Married with three kids.
Jason Carney-Married with two kids.
About me/us (Hobbies, interests, life philosophy, etc.) :

Retired from Allstate after 34 years in the claim department. Currently working as a substitute aid for the Claremont Unified School District. My wife is a special Education Teacher at Danbury. I enjoy riding my mountain bike up in the Claremont Hills about 40-50 miles a week, Camping, and still enjoy playing the drums. I play in the Orchestra and Worship Team at Purpose Church in Pomona. I also play in a small swing band called Swing Shift that plays for special events. During the month of September 2016, our band Played for the Village of Claremont Wine Walk at the packing house plaza.

Update-since this post my wife has retired and we are spending a lot of time with our 5 grandkids. Camping and still playing the drums We have two gigs lined up with the city of Claremont for their Friday Nite live events during the summer. Bought a Trek Mt. E Bike. Really enjoy exploring all of the hills above Claremont as well as Chino Hills State Park. God has been good to us.

Who else in your family is a CHS Alum?

Both my son and daughter are Claremont High Graduates. My two brothers and sister also graduated from Claremont High.

Favorite School Story:

During a band practice for a half time show three of us were goofing around. Rowland Withrow took the American flag from the band room, put it down his pant leg to conceal it. Another person had a wooden flute and I was carrying a marching drum. During a section of a patriotic song that we were rehearsing the three of us broke formation and began marching up the middle of the field as a joke. We looked like the three wounded soldiers that you see in an old civil war picture. The band director actually liked our little skit and we added it into the overall show at our next football home game field show.

What teacher inspired you the most & how has it affected your life?

Larry Pitcher. He was a good band director with a lot of energy. He built the music program up from a small unit to over a hundred people performing. He was able to have the jazz band perform with other great musicians such as Frank Rosalino, Bobby Brant and Doc Severenson from the tonight show.

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