Joey's family knows Joey the most personally but the reason to all of the members has never been to clear other that his love for the shade of a bright color.
“The color isn't really a big factor, it’s just sustaining [the clothing choice] throughout all three years that is interesting to me,” Joey said.
Along with committing to wear orange everyday, Joey is also a dedicated musician who spends almost 30 hours a week practicing the flute, piano and piccolo, according to John O’Neill, Joey's father. This averages to four hours per weekday and 10 hours on the weekend playing.
“The main thing I’m doing outside of school is music most of the time; I play the flute at the symphonic band. I also study at the San Francisco Conservatory pre-college level and Marin Symphony Orchestra,” Joey said.
Joey was inspired to learn how to play the flute, the piano and the piccolo because of the emotion that it evokes out of him.
“Music is the way that he expresses his emotions. So many people have said Joey isn’t the most expressive person—when he talks to you it's usually pretty short and monotone, but when you watch him play the flute, it's amazing to see a completely different person because there is so much feeling in what he plays,” Jack said.
Joey expresses his emotions both in the music that he plays and in the clothes that he wears. He began learning how to play the flute in fifth grade, and since then he has become a talented multi-instrumentalist. When Joey performs he always wears some sort of orange clothing, such as his orange tie.