The 2014 marching season ended with the band and color guard being awarded the Bronze Medal in division 4A SCSBOA Field Championships. Some of the other of the other highlights included the following. The final score of the season was an 88.2 - the highest score in Warren history! (2013 87.5 previous record) Color Guard finished in 2nd place with an 86.5. Percussion finished in 2nd with a 96!!! WOW - highest percussion score in Warren history! This year the Warren band and color guard finished in first place (4A division) at all tournaments entered. At championships there were 11 other talented, oustanding and competitive bands in 4A championships and to place in the top three among them is an honor. Congrats to all the other ensembles on a wonderful season - especially Hart and West Ranch who were awarded the Gold and Silver medals in our division.
Not only did Warren compete, but Warren parents, friends, family, alumni etc. volunteered all day hosting this prestigious event on the Warren campus. It was a long day with many hours of effort put in by many individuals. Thank you barely expresses the gratitude to all these inviduals. Without the steadfast effort and vision of the following people, this event would have never got off the ground for us: Mercy White, Marcie Byard, Rose Lopez, George/Carmen Plascencia, Karen/Terry Montgomery, Steve Ned, Gina Cisneros, Jennifer Donaldson and Mike, Adriana Ortiz, Norma Marroquin, (more names coming).
Now that the field season has ended (so have Tuesday and Thursday evening practices!) what is next. Don't forget the Warren band and color guard is a year long commitment...there is still many wonderful events, performances and events to come. Mr. Niemeyer handed out a calendar for December and January last week - did you get one? If not, visit our calendar page.
Monday December 1st 7am - Jazz II Begins!!!
Tuesday December 2nd 3-5pm Parade Rehearsal
Thursday December 4th 3-5pm Parade Rehearsal
Friday December 5th 6-9pm Holiday Party (cafeteria)
Sunday December 7th 12-3pm Downey Holiday Lane Parade (all marching band/color gaurd students)
Tuesday December 9th 7pm Booster Meeting
Friday December 12th 5-8pm Holiday Caroling
Saturday Decemeber 13th 5-8pm Holiday Caroling
Wednesday December 17th 7pm Winter Concert @ Downey Theatre (students call time 4:30pm)
Friday December 19th Holiday Caroling 5-8pm
Saturday December 20th Holiday Caroling 5-8pm
SUNDAY December 7th
The band and color guard perform in this parade every year! See itinerary for more information (coming soon)
Friday January 23 -
Friday January 30 - Disneyland as a West Downey District Band!
The Warren Band & Color Guard has received the honor and privilege of performing at Disneyland twice. More info to come soon!
(4 free tickets for every family that successfully completed the first 4 fundraisers this year!)
Holiday Caroling is our 5th fundraiser of the year.
Students are in groups of 3-4 musicians and go door to door in the city of downey spreading holiday cheer with their instruments! Students go out all 4 nights. We need parents to commit to 1 night of driving!
**5-8pm each night**
Friday December 12th
Saturday December 13th
Friday December 17th
Saturday December 20th
Items necessary to run the program that we need to replace often.
- 9V batteries
- AA batteries
- AAA batteries
- Bright Colored Paper
(plain white not needed)
- Lamination Pouches (letter size - 3or5mil)
- Toner for Canon Image Class printer/copier #105
- Toner for Brother copier
- Epson 676XL Pro ink black, cyan, magenta, Yellow.
It's time to order concert attire! Ladies purchase a formal dress and earrings through the band boosters. Young men purchase or rent their own tuxedo. A letter was sent home regarding this last week. See the letter below!
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The Warren band and color guard is part of the visual and performing arts department at Warren High School in Downey California. Earl Warren High School opened it's doors in 1955 becoming the second high school in the Downey Unified School District. Approximately 3,800 students attend WHS in grades 9-12. There are 200 students enrolled in instrumental music classes this school year. The instrumental music department is supported by the West and Griffiths Middle School music programs.
Students have the opportunity to excel in instrumental music at Warren:
Comitted, Dedicated, Passionate, United, Family - We are Warren!
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