This summer the Warren band and color guard practiced nearly 135 hours! That amount of rehearsal wouldn't have been successful without the support of volunteers and parents! Thank you to the many parents who took time off to or gave up their personal time to coordinate meals, purchase food, serve food, set up, clean up, donate drinks, food, snacks and cooking equipment. With your support the students were well fed and stayed focused during long rehearsal blocks. Along with feeding the bears parents also helped paint fields, build props, transport equipment, sew buttons on costumes and so much more. As our booster president stated..."We are a team". Thank you to the parents for joining the team and helping make this summer successful for all 164 students involved in band and color guard.
This summer we also took on many tasks such as cleaning up and reorganizing the booster room, working in the band room and creating more storage space and moving offices around. We also organized TONS of materials and worked hard on tasks such as uniform sizing, drill card distribution, music copying and materials distribution. Thank you to the student leaders for coming in so often and helping with all of this and the many other countless tasks you take on such as cleaning up, setting up and holding your sections accountable.
This summer 6 highly qualified coaches worked the same countless hours as the students; teaching, desiging, motivating, organizing and so much more. Without the support of these wonderful coaches there is no way we could help the students reach for the level of excellence we continue to strive for each year.
Most importantly we couldn't do this activity without the students. The 164 students were a joy to work with this summer. They came ready, prepared and eager to work hard. Students not only worked hard, but did a good job overall with integrity. Integrity in being on time for rehearsals, cleaning up after themselves, being humble, helping out and being responsible for themselves by bringing water and wearing sunscreen.
Another summer of rehearsals are in the books and the Warren Band & Color Guard is already making huge strides to be an award winning program not only in performance but also in being good citizens and team-mates. Our summer concluded with our annual Parent Preview on Friday August 29th. A huge thank you (despite a conflict in the schedule) to the many parents, friends, alumni, etc. that were still able to make it out to the performance. The students gave a fine performance of what they have learned in full costume! Thank you to everyone who came out that afternoon and supported the students. I hope you enjoyed the show and are ready for an amazing marching band season. Soon a video of the students performing will be up for anyone to watch - especially those who couldn't make it.
Date: Oct 4th 2014
Adjudicated by SCSBOA
Entry: $275 payable to Warren Band Boosters
Entry Deadline: Sept. 19
Tuesday Sept 2nd
ALL students report to band room at 12:15pm.
1pm - Battery and Guard Section Photos
1:30pm - Group Photo
2pm - Individual and Buddy Photo's
***no jewelrey or glasses on in picture. Band is wearing uniform, not costume. Guard is wearing their costume.
Hoodie - $25
Polo Shirt - $25
T-Shirt - $10
Hat - $18
Visor - $15
Beanie - $10
Simply send cash or check to band room to get your gear! Wear your band and color gaurd gear proudly at all events! Swag available as inventory permits.
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!
All 2014-15 marching band students sign up now to receive text message updates through remind101.com. Follow the steps below to be added to the list.
Send a text to: 562-222-4787
In body of text write: @2015mbcg
Parents please also join our text reminder system. Follow the steps below to be added to the list.
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All students involved with the marching band and color guard must complete a physical exam. Below is the 2014-15 Physical Exam form. Please download, print, complete and return to the band room by the end of July. Please turn in by August 18th.