The Award Winning Warren Band & Color Guard  Downey, California!

The Warren Band & Color Guard is an award winning performing arts organization that consistently strives for excellence through daily skill development, character growth and meaningful performances.

 

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The Warren Band & Color Guard proudly supports, honors and encouarges the six pillars of Character: Caring, Trustworthiness, Respect, Citizenship, Responsiblity, Fairness.

 

Within those traits we emphasize specific traits:
Dedication, passion, commitment,integrity, upholding our rules/procedures, loyalty, cooperation, self discipline, dependable, do what you say, good sportsmanship.

Volunteer Sign Up

This year all volunteer sign ups are being generated through our online system, charms. Click the pictures or tabs below and it will take you directly to the area on the charms site where you need to sign up for each specific event this year. Thank you in advance for your help.

Volunteer Donation

Your generous donation will be used to cover any expenses incurred in preparing for this event.

Donation Levels

What's New?

SPRING CONCERT ~ A Musical Celebration!

Thursday March 30th ~ 7:00pm ~ Downey Civic Theatre ~ Tickets $7

This year's Spring Concert is titled "A Musical Celebration" because the concert band and wind ensemble will perform some of the terrific literature they have been preparing for festival. The music will be diverse, dramatic, solemn and entertaining. Many of the seniors are also hard at work preparing solo's as this will be their final concert. The night will end with a beautiful presentation of "True Colors" by all band members featuring all seniors.

 

 

2nd Annual FLAP JACKS & JAZZ

Saturay April 1st ~ 8am - Noon ~ Warren HS Quad

*Jazz II will perform 9-10am

*Jazz I will perform 10-11am

 

If you donate $5, you will receive a delicious breakfast that includes eggs, pancakes, sausage, fruit and a drink. The jazz bands will be providing the musical entertainment as this event is also their Spring Concert.

Ticket sales start Monday March 13th. All band and color guard students are assigned 10 coupons to sell and also have a flyer regarding the event. 

 

Parents and Students - there was a letter sent home regarding ticket sales and donations needed. Please click HERE and scroll to the bottom of the page to read the letter.

2017-2018 WHS Music Parent Assocation Board Elections

Did you miss the March booster club meeting? At that meeting the nomination committee presented their slate of nominee's to be on the executive board for the 2017-2018 school year. At the April meeting all parents in attendance will be confirming/voting on this slate. In May of 2017 the new board will transition in and begin a new year. Please take a look at the nominations and plan to attend the April meeting. 

 

2017-18 Nomination Slate
2017-18 Nominees.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [215.4 KB]

CONGRATS JAZZ BANDS!

Jazz I and II both earned first place at the South Hills Jazz Festival on Saturday March 11th. Both bands looked and sounded great. Keep up the great work!

Jazz I scores were 96,94,94

Jazz II scores were 88,88,84

 

Upcoming Events/Performances:

  • Friday March 24th - Jazz Rehearse-A-Thon 3-9pm Warren HS Band Room
  • Saturday April 1st - Flap Jacks and Jazz (aka spring concert) 9am - Jazz II; 10am - Jazz I
  • Saturday April 22nd - Fullerton College Jazz Festival
  • APril 27-30 - Reno Jazz Festival

CONGRATS WINTER GUARD!

The 2017 winter guard continues to deliver high caliber performances! With four public performances under their belt and 4 more to go, the winter guard is looking to keep their edge and build to the end of their season. If you haven't seen them perform this season, make sure you look at their remaining performances and get out to support them!

 

Upcoming Performances:

  • Saturday April 1st @ Valenca HS, Placentia
  • Saturday April 8th @ Mayfair HS, Lakewood
  • Saturday April 22nd Championships @ TBD
  • Sunday April 23rd Championships Round 2 @ UC Irvine Bren Center

Results:

  • ​WGASC Marina Regional - 1st Place 
  • WGI Chino Hills - 6th Place Round 1 (our of 24); 9th Place Round 2 (out of 11)
  • WGASC Savanna @ Valencia - 2nd Place

 

Have you seen the guard show? You can watch a video by clicking here!.

CONGRATS INDOOR DRUMLINE!

This year is our first year reintroducing the indoor drumline performance arena to the students of Warren HS. Although this is our first year back in the indoor drumline arena, we have been competing as an indoor percussion ensemble for the past three years. Prior to that we have had successful indoor drumlines.

 

Upcoming Performances:

  • Saturday April 8th @ Cal State San Bernardion - SCPA Prelims
  • Saturday April 15th @ Citizens Bank Arena - SCPA Championships (if we qualify)

Results:

  • SCPA Monrovia Show - 9th place 64.75 (out of 11)
  • SCPA Rancho Cucamonga Show - 8th Place 75.250 (out of 11)

 

PERCUSSION EXPERIENCE CAMPS!

Come experience the fun and excitment behind playing marching drums and mallet instruments. We will be hosting two percussion experience camps this Spring. No experience or equipment needed...just come have some fun !

  • Saturday May 6th 9am-Noon @ Warren Band Room
  • $15 registration fee for each camp
  • Raffle Prize(s) will be given out 

 

2017-2018 AUDITIONS! Welcome to our family!

Are you interested in being part of the Warren Band & Color Guard? All students new and returning go through an audition process to be placed in the ensemble that best meets their skill level. There is a comperehensive auditions page on this website. CLICK HERE TO GO TO THAT PAGE!

 

Audition Camps ~ May 15th - May 19th ~ 3:30-5:30pm ~ Warren HS Band Room 

  • Color Guard
  • Percussion 
  • Marching Band
  • Must attend all 5 days. Must bring grade check on first day. If a student has 1 F or more than 2 D's they will not be allowed to audition.

 

Jazz Bands and Wind Ensemble ~ May 8th - May 12th 

Mr. Niemeyer will visit each middle school and audition students during the band class period at their middle school. Auditions will be one on one. For audition music and requirements, visit the audition page on this website.

 

Concert Band

There is no audition for concert band. All students who play an instrument and join the marching band will be enrolled in concert band. 

FUTURE FRESHMAN...Did you miss the meet and greet meeting?

Dear parents and incoming 9th graders (class of 2021). On Tuesday Feb. 21st there was a meet and greet meeting in the Warren band room at 7pm. Wether you were unable to attend the meeting or attended but want more clarfication, please visit the downloads page on this website and look at all the forms that are pertinent to incoming students. If you have any questions, please call or email anytime! You can also meet with Mr. Niemeyer or Mrs. White at Future Freshman night on Wednesday March 8th 6-7:30pm here at Warren High School. We look forward to welcoming in the class of 2021 and providing them an amazing experience and education in music performance. CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE DOWNLOADS PAGE.

Downloads available: Meeting Agenda, Example of Class Schedules, 2017-18 calendar, Research on why staying in band is important, Instruments & Equipment, Warren Registration Form.

RENO TOUR INFO!

Jazz I and II are traveling to the Reno Jazz Festival in April. On Thursday Jan. 19th at 6:30pm in the Band Room we held a meeting and voted on the financial outlook of the trip. Click on the title or the logo to go to the Reno page. At this page you will find

  • Tour info and forms
  • Financial info and fundraising efforts
  • A link to make credit card payments

 

WARNING! The Reno Tour Info Page is password protected. Students were given the password. The password is also on the forms sent home. If you still need the password, please email Mr. Niemeyer or Mrs. White.

Fundraising

Fireworks Booth

July 1,2,3,4 2017

Times (TBD)

@ Walmart Parking Lot

Downey Promenade

Decal Drive

August 15,16,17 2017

5-8pm each night

Starts & Ends at Bandroom

 

6th Annual Field Tournament

October ___ 2017

Times (TBD)

@ Warren HS

SCSBOA Field Championships

November 18, 2017

Times (TBD)

@ Warren HS

Holiday Caroling

December 1,2,8,9 2017

5-8pm each night

Starts & ends at Bandroom

DUSD Band Spectuclar & Raffle

February 11th 2017

8am-7pm

@ Warren HS Gym

2nd Annual Flap Jacks and Jazz

April 1st 2017

6am-1pm

@ Warren HS Quad

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