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.

 

The Warren Band & Color Guard aims to be on the cutting edge of the marching arts, consistently setting the highest standard and seeking recognition as one of the Southern California's hardest working scholastic programs.

 

 

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 Donation

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

Donation Levels

UPCOMING EVENTS

MAJOR CHANGE!

The 2018 Winter Concert will only be 1 night, not 2. The concert will be on Wednesday December 12th.

Same time, place, cost. The only group this effects is the Concert Band. Call time is still 4pm for rehearsal that day. Concert starts at 7pm and will last appx. 1.5 hours. Cost is $7. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Congratulations 2018 MBCG - SCSBOA Division 5A Gold Medalist and High Percussion!

History made in 2018: highest score in school history 94.15, Percussion earns top honors at championships for first time in school history and marching band color guard earn back to back gold medals.

 

Since the 2011 marching band season, the Warren marching band and color guard has been on an upward trend in the marching arts. Although Warren has competed in both the 4A and 5A divisions, the 4A division has been the home division for Warren for many years, even hosting 4A championships on the campus of Warren 10 times. In 2011 Warren earned it's first top 3 finsih earning the bronze medal in division 4A. Warren briefly left the 4A division in 2012 and 2013 competing in 5A. Upon returning to division 4A in 2014 Warren once again earned the bronze medal with their show "Shogun". In 2015, "Great Western Kingdom" Warren barely missed a top 3 placement landing in 4th place. In 2016 Warren made it back to the podium performing their first custom designed field show, "Bluegoran". This same year (2016), Warren started setting school records for highest scores earned and earning sweepstakes trophies. 2016 concluded with a bronze medal in championships. 2017 was even more epic than 2016 with a phenomenal field show, "Wonderful World" designed by the same staff that designed "Bluegoran". Records were shattered all year and the final result was Warren's first Gold Medal in 4A championships. 2018 was set to be a continuation of 2017 with the largest ever senior class - 44 seniors! The same design team with a few new faces put together "Reverie". Now back in division 5A for the first time since 2013, Warren won the overall sweepstakes at all four SCSBOA competitions they competed in during the Fall. The stage was set for a great finish at championships. After a great final week of preparation, Warren once again took home the Gold medal. Back to Back champions in two different divisions. (4A 2017, 5A 2018) The staff, school, parents and community couldn't be more proud of the 2018 edition of the Warren Band & Color Guard. GO BEARS!

 

Other little known facts about Warren HS. Since SCSBOA started hosting a championships for marching band seventeen years ago, Warren has qualified 16 of the 17 times. (2010 the only year Warren did not qualify) Since 2011 Warren has finished in the top 5 every year in either division 4A or 5A. Warren is trend setting - since 2014 the entire band has been wearing custom costumes that matches their show theme (much like an indoor ensemble) rather than their school uniform. Since 2015 Warren has been working wtih composer, educator and musician Rob Stein and "Standing O Marching" www.standingomarching.com 

 

Warren MBCG Show and Placement History: (Mr. Niemeyer era)

2003 - "Into the Raging River" 4A - 5th Place

2004 - "Reflections" 4A - 5th Place

2005 - "New World Era" 4A - 6th Place

2006 - "Beethoven's 5th" 4A - 10th Place

2007 - "Medussa" 5A - 6th Place

2008 - "Winter Sketches" 5A - 8th Place

2009 - "Groove" 4A - 5th Place

2010 - "Music of Queen" Division 4A (did not qualify)

2011 - "Bach for a new mellenium" 4A Bronze Medal

2012 - "Hero's Fallen Not Forgotten" 4A 5th Place

2013 - "The Choice" 5A - 4th Place

2014 - "Shogun" 4A -  Bronze Medal

2015 - "Great Western Kingdom" 4A - 4th Place/ High Auxiliary

2016 - "Bluegoran" 4A B - ronze Medal

2017 - "Wonderful World" 4A - Gold Medal

2018 - "Reverie" 5A - Gold Medal/High Percussion

Percussion Competition Hosting Meeting

Thursday December 13th ~ 7pm

This winter we will be hosting our very first indoor percussion competition. We are requesting that all percussion parents attend this meeting as well as any other parents who would like to get involved and help out. The meeting will be on Thursday Dec. 13th at 7pm in the band room. We will be discussing what it is going to take to put on a great show.

 

***We had to change the date of the meeting so that we could gather more information to share with parents***

Cal State Long Beach Honors Festival

January 4,5,6 2019

Every year students from the Warren band have enjoyed participating in the CSULB Honors Festival. This is a great opportunity for students to participate in a honor band that is both local and affordable. Students will get to work with and learn from the faculty and students at Cal State Long Beach. They also have the opportunity to interact with a world class guest soloist. Students perform a concert on the final day of the music they worked on. Students MUST be able to attend all three days and be at all rehearsals. 

 

***IF STUDENTS NEED HELP AUDITIONING, ALL THEY HAVE TO DO IS COME SEE MR. NIEMEYER AND HE WILL HELP THEM COMPLETE IT*** 

Students must register online! Click the link below to register and see more details!

SCSBOA Championships Shirts & Sweaters

Do you want a champs shirt or sweater? Click the link below to order.

 

Tshirts are $15-$20 

Sweaters are $30-$35

 

Annual Holiday Concert!

Wednesday December 12th - Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Jazz Band

 

It's that time of year...the Holiday Season! Every year the Warren band offers a Holiday concert to our families and friends. This concert is at the Downey Civic Theatre on the above date. The concert starts at 7pm and will last appx. 1.5 hours. It costs $7 to get in. Children 5 and under Free. This concert feature the Wind Ensemble, Concert Band and Jazz I ensemble along with the Warren Singers. It is an enjoyable evening of festive music.

 

You can purchase tickets online. Click the link below. Tickets will be on sale soon. You can also purchase tickets by visiting the box office window or on the night of the event.

 

Attention students and parents. All students are required to wear formal concert attire. See the information below under important announcements. A flyer will was sent home on November 5th. Student call time is 4pm for dress rehearsal. 

Holiday Parties!

Student Holiday Party - Friday December 14th 6-9pm WHS

- Free party for all marching band and color guard students

- Attire is semi formal

- Food, Gift Exchange and Dancing 


Parent Holiday Party - Saturday December 15th 1-3pm BJ's restraunt in Stonewood Mall

- RSVP required: RSVP by clicking the hand on charms calendar or contact a board member 

- Cost is $30 per person. Includes food, drink! 

- This is an adult party only, no students. 

- No dress code
 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Formal Concert Attire!

It's that time of year again! All students in wind ensemble and concert band are required to wear formal attire when we perform. Our first performance is coming up on December 10th and 12th. Here are the details along with a letter.

 

Ladies: All ladies wear a LONG plain black formal dress. The dress needs to be conservative and not "revealing". Ladies can also wear modest jewelry. Ladies should wear flat black dress shoes...no tennis shoes, keds, etc. The picture to the left is a greaet example of appropriate concert dress.

 

Gentlemen: All gentelmen wear a black tuxedo. The tuxedo should have a black vest and black tie. We do not wear a cumberbund or bow tie. The tux should be complete with black socks and black dress shoes. I recommend purchasing a tuxedo rather than renting. Students will need them several times through the year.

UPCOMING FUNDRAISER(S)

Holiday Caroling

November 30 December 1,7,8 2018 5-8pm each night.

Committe Chair: Sandy Bram

Buyout: $50 due December 1st 

*The buyout does not excuse students from participating, all members must participate!

 

For the past 5 years the Warren band & color guard has been caroling in our community to help spread holiday cheer. This event has been gettnig more and more successful as our community embraces their annual visit from us. Every student goes out all 4 nights in groups of 4. (3 instrumentalist + 1 guard or percussionist) A parent, relative or adult representative of each group drives the group from Warren out to their designated area.Students and adult walk door to door spreading Holiday Cheer by playing Holiday Carols.

 

What do students do?

1. Go out all 4 nights 

2. Wear proper attire and Carry student ID

Attire: Polo Shirt, Jeans and Band Sweater. Adorn yourself with appropriate holiday decorations!

 

What do parents do?

1. Drive/Chaperone for 1 night or help in the band room

2. Please sign up to volunteer through charms. Simply visit the charms calendar and click the hand that is on the date of this event. Or log into your charms account and click on the volunteer symbol.

Fundraising

Fireworks Booth

July 1,2,3,4 2019

10am-10pm each day

8am-8pm - July 4th 

@ Walmart Parking Lot

Downey Promenade

Decal Drive

August 13,14,15 2018

5-8pm each night

Starts & Ends at Bandroom

 

8th Annual Field Tournament

October 5, 2019

7am-11am

@ Warren HS

Holiday Caroling

Nov 30 Dec 1,7,8 2018

5-8pm each night

Starts & ends at Bandroom

4th Annual Flap Jacks and Jazz

May 4, 2019

8am-11am

@ Warren HS Bear Alley

WGASC Competition

March 17, 2019

All Day

@ Warren HS Gym

Annual Concerts!

Winter Concert

December 10th and 12th 2018

@ Downey Civic Theatre

7pm ~ $7 general admission

 

Spring Concert

April 30, 2019

@ Downey Civic Theatre

7pm - $7 general admission

Jazz Band Spring Concert

May 4, 2019

@ Warren HS Bear Alley

$5.00 (gets you breakfast as well)

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