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

What's New?

Please help me help one of our own!

 

Some if not most famlies know by now that Kenyon fell seriously ill over the summer. The good news is Kenyon is getting better, but that doesn't mean things are going to be easy for Kenyon as he recovers and gets back to work. With that said, I have started a youcaring fundraiser with the hope to raise funds to help Kenyon pay bills and medical costs he has incurred. For the past four years Kenyon has worked with the Warren band and color guard as the designer and main instructor of the color guard. His creative designs have also helped the marching band as a whole climb to higher levels of design and execution of visual effect. It would mean a lot to me and Kenyon if you would consider making a donation so that Kenyon could rest easy while he recovers knowing that money was there to help him keep going financially. Click on the button below to to go the fundraiser I have set up.

Warren Marching Band & Color Guard 2017 Field Show

WONDERFUL WORLD

Music By Rob Stein, Allen Makishima, Jackson Lai   

Drill By: Scott Bilbruck

Staff Includes:

Kenyon Toy, David Reyes, Kim Garica - Guard

Arturo Castro, Marrand Honculada, Simonne Contreras - Marching/Music

Allen Makishima, Jackson Lai - Percussion

Mercy White - Band Manager

David Niemeyer - Band Director

Student Leaders:
Jared Gadia, Melissa Flores - Drum Majors

Angel Castillo, Ivone Torres - Guard Captains

Raymond Coronel, Sydney Contreras - Percussion Captains

 

Wonderful World is an original composition propelled by the irony of...is it or is it not a wonderful world we are living in. The music and visual work in tandem to set the scene of a post apocolyptic world. Perhaps all is ok, Perhaps all is not ok. Although the show concept and musical scoring is original, two well known songs appear in the fabric of the show. "What A Wonderful World" made popular by the infamous recordings of Louis Armstrong and Verdi's "Reqiuem, Dis Irae". The musical scoring is rich in diversity of texture, timber, technical demand, vitoustic solo and soli sections and stunning sampling and effects. Costumes for both band and color guard, staging and visually stunning flags align the musical and visual aesthetics. This show is sure to entertain and provoke intellectual resopnse. Wonderful World performed by the Award Winning Warren Band & Color Guard is coming to a stadium near you. 


Performance Dates:

Friday September 22nd - Home Football Game 7:00pm

Thursday September 28th - Parent Preview @ WHS Justice Stadium 7:30pm - admission is free

Saturday September 30th - South Bay Invitationa Field Tournament @ West HS, Torrance - Time TBD (evening) - admission typically $10

Friday October 6th - Home Football Game 7:00pm (Homecoming/ Alumni Night)

Saturday October 7th - 7th Annual Warren Field Tournament @ WHS Justice Stadium Appx. 8:45pm - admission is $8

Friday October 13th - Home Football Game 7:00pm

Friday October 20th - Fall Concert 6:30pm @ WHS Gym - admission is free

Friday October 27th - Home Football Game vs. Downey 7:00pm

Saturday October 28th - Bands of American Southern California Regional @ Warren HS - Time TBD - admission is $?

Saturday November 4th - Los Altos Field Tournament @ Los Altos HS, Hacienda Heights - Time TBD (evening) - admission is typically $10

Thursday November 9th - Valencia Field Tournament @ Valencia HS, Santa Clarita - Time TBD (evening) - admission is typically $10

Saturday November 12th - Moorpark Field Tournament @ Moorpark HS, Moorpark - Time TBD (evening) - admission is typically $10

Thursday November 16th - Annual Fall Band Spectacular @ Warren HS - TIME 7-8PM - admission TBD  

Saturday November 18th - SCSBOA Field Championships @ Warren HS - Time TBD (evening) - admission is typically $12

Wonderful World - 2017 Warren Field Show
WHS FULL SHOW.mp3
MP3 audio file [10.2 MB]

WHAT'S NEXT

2nd Home Fooball Game

  • Friday September 22nd
  • 5-10pom
  • @ Warren HS Justice Stadium

5:00pm - Students Arrive in half uniform; color guard meets in band room

5:30pm - Band and Percussion Warm up on east side of campus

6:30pm - Band and Color Guard march into Stadium

6:45pm - Pregame Performance

7:00pm - Kick Off

8:15pm - Half Time Performance of "Wonderful World"

10pm - Game Ends; students change and head home

***A small group of parents will be given free admission that are committed to volunteering their time to help the band color guard that evening. See Letty and Vanessa Hernandez to get on that list. All other parents, friends, alumni, etc. must pay admission to get in.

***Band - must have proper under attire on, black bibbers hemmed, black socks, black gloves, no visible jewlrey or make up. Winds must also have a flip folder and lyre for their instrument. 

***Color Gard - must be in proper warm up with polo shirt and warm up pants and jacket. 

Students who are late or are not properly dressed will forfeit their participation points.

 

2017 PARENT PREVIEW

  • Thursday September 28th 
  • 7:30pm
  • @ Warren HS Justice Stadium
  • FREE to attend!

On Thursday September 28th the Marching Band and Color Guard will present their 2017 field show "Wonderful World" to all families, parents, friends, alumni, etc. that is able to attend. This is a free event! We encourage everyone to come out and see what the students have been hard at work preparing. Students will still rehearse from 5 to 7pm and then change into costume. At 7:30pm the students will peform the field show several times for all to enjoy. This event is a chance for students to get performance ready for the competitive field show. 

SOUTH BAY INVITATION (first marching band competition)

  • Saturday September 30th 
  • Call Time: 2pm (1pm percussion and leaders)
  • Performance Time: 6:45pm
  • Home: 9:40pm
  • @ West HS in Torrance
  • $8 to get in. $5 seniors and children 5 and under/students with ID card

On Saturday Sept. 30th we will begin our 2017 competitive season at the South Bay Invitational hosted by West High School in Torrance. (see itinerary below for directions and address). Chaperones sign up through Charms. If all spots are filled and you want to go, please email Mr. Niemeyer (dniemeyer@dusd.net). Please consider attending this event and giving all the students in marching band/color guard your support that evening!

South Bay Invitational Itinerary
West HS Field Tournament.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [534.1 KB]

FALL CONCERT!

  • Friday October 20th
  • 6:30pm
  • @ Warren HS Gym
  • FREE to Attend

On Friday October 20th the Wind Ensemble, Concert Band and Jazz Band (possibly even the marching band) are going to present an evening of Halloween inspired music. Selections include "Sorceror's Apprentice" "Beetlejuice" "Fanstastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" "Addams Family" "Music by Danny Elfman" "Thriller" "Attack of the Killer Tomato's". Students are encouraged to wear a halloween costume to perform in or a costume they believe matches teh theme of the music. There are no tickets to attend. We hope all family, friends and alumni will come out and enjoy an hour of fun music that aligns with the upcoming Halloween holiday. 

 

Fall Concert Flyer
Halloween Concert.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [432.3 KB]

WHAT'S OUR NEXT FUNDRAISER?

7th Annual Field Tournament! October 7th...ALL DAY!

For the past 7 years the Warren band and color guard has been hosting a Field Tournament here on the Warren Campus. This event requires hundreds of volunteers. Prior to the event students are asked to secure a minimum of $50 in ad sales. These ads are placed in the field tournament program that is sold at the event. Ad's can range from local businesses or families putting in ads to congratulate their child for their time and hard work in band and color guard. Ad packets will be coming home during SPA. Please help us by talking to local businesses to secure ads for our tournament program.

 

PARENTS!

We need your help! We need donations for our concession stand and we need adults to volunteer the day of event. On Monday 9/18 a letter was given to your son/daughter describing all of this. Please ask them for this letter. The same letter is right here (see below). Thank you for your help!

Donation and Volunteer Letter!
2017 Updated Donation Volunteer Letter.p[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [150.2 KB]

Fundraising

Fireworks Booth

July 1,2,3,4 2017

Times (TBD)

@ Walmart Parking Lot

Downey Promenade

Decal Drive

August 14,15,16,17 2017

5-8pm each night

Starts & Ends at Bandroom

 

6th Annual Field Tournament

October 7, 2017

9am-Midnight

@ Warren HS

SCSBOA 1A 4A Field Championships

November 18, 2017

7am-Midnight

@ Warren HS

Holiday Caroling

December 1,2,8,9 2017

5-8pm each night

Starts & ends at Bandroom

DUSD Band Spectuclar & Raffle

February 10th 2018

8am-7pm

@ Warren HS Gym

3rd Annual Flap Jacks and Jazz

May 5th 2018

8am-11am

@ Warren HS Quad

Annual Concerts!

Fall Concert

October 20th

@ Warren HS Gym

6:30pm

Admission is Free!

Winter Concert

December 5th and 6th

@ Downey Civic Theatre

7pm ~ $7 general admission

 

DUSD Band Spectacular

February 10th 2018

@ Warren HS Gym

9am-6pm (FREE)

Spring Concert

April 26th 2018

@ Downey Civic Theatre

7pm - $7 general admission

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