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

2019-2020 Membership Meeting

Thursday January 31st 3-4pm ~ Band Room

Calling all returning members to band and color guard. Mr. Niemeyer is inviting you to attend a meeting where many layers of next years experience will be dicussed. The Fall 2018 survey results will be the basis for dicusssion a long with a review of the propsed calendar and financial impact for 2019-2020. This meeting is meant to be informative so that returners can start planning for an AWESOME 2019-2020.

Marching Band Gig

Saturday February 2nd 11:30-12:30pm ~ Downey Adult School

A small ensemble created out of the Warren Marching Band will perform two songs at assembly member Cristina Garcia's swearing in ceremony. This event is also a celebration of the 58th district. Students are required to wear their blue polo shirt and provide their own transportation. This event is optional. Students will sign up in the band room and have 1 rehearsal before the event on a date to be determined. Students who participate will earn a letter point.

Indoor Percussion/Winds Eval Show @ Warren

Saturday February 2nd 12-8pm ~ Warren Gym

Warren Music Parent Association with the help of our percussion families will be hosting our first ever indoor event at Warren HS. This event is ADLA's annual evaluation show. This event will look and feel like a smaller version of hosting a fall field show competition. All percussion students and their families are expected to help because this fundraiser is for them. Students who volunteer that are not part of the percussion section will earn a letter point. Students will sign up in the band room. Percussion parents will be called to sign up for a shift and other parents can sign up on charms. More information coming the week of 1/21/19. 

Incoming 9th Grader Meet and Greet

Tuesday February 26th 7pm ~ Warren Band Room

All students currently in 8th grade that are insterested in participating in band or color guard at Warren HS are invited and welcome to attend the annual meet and greet meeting. This meeting is in the Warren band room and led by Mr. Niemeyer. Aspects such as time and financial commitment are presented along with a look at the depth of the Warren Instrumenta Music Program. This meeting will also address how students class schedules look in high school and how to officially register for band/color guard. 

Rehearsal & Trip Info!

 

 

 

Monday Febrauary 18th 10am-Noon

All marching band & color guard members are required to particpate in this practice so that we can prepare for our Disneyland performance. Students that do not attend will not be allowed to go on this trip. We are practicing on a non school day so that the students from Stauffer and Griffiths can join the rehearsal since this performance is the "West Downey District Band". 

 

Disneyland Trip Tuesday February 19th 

The West Downey District Band will be performing at Disneyland on Tuesday February 19th at TBD. Below is the itinerary for this trip. Here is an overview of some basics:

1. Student Call Time is 7:30am - students must check in and show that they have all appropriate and needed performance attire/equipment.

2. We will leave Warren HS around 8:15am and hope to enter the park around 9:30am. 

3. Students call time is TBD to go back stage (meeting area is located behind Thunder Mountain)

4. Performance through Disneyland is at TBD. Starts at small world, ends at front of park.

5. Students must provide their own money for food or bring food with them for the entire day.

6. Students must remain in groups of 4 or more students all day.

7. Student tickets are not park hopper passes...they are single park tickets only good for Disneyland. 

8. All students must report back to the busses at 8pm.

9. We should arrive back to Warren HS around 9pm.

Disneyland Friday 1.18.19 Itinerary
DIsneyland 1.18.2019.pdf
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Percussion Competition

Sunday February 17th @ Monrovia HS

Info coming soon

Jazz Festival

Saturday February 24th @ Mayfair HS

Info coming soon

Winter Guard Competition

Saturday March 2nd @ Ayala HS

Info coming soon

Band Festival (WE & CB)

Monday March 4th @ Kennedy HS

Info coming soon

Band Festival (wind ensemble)

Friday March 8th @ Cal State Long Beach

Info coming soon

UPCOMING FUNDRAISER(S)

ADLA INDOOR WINDS/PERCUSSION EVAL SHOW

Saturday Febrauary 2, 2019

Committee Chair: Mr. Niemeyer, Mrs. White

Buyout: None

Warren Music Parent Association with the help of our percussion families will be hosting our first ever indoor event at Warren HS. This event is ADLA's annual evaluation show. This event will look and feel like a smaller version of hosting a fall field show competition. All percussion students and their families are expected to help because this fundraiser is for them. Students who volunteer that are not part of the percussion section will earn a letter point. Students will sign up in the band room. Percussion parents will be called to sign up for a shift and other parents can sign up on charms. More information coming the week of 1/21/19. 

 

What do students do?

1. Work at the event from set up to tear down

2. Donate items for concession stand

 

What do parents do?

1. Work a shift at the event (shifts will be on charms)

2. Donate concession items or cash to help off set concession stand purchases.

WGSAC COMPETITION

Sunday March 17, 2019

Committe Chair: TBD

Buyout: No Buy Out

The winter guard will be hosting their first ever indoor winter guard competition sponsored by WGASC (Winter Guard Association of Southern California). All guard members and their parents are expected to be the leaders of this fundraiser. The booster board and band members will support the event as well. 

 
What do students do?
1. Donate items to the concession stand
2. Help at the event
 
What do parents do?
1. Volunteer for 4 hours (each parent or adult)
3. 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.

4th ANNUAL FLAP JACKS & JAZZ

Saturday May 4, 2019

Committe Chair: Cheryl Juarez

Buyout: $75 due 

 

The band booster club started this new fundraiser in 2016 and both years we have held this event it has been a rousing success! This year's event is going to be on May 5th and will look just like the previous two years if you attended. We serve a pancake breakfast all morning while the jazz bands give a concert in the quad. The WHS culinary arts deparment helps out by doing all he cooking.

 
What do students do?
1. Sell a minimum of 10 tickets (Each ticket is $5 = $50 total)
2. Help for 2 hours day of event
 
What do parents do?
1. Help their child sell the 10 tickets
2. Volunteer for 2 hours OR donate food items such as eggs, bacon, plates, etc.
3. 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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