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


Downey vs. Warren Game this Friday! (Oct. 19) And more Activities!

This Friday is the annual Downey vs. Warren football game. This game is always fun and intense! This year the game is on the campus of Downey HS. The Warren band and color guard will not perform their field show, but will perform the National Anthem with Downey HS and will also support the team and school playing in the stands all night. The band will wear their school uniform, not their costume and the color guard will wear their warm up and polo shirt.



Friday Details

  1. All students at band room by 7:30am – get instruments, warm up on track (Attire: polo shirt, jeans or shorts, tennis shoes)
    1. Students will need to bring their duffle bags to school today with their shoes, socks, gloves, bibbers. Students need to wear their under attire today or change into it at 3pm.
  2. Depart for district around 7:50am – march in block. Drumline can play cadences, but please don’t keep touch to drums at the mezzo level (6 inch heights only)
  3. Play at District office 8:10am (play with Downey HS)
  4. Return to Warren HS (Time TBD)
  5. After return to Warren HS – campus chaos. (Reminder, we do not pound on doors, we do not go into enclosed buildings like L and Science. We are spirited but we do not scream as if we are in trouble. A plan will be shared before we start. This will happen period 2 or period 3)
  6. After school (3pm) we are loading the trailer: Instruments on racks (or instrument cases); School Uniforms, 1 flag per guard plus WARREN letters, Drum Stands, Drum Cases,  and Duffle Bags!
    1. If a student does not want to “march” they are welcome to get dropped off. If getting dropped off, need to be at Downey HS by 4:10pm – parking lot by Downey Pool.
    2. Students must change into their under attire at 3pm or already have it on.
  7. 3:30pm we are meeting behind L building like a normal Tue/Thur rehearsal and preparing to march to Downey HS. We would like a couple of our chaperones to march with us.
  8. 3:50pm we march to Downey HS – instruments are optional, but I encourage everyone to bring their instrument and play!
  9. 4:10pm arrive Downey HS and prepare to rehearse with Downey HS. All chaperones must be at Downey HS by 4:15pm to enter the stadium with the band. 
  10. 4:30pm rehearsal with Downey HS.
  11. 5:00pm Pizza Party with Downey HS.
  12. 5:45pm Change into uniform
  13. 6:40pm Pre Game with Downey HS
  14. 7:00pm Play at game
  15. 9:20pm Load Trailer…students get picked up by their parents in the parking lot off of Lakewood Blvd across from Stonewood Mall.
    1. Chaperones will stay until all students have been safely picked up.
    2. Mr. Niemeyer and some section leaders will return to Warren to quickly unload trailer.

Warren to host WBA So Cal Super Regional

Saturday October 27

Rather than attending the Sierra Vista Field Tournament, a unique and humbling opportunity has presented its self. After much discussion and work, we will host the Western Band Association's October 27th competition. This event is called the "So Cal Super Regional". As of right now 32 bands are signed up to perform and compete in this event. Warren has not competed in WBA in many years, but we welcome the opportunity to help WBA and even have the opportunity to compete at the event. Many details will be forthcoming over the next couple days. For the most part, hosting this event will look and feel similar to the event we hosted on October 6th. We will need all hands on deck and have much work to do in 2 short weeks. Ultimately the bulk of the help we will need simply by parents, students, friends, alumni volunteering their time. Stay tuned!

Congrats Marching Band and Color Guard!

On Saturday October 13th the WHS Band & Color Guard competed in Valencia Classic Field Tournrament on the campus of Valencia HS in Placentia. Thanks to our amazing volunteers, leadership team and students we had a very smooth day. The students were focused and prepared and gave a solid performance! As a result, Warren won sweepstakes honors in music performance, visual performance and overall top group with a score of 78.25. The percussion and color guard were both awarded 2nd place overall. 


Again congrats to the students and a huge thank you to all the chaperones, trailer drivers and parents, friends, alumni that came out to support. 6 more to go!

Congrats Mr. Niemeyer ~ Downey Unified LACOE teacher of the year.

On Friday September 21st Mr. Niemeyer was bestowed the honor of Downey Unified Teacher of the year through the Los Angeles County Office of Education. Downey Unified has expressed their heartfelt gratitude for all the hard work, persistence and excellence Mr. Niemeyer has consistently brought to Warren HS and the DUSD day in and day out the past 15 years. For Mr. Niemeyer this is an honor that is not taken lightly and is humbled that his peers and administrators are willing to recoginize him with such outstanding recognition. 

Parent Swag

Be part of our crew...wear blue!

Starting Friday August 24th we will have custom parent gear avaiable for purchase. Show your pride at football games, competitions and other events.

T-Shirt: $15 (Add $3 for XXL or XXXL)

Polo: $TBD

Hoodie: $25

Jacket: $TBD

Hat: $20

Blanket: $25


Printable/Downloadable Calendars

If you would like to print or download calendars, please visit the "downloads" page.

Sheet Music & More!

Access warm ups, field show music, audio file of field show and more on the members only page. This page is password protected. Need the password? Email Mr. Niemeyer, Mrs. White or any section leader!


WBA So Cal Super Regional - October 27th

information coming soon!


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


@ 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


@ 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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