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

Summer Letter

Thursday July 19th a 6 page summer letter is coming home to all families. This letter has many reminders and updates in it. Please makes sure you ask your son/daugther for it. If they do not give it to you...here it is. (see below)

Summer Letter 2018
Summer Letter.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [580.6 KB]

Registration C - July 23rd 7am-9am

The third and final registration for marching band and color guard is quickly approaching. Registration events were outlined in detail at the orientation meeting. Please reference your check point handout. After registration C summer contributions, materials, costumes should be completed. Try reviewing your charms page and if you have any questions, please email or come in and visit so we can help. If you need any financial assistance consider using the sponsorship letter and selling cool links. If you need more sponsorship letters, they are availabe in the band room.

1st Booster/Parent Meeting

Tuesday July 31st ~ 7pm in band room.

Starting Tuesday July 31st we will host one (1) meeting a month in the Warren band room. These meetings are always on Tuesdays at 7pm and last approximately one (1) hour and cover topics such as financial reports, fundraising reconcilments, upcoming events/fundraisers and more! Attending booster/prarent meetings is the best way to stay informed and connected. We hope to see as many parents at the meetings as possible. All parents of current members are welcome and encouraged to attend. August-November these meetings always take place while students are practicing. If you are picking up your son/daugther you can come an hour early and be part of the meeting. 

5 tips for parents of band and color guard students!

Whether you are a new or returning parent, it is always good to get a fresh perspective from other parents...especially those involved in other programs. These perspectives and insights can help parents better understand what this activity is all about and most importantly how to support their child through it. Rather than hearing from the band director or your son/daughter...take advice from a peer...parents who has been there done that. Take a minute to download and read the article below. These tips might even shed light on parts of being a band parent that you hadn't thought of.

 

 

5 Tips for Parents Article
5 Tips for Parents of marching band stud[...]
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Cool Links Fundraiser July 10 -23

There is a cool new product avialable that is a gem to have when it's hot ouside. Cool Links is like an ice pack for your body. You freeze it over night and then put it on during breaks to help the body cool down. Refreeze and use over and over again. Here's how it works

 

 

Buy On Just to Own It:

Students in the WHS band and color guard can get their very own cool links for the discounted price of $15.

 

Raise Money with it:

Students can sell cool links to family, friends, neighbors, etc. The sell price is $25. Student earns $10 for every cool link they sell. Studnets can print the form below or pick one up in the band room. They take presale orders and turn it in any time before or on July 23rd. Money is due at the time of order. Checks need to be payable to "WeCreate, LLC".

 

A Letter From Marco

 

Hey Warren Band and Color Guard Parents,

 

We are excited to announce the beginning of the Band and Color Guard Cool Links Fundraiser which will run from now through Monday, July 23rd, 2018. Cool Links will be sold for $25 each. For every Cool Links sold, WeCreate, LLC will donate $10 to your student's individual Band and Color Guard Account. Students can submit orders early in order to receive their merchandise early, products are available upon clearance of funds.

 

Please make checks out to WeCreate, LLC.

 

Don't forget that if the Warren Band and Color Guard can sell at least 125 Cool Links, WeCreate will donate a deep freezer for on site storage.

 

Attached are the fundraiser order form and Cool Links brochure for you to have a look.

 

Follow this link to see Google reviews from actual users... www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=KvI6W-CPC-jk0gK084yIBg&q=coollinks&oq=coollinks&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0j0i10k1l9.1823.3518.0.4134.9.9.0.0.0.0.174.1060.2j7.9.0....0...1c.1.64.psy-ab..0.9.1055...0i131k1.0.iErHZ3hUPF0#lrd=0x80c2b0aa0138ef0d:0x91f770108983928a,1,,,

 

*** Please note that our manufacturer was unable to guarantee timely production of a custom Warren Band and Color Guard sleeve so it is not available at this time.

 

Thank you all,

 

 

Marco Cordova

wecreate, llc

Office: 11520 Jefferson Blvd., Ste. 226, Culver City, CA 90230

Cell: 562-846-5443

Email: marco@wecreate-la.com

 

www.thecoollinks.com

www.instagram.com/thecoollinks

Order Form
Cool Links Order Form-Warren.pdf
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Cool Link Brochure
COOLLINKS Brochure.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.4 MB]

SPA 2/3

As we close July rehearsals, we enter our last phase of summer practices. SPA (Summer Performance Academy) is an intensive time of training, learning and development. The success and growth each student experiences in SPA translates to a much more pleansant, enjoyable and exciting marching band season ahead. During SPA 2/3 we dive into our Fall 2018 field show. We will be learning drill, choreography and continuing to master the music like we were doing in July. The biggest difference is we start to put all the parts together into the big picture...what we refer to as full ensemble. This is when the field show truly starts to take shape.

 

Dates & Times:

  • Monday July 23rd - Friday 27th 8am-4pm
  • Monday July 30th - Friday August 3rd 8am-4pm

Typical Schedule:

  • 8am: Stretch and Exercise block on field/track 
  • 8:30am: Visual Basics Block (get visually warmed up and focused)
  • 9:00am: Drill #1
  • 10:00am: Snack
  • 10:30am: Drill #2
  • 12:00pm: Lunch (catered meal for those who paid for it...other students bring a lunch or go off campus)
  • 1:00pm: Breathing/ Music Warm Up
  • 1:30pm: Sectionals or Small Ensembles
  • 2:30pm: Large Ensembles or Full Ensemble
  • *Students will be ready to be picked up at 4:00pm!!!

 

Making SPA Successful:

1. Water is critical, bring a large jug of water every day!

2. Sunglasses, sunscreen and a large straw hat are essential to helping make time in the sun safe.

3. Have your instrument and all supplies ready to go. (supplies include reeds, oil, etc.)

4. Wear the appropriate rehearsal attire: plain black shorts/leggings and grey band shirt.

5. Wind and percussion students need a white 1inch three ring binder. 

6. To be early is to be on time. Roll starts at 7:50am. Students will be dismissed at 3:45pm so they are ready to be piecked up at 4:00pm. 

 

Parent Extra Help:

1. Please consider donating snacks. During our snack break at 10am every day we would like to provide a small pick me up to each student. Snacks could be granola bars, fruit, popsicles, etc. 

2. We also need parent help serving snack and lunch. If you have the morning/afternoon available please come lend a helping hand.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Physical Exam Reminder!

All students participating in marching band/color guard are required to complete a physical exam every year. Here are the rules

 

1. Physical exams must be completed between July 1st and July 22nd. We need them completed before SPA 2 on July 23rd. Only physicals taken after July 1st will be accepted!

2. Every student in marching band/ color guard must take a physical every year. Physicals recently conducted will not be accpeted unless they were done after July 1st 2018.

3. Once you complete the physical exam, turn in your physical to Mr. Niemeyer or Mrs. White. 

4. Go to the website: www.athleticclearance.com and complete the online process.

Physical Exam Paper Work to be completed by physicians and returned to Mr. Niemeyer or Mrs. White by July 22nd.
2018-19 PHYSICAL FORM.PDF
PDF File [326.3 KB]

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!

UPCOMING FUNDRAISER(S)

Fireworks Booth Recap ~ Thank you!

Thank you to all the parents, alumni, friends, families, etc. that volunteered at our 2018 fireworks stand. Also a big thank you to the students and families that sold all or some of their presale coupons. A hearty thank you to Don and Luanne Korn for allowing us to use their travel trailer and especially do Don Korn for providing overnight security from 10pom-6am every night. 

 

Without Cheryl and Ruben Jaurez, Ricardo Romero, Ruth Carrera, Daniel Castro, Juan Aguilar and Mercy White the fireworks stand would not have been successful. These parents were the true backbone of the operation making sure shifts were assigned, money was deposited, the booth followed protocal and so much more. A GIGANTIC thank you to the 2018 executive board in general for helping make sure our first fundraiser of the year wasn't just completed, but successfully completed. 

 

We will be reviewing and sharing the results of our booths financial outcome at our July booster meeting. We will also be discussing our next 2 fundraisers...Decal Drive and Field Touranment at this meeting. 

 

Again...thank you everyone for your time, help and support! See you soon!

Decal Drive! August 13,14,15 5-8pm

The WHS band and color gaurd has been committted to the annual decal drive for over 20 years. This campaign happens every year as the Fall semester begins. We will need every student and at least one of their parents, relatives or adult representative involved to help make this a success.

 

 

 

Committe Chairs: Sandy Bram

Buyout: $50

*The buyout does not excuse students from participating, only the parent. All students must participate

 

What do students do?
1. Go out in to the community ALL 3 nights with their group wearing their band uniform or guard warm ups!
2. Go door to door collecting donations and handing out decals.

3. All students must carry their student IDs.

 
What do parents do?
1. Drive/Chaperone at least 1 night (may or may not be their child's actual group)
2. If parents can't help, please find another adult (21 or older) to fill in for you.
3. If a family does not have an appropriate car, insurances, etc. they can fulfill their part by helping out in the band room.
4. Please sign up to volunteer using the online charms system. Simply go to the charms calendar and click on the hand on the date you want to volunteer OR log into your charms account.

Fundraising

Fireworks Booth

July 1,2,3,4 2018

Times (TBD)

@ 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 6, 2018

5am-Midnight

@ Warren HS

SCSBOA Field Championships

November 17, 2018

5am-Midnight

@ 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

April 20, 2019

8am-11am

@ Warren HS Bear Alley

Annual Concerts!

Winter Concert

December 11th and 12th 2018

@ Downey Civic Theatre

7pm ~ $7 general admission

 

Spring Concert

May 1, 2019

@ Downey Civic Theatre

7pm - $7 general admission

Jazz Band Spring Concert

April 20, 2019

@ Warren HS Bear Alley

$5.00 (gets you breakfast as well)

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