Concert Band

The Concert Band is the second of three traditional wind band ensembles at Warren HS. The concert band meets during 3rd period year round. This band focuses on music around grade level 2.5 - 3.5.  The focus of this ensemble is helping the intermediate level musicians master the concepts and skills needed to perform music that is more difficult and play with a higher level of musicianship.

2018-2019 Performances

  • Winter Concert: Wednesday December 10 - 7pm @  Downey Theatre.
  • SCSBOA Band Festival: Monday March 9th @ Kennedy HS, La Palma (Time TBD)
  • BOA National Band Festival: Friday March 13th @ Cal State Long Beach (Time TBD)
  • Spring Concert: April 30 - 7pm @ Downey Theatre
  • Graduation: May 30th; 7pm @ Long Beach City College

Repertoire History

2018-2019

Festival

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Winter Concert ~ Holiday Music: 

Spring Concert ~ P

 

2017-2018

Festival

  • "Fanfare of Wakakusa Hill" - IIturi Sakai
  • "Southern Hymn" - Samuel Hazo
  • "Earthdance" - Michael Sweeney

Fall Concert ~ Halloween Music: "Shadows Unseen"; 

Winter Concert ~ Holiday Music: "An American Christmas" Robert W. Smith; "Christmas Vacation"; "Christmas Sing-A-Long"

Spring Concert ~ Pixar Cinema: 

 

2016-2017

Festival

  • "Loco Motion" ~ Todd Stalter
  • "Hope" ~ Robert W. Smith
  • "Tsunami" ~ Vince Gassi
  • "Into The Raging River" ~ Steven Reineke

Winter Concert ~The Joyful Sounds of the Holidays (Combined band and choir concert)

Spring Concert ~ Festival Literature

 

2015-2016

Festival

  • "Full Throttle" By Robert W. Smith
  • "Endless Rainbows" By Brian Balmages
  • "Fantasy on an African American Spiritual" Arr. By Bruce Prueinge
Winter Concert ~ The Nutcracker:
Spring Concert ~ The Classics: "Mozart!"; "In The Hall of the Mountain King"; "Adagio"; "Tocatta and Fugue in D minor"
 

2014-2015

  • "Into The Joy of Spring" By James Swearingen
  • "American Flourish" By Robert W. Smith
  • "Clouds that Sail in Heaven" By Todd Stalter

2013-2014

  • "American River Songs" By Pierre La Plant
  • "Amemerland" By Jacod De Haan
  • "Fiera Winds" By Ed Huckeby
  • "Highbridge Excursions" By M. Williams
  • "Nessun Dorma" By Giacomo Puccini Arr. Jay Bocook
  • "Spirit of Troy" By Ralph Ford

2012-2013

  • "Abracadabra" By Frank Ticheli
  • "Northwest Suite" By John O'Reilly
  • "Red River Valley" Arr. Peirre La Plante
  • "Country Wildflowers" Larry Daehn
  • "Academic Festival Overture" Brahms/Curnow
  • "Grant Us They Peace"

2011-2012

  • "Concert Curtain Raiser" by Ross Hastings
  • "On A Hymnsong of Philip Bliss" by David R. Holsinger
  • "The Polar Express" Arr. by Michael Story
  • "I Am" Andrew Boyson Jr.
  • "Yorkshire Ballad" James Barnes
  • "Cumberland Cross" Carl Strommen
  • "The Great Locomotive Chase" Robert W. Smith
  • "Paper Cut" Alex Shapiro
  • "Hymnsong on Philip Bliss" David R. Holsinger
  • "Celebration" Chip Davis Arr. Robert Longfield

2010-2012

  • "Salvation is Created" Pavel Tchesnecoff
  • "Apollo Myth and Legend" Rob Romeyn
  • "Southern Hymn" Samuel R. Hazo
  • "Up" Michael Giacchino Arr. Michael Brown
  • "Fanfare of Wakakusa Hill" Itaru Sakai
  • "American Folk Fantasy" John Edmondson

2009-2010

  • "Concord" Clare Grundman
  • "With Quite Courage" Larry Daehn
  • "Ave Maria" Bieble, Camerson
  • "Prairiesong" Carl Strommen

2008-2009

  • "Ammerland" Jacob de Hann
  • "Kentucky 1800" Clare Grundeman
  • "Northwest Suite" John O'Reilyy
  • "Pacem" Robert Spittal

 

2007-2008

2006-2007

2005-2006

2004-2005

2003-2004

Festival History

2004 University HS District Band Festival 3/26/2004
  Performance 2 Excellent, 1 Superior
  Sight Reading Superior
  Overall Excellent
     
2005 Milikan HS District Band Festival 3/24/2005
  Performance Excellent
  Sight Reading NA
  Overall Excellent
     
2006 La Mirada HS District Band Festival 4/6/2006
  Performance 3 Superiors
  Sight Reading Superior
  Overall Unanimous Superior
     
  Bellflower HS District Band Festival 4/13/2006
  Performance Excellent
  Sight Reading NA
  Overall Excellent
     
  Citrus College Regional Band Festival 5/20/2012
  Performance Excellent
  Sight Reading Superior
  Overall Excellent
     
2007 Long Beach City College District Band Festival 3/13/2007
  Performance Excellent
  Sight Reading Clinic
  Overall Excellent
     
  Excelsior District Band Festival 3/13/2007
  Performance Excellent
  Sight Reading Clinic
  Overall Excellent
     
2008 Whittier HS District Band Festival 3/19/2008
  Performance Unanimous Superior
  Sight Reading Superior
  Overall Unanimous Superior
     
  Kennedy HS District Festival 4/10/2008
  Performance Excellent
  Sight Reading Excellent
  Overall Excellent
     
  Kennedy HS Regional Festival 5/7/2008
  Performance Unanimous Superior
  Sight Reading Superior
  Overall Unanimous Superior
     
2009 Whittier HS District Band Festival 3/11/2009
  Performance Three Excellents
  Sight Reading Excellent
  Overall Excellent
     
  Kennedy HS District Band Festival 4/4/2009
  Performance Unanimous Superior
  Sight Reading Excellent
  Overall Unanimous Superior
     
2010 Santiago HS District Band Festival 3/24/2010
  Performance Excellent
  Sight Reading Excellent
  Overall Excellent
     
  Kennedy HS District Band Festival 3/31/2010
  Performance Excellent
  Sight Reading Excellent
  Overall Excellent
     
2011 Kenedy HS District Band Festival 3/24/2011
  Performance Unanimous Superior
  Sight Reading Excellent
  Overall Unanimous Superior
     
  Excelsior District Band Festival 4/1/2011
  Performance 2 Superiors, 1 Excellent
  Sight Reading Superior
  Overall Superior
  *Decided as a band to not go to regionals because there was only 1 spot available and we wanted both bands to be able to go
     
2012 Whittier HS District Band Festival 3/6/2012
  Performance 2 Excellents, 1 Superior
  Sight Reading Superior
  Overall Excellent
     
  Downey District Band Festival 3/15/2012
  Performance 3 Excellents
  Sight Reading Superior
  Overall Excellent
     
  Excelsior District Band Festival 3/30/2012
  Performance 3 Excellents
  Sight Reading Excellent
  Overall Excellent
     
2013 Downey District Band Festival 3/14/2013
  Performance Unanimous Superior
  Sight Reading Clinic
  Overall Unanimous Superior
     
  Kennedy HS District Band Festival 3/28/2013
  Performance 3 Excellents
  Sight Reading Superior
  Overall Excellent
     
  Kennedy HS Regional Band Festival 5/8/2013
  Performance 3 Superiors
  Sight Reading Good
  Overall Superior
     
2014 Downey District Band Festival 3/6/2014
  Performance Excellent (2 II's, 1 I)
  Sight Reading Excellent
  Overall Excellent
     
  Kennedy HS District Band Festival 3/26/2014
  Performance Superior
  Sight Reading Excellent
  Overall Superior
     
  Kennedy HS Regional Band Festival 5/8/2014
  Performance  
  Sight Reading  
  Overall  
     
2015 Warren Band Fesetival 3/20/2015
  Performance Superior (2I's, 1 II)
  Sight Reading Excellent
  Overall Superior
     
  Hutchinson Band Festival 4/1/2015
  Performance Superior (2I's, 1 II)
  Sight Reading Excellent
  Overall Superior
     
2016 Milikan Band Festival  
  Performance

Excellent (1 I, 2II)

  Sight Reading Superior
  Overall Excellent
     
2017 Milikan Band Festival 3/23/2017
  Performance Excellent (1 I, 2 II)
  Sight Reading (clinic only)
  Overall Excellent
     
2018 Kennedy Band Festival 3/5/2018
  Performance Superior (I,I,I)
  Sight Reading Superior
  Overall  Unanimous Superior
     
  Music For All (CSULB) 3/15/2018
  Performance Superior 
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