Marching Band & Color Guard

The Marching Band & Color Guard is a competitive field band that is in season from June to January.  There is a music and marching audition required to be part of this group.  In the summer the marching band rehearses long hours in preparation for the fall field show competitive season. The WHS marching band performs at all home football games and provides support and spirit to the WHS and Downey Community.

Field Show Archive

2003

Into The Raging River

Music: Lewis Norfleet

Drill: 

 

SCSBOA 4A Championships

5th Place 82.45

2004

Reflections

Music: Lewis Norfleet

Drill: 

 

SCSBOA 4A Championships

5th Place 79.8

 

2005

New World Era

Music: Lewis Norfleet

Drill: 

 

SCSBOA 4A Championships

6th Place 72

2006

Beethoven's 5th

Music: 

Drill: 

 

SCSBOA 4A Championships

10th Place 78.15

2007

Medussa

Music: Key Poulan

Drill: 

 

SCSBOA 5A Championships

6th Place 85.2

2008

Winter Sketches

Music: Andrew Yozviak, Darren Hazlett

Drill: 

 

SCSBOA 5A Championships

8th Place 81.3

2009

Groove!!

Music: Michael Pote, Michael McIntosh

Drill: 

 

SCSBOA 4A Championships

5th Place 82.1

2010

Music of Queen

Music: Lewis Norfleet

Drill: Aaron Zeilinger

 

SCSBOA 4A Championships

DNQ

2011

Bach for a New Millennium

Music: Michael Pote, Michael McIntosh

Drill: Scott Bilbruck

 

SCSBOA 4A Championships

Bronze 86.75

2012

Hereo's Fallen Not Forgotten

Music: Key Poulan

Drill: Scott Bilbruck

 

SCSBOA 5A Championships

83.41

2013

The Choice

Music: Lewis Norfleet

Drill: Scott Bilbruck

 

SCSBOA 5A Championships

5th Place 86

2014

Shogun

Music: Lewis Norfleet

Drill: Scott Bilbruck

 

SCSBOA 4A Championships

Bronze 88.2

2015

Great Western Kingdom

Music: Rob Stein, Nathan Langford

Drill: Scott Bilbruck

 

SCSBOA 4A Championships

4th Place 86.4

2016

Bluegoran

Music: Rob Stein, Allen Makishima, Nathan Langford

Drill: Scott Bilbruck

 

SCSBOA 4A Championships

Bronze 92.7

2017

Wonderful World

Music: Rob Stein, Allen Makishima, Jackson Lai

Drill: Scott Bilbruck

 

SCSBOA 4A Championships

Gold 92.7

A Golden Result!

Congrats Warren Band & Color Guard on earning your first

Gold Medal in SCSBOA 4A Championships!

A HUGE congratulations to the students for performing their hearts out at SCSBOA Champioships Saturday Nov. 18th. Going in seeded 1st and coming out with the Gold Medal, WOW! As band director, I am most impressed with how the students handled themselves both on and off the field as young adults and the fact that they worked very hard to get where they are. The students at Warren do not take their success for granted and work hard building their skill set while also working hard off the field. There is no subsitute for hard work! This years field show was very challenging. Students were tasked with difficult techinical passages, fast and alternating tempos, lots of soli exposed phrases, difficult dynamic considerations, challenging choreography, etc. Some students had to learn to play trombone while several students were tasked with solo's. This year's visual work challenged students to twist, turn, shake, rise, fall, run, crawl all while remaining emotionally engaged to the shows intent.  

 

Every year is incredible and there have been many terrific Warren band and color guarrds for decades. The past is just as rich in musical/performance success and quality teaching and learning at Warren as is the present. The 2017 marching season was a product of years of build up. Having an established staff and culture is essential to creating success - and that is one of the bricks we laid many years ago. The same goes for the parent support team. Our booster oganization and parents and have been working hard for many years learning to execute successful fundraisers that reep meaningful profits that sustain the program. 

 

Thank you students for working hard, giving your best and responding positively to instruction. Your desire to be a classy and high achieving ensemble is inspirational to be around. You are among the best Warren has to offer.

Thank you staff for your vision and hard work helping each section/student always work to get better every run through. 

Thank you booster executive board for giving up so much of your time and talents to help ensure a high level of success off the field!

Thank you parents for respecting the marching band schedule and allowing your child to be part of our team. Many thanks for also volutneering and donating to so many events this summer/fall.

Thank you to all the dads/parents that built props, pulled trailers, etc. You guys are amazing!

Thank you Warren admin, faculty, staff as well as district admin for your support and "yes" attitude. You allowed us to host 3 competitions this fall, go on an overnight trip and gave us encouragment.

Thank you Jenifer Donaldson and Karen Montgomery for designing and creating a beautiful and effective costume for the band. 

 

Fall 2017 - Wonderful World. An amazing season achieved by amazing people! Congrats everyone! 

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, Sydney Romanes - 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 - 2017 Warren Field Show
WHS FULL SHOW.mp3
MP3 audio file [10.2 MB]

2018 Show: TBD

For the fall of 2018 we will once again be composing and designing from scratch and original idea and composition.

2018 Performance & Competition Schedule

Results

2014 Field Season Results Recap
2014 Recap.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [314.7 KB]
2015 Field Season Results Recap
2015 Recap.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [337.5 KB]
2016 Field Season Results Recap
2016 Recap.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [494.1 KB]
2017 Field Season Results Recap
2017 Recap.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [509.2 KB]

Posture and Technique Examples

Drill Animation

Judges Commentary

Champiosnips - Auxiliary Judge
SamsonAux.MP3
MP3 File [8.9 MB]
Championships - Percussion Judge
CillonizPerc.MP3
MP3 File [8.3 MB]
Championships - Music Effect Judge
WamplerME.MP3
MP3 File [9.7 MB]
Championships - Music Performance Judge 1
ShetlandMP1.MP3
MP3 File [8.5 MB]
Championships - Music Performance Judge 2
GomezMP2.MP3
MP3 File [8.7 MB]
Championships - Visual Effect Judge
SalyersVE.MP3
MP3 File [8.3 MB]
Championships - VIsual Performance Judge
BarronVP.MP3
MP3 File [9.0 MB]
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