Welcome to WHEU

whsheadressWhat is WHEU? We are the West High Entertainment Unit – West High School in Torrance, California. Home of The Warriors. Thanks for stopping by. This is where parents and students will find the latest information related to the Entertainment Unit. Want to know more about WHEU? Visit our About WHEU page.

WHEU 2014 Group Photo

Current Events and News

SCSBOA Concert March 6th

WHEU band members will perform at the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA) competition at La Canada High School.  Wind Ensemble, previously referred to as Concert Band 1, and Concert Band 2 have different performance times at this event.  The two band groups will depart West at different times.  The schedule will be:

Concert Band 2 (2nd and 4th period along with percussion) – call time is 11am in the band room.  Concert Band students should pack a sack lunch and will be given the opportunity to eat prior to changing into concert attire and departing.  Estimated return time is 7pm at West High School.  Have your student contact you as they exit the freeway in Torrance.

Wind Ensemble (1st period and select percussion) – call time is 2pm in the band room.  Students will have eaten lunch prior to this call time.  Students will change into concert attire prior to departing.  Estimated return time is 8:30pm at West High School.  These students will unload the WHEU truck prior to departing for the evening. Have your student contact you when they arrive at WHS.

All students should bring their concert attire to school on Friday am.  There will be rolling racks in the band room to hang up the attire.

Reminder – Concert Band 1 has zero period practice on Friday, March 6th

TUSD Raffle

Support WHEU, West High and TUSD with an opportunity to win a turbo-charged 2015 Lexus NX 200t!  Take a chance on winning this elegant car while supporting our community. Raffle tickets are being sold by Torrance Education Foundation.  Tickets cost $30 each, and $20/ticket is returned to WHEU. 

Turn in the attached ticket form with a check payable to TEF RAFFLE, and WHEUPA will credit your student’s account with 50% of the donation we receive for each ticket purchased.  This is an easy way to cover WHEU expenses, such as the cost of a ticket to the annual WHEU Awards banquet. 

Tickets sales end March 13th.  To receive WHEU credit, download the Lexus Raffle 2015 Form with payment to the WHEUPA mailbox in Mr. Banim’s office no later than Monday, March 9th.  Your raffle tickets will be returned to you. Visit the WHS website for more information (http://www.whs.tusd.org/vnews/display.v/ART/50d3900736cda ). TEF serves the needs of all TUSD students.  Learn more about their mission, directors and supporters at http://www.torranceeducationfoundation.org/.

One final note.  If you purchase your tickets directly from WHS or from another source, you must submit a copy of your donation form to the WHEUPA box in order to get credit to your student account. TEF only tracks the benefiting school/organization, not the donor information.  We can’t credit families if we do not have the donation information.

Concert Season Information

Attention members of Concert Band.  The Torrance SCSBOA competition scheduled for April 1, 2015 has been cancelled.  Due to this cancellation, BOTH concert bands will perform at the March 6th La Canada SCSBOA event.  All band students in Periods 1, 2, 4 and 5 will participate in this event.

SAVE THE DATE for the WHS POPS Concert Wednesday, March 11th, 7pm at the West High Gym. Jazz and Concert Bands (1 and 2) will perform. Come enjoy an evening of music by our students. Call time for students is 6:00pm, in concert attire, at the band room. Students will warm-up prior to the concert.

Admission is $5 for adults; no charge for students/little ones. Gym doors will open for seating by 6:15pm. Color Guard will host a bake sale at this family event. Please plan on supporting them.

Videos and Photos of WHEU In Action

Over 500 new photos have recently been added to the WHEU photo gallery! The Gallery has photos of past and present contributions of our students in action.  We invite anyone who has photos and videos of our students to contribute to the gallery so we can share. Visit the WHEU Multimedia page for links and contribution details and share with your family and friends around the world so they can enjoy our student performances.

SCRIP News

Did you know you can use Scrip to pay for your purchases and your rebates will help pay for future WHEU expenses?  There are 100’s of stores offering rebates. Imagine how much you could earn if you got a rebate on your holiday purchases.  If you haven’t signed up for PrestoPay now might be the time to reconsider. With PrestoPay you can reload cards and purchase ScripNow any time and print it at home in minutes. Scrip can be ordered by logging into your account at https://www.shopwithscrip.com/ . If you have received confirmation that your PrestoPay account has been activated, please choose that as your payment option.

If you have any question about our Scrip program or PrestoPay, you can find detailed explanations by clicking here or contacting Emi Blasman at wheupascrip@yahoo.com.  Scrip is an optional WHEUPA fundraiser.  Net proceeds from a family’s order are credited to that student’s account. Thank you for your support to West High Entertainment Unit

The WHEU Wish List

Check the WHEU Wish List featuring Uniform Care Products.  Donated items can be dropped off in the Wish List Box in the band room.  Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:

Enter your email address. (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot).  Choose the items you would like to donate – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. We greatly appreciate your support.