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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.


Current Events and News

Concert Season Begins

Concert season is fast approaching and you may be wondering – whatever shall I wear? Our first performance will be the Pops Concert on March 9th at West High and there is some preparation needed to get our WHEU students all looking their best.

Wind Ensemble (Period 1 students plus some Period 5 percussion students) &
Jazz Band:

The students will mostly be wearing attire provided by the school.  The gentlemen will be loaned a tux (jacket, pants and bowtie), but must provide their own white, long-sleeved dress shirt, black shoes and socks (marching band shoes & socks are fine). The ladies will be loaned a long, black dress.

The fittings for the concert attire will be on Wednesday, February 10th from 2:30 until 5:30 p.m..  Signups will be in the band room the week before.  If you absolutely cannot make it on Wednesday, you may sign up for the makeup day on Thursday after school.

Advanced Band  (Period 2 and 4 and remainder of Period 5 students)

Please provide the following for your student:

Gentlemen: Black slacks, white, long-sleeved dress shirt, a black tie and black shoes & socks (marching band shoes & socks are fine).

Ladies: Either a black dress that hits just above the knees or longer, or black pants/white blouse with black dress shoes.

If you have any questions, please contact me, Laurie Craig at uniforms@wheupa.org

We Love A Parade!

West High School has been selected to perform at the Philadelphia Freedom Parade on  Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2016! Congratulations to WHEU for this amazing opportunity. More details will be announced so stay tuned. Go WEST!

Tribute to Mr. Jim “Papa” Banim From Former Student

Former West High alumni and band member David Law posted a very nice tribute to WHEU’s prior band director Jim Banim. As you may know, senior Banim is being released from the hospital just in time for the holidays after spending several weeks going through a bone marrow transplant procedure. David Law had posted this tribute on Facebook, and here is the link to view the video for all to see. Well done David and thank you for sharing!

The High School Years- Episode 2: “Zero Period”

Link to Jim Banim’s Facebook Page

Entertainment Unit Promo Video

We now have a promotional video for the Unit that our band director will use as an example for new event opportunities – and to encourage new students to join in upcoming seasons. The West High Entertainment Unit is a prestigious organization with a heritage of pride and excitement, and has traveled the globe to entertain. Here is the video for your viewing pleasure. Go West!

Amazing Arial View Of “The New World” Field Show

Ever wonder what its like to watch our WHEU students from the sky? Wonder no more! Thanks to one of our WHEU parents, we have a drone view of the fifth home game field show performance. Click the video below to watch this incredible view. Be sure to click the enlarge button to see in full monitor view. Enjoy!

This sky view video is on the new WHEU YouTube video channel. Anyone wanting to subscribe to receive updates for future WHEU video postings, CLICK HERE and then SUBSCRIBE.  All past videos posted by SouthBayNorm will remain on that YouTube channel. Thank you for viewing , enjoying and sharing the videos posted on either channel.

To see more videos and photos of our WHEU students in action, visit our Multimedia page.

Scrip Can Pay Your Student Expenses

Scrip is an excellent opportunity to help pay for some or all of your student’s WHEU expenses such as contribution fees and the annual Spring Banquet. Its easy and NO ADDITIONAL cost to you.

Complete details of the WHEU Scrip program can be found by clicking here or contacting Emi Blasman at scrip@wheupa.org  Scrip is an optional WHEUPA fundraiser.  Net proceeds from a family’s order are credited to that student’s account.

Videos and Photos of WHEU In Action

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.