What 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 to know more about WHEU? Visit our About WHEU page.
Current Events and Activities
WHS POPS Concert Coming Soon
SAVE THE DATE for the WHS POPS Concert Wednesday, March 12th, 7pm at the West High Gym. Jazz and Concert Bands (1, 2 and 3) will perform. Come enjoy an evening of music by our students. Call time 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.
SCSBOA at Armstrong Theater
WHS Concert Bands 1, 2 and 3 will perform at the Torrance SCSBOA at the Armstrong Theater on Thursday, March 13th. Performance times vary for the three bands:
- Concert Band 3 (Period 2) call time in uniform: 2:30pm @ WHS. Est. return ~5pm.
- Concert Band 2 (Period 4) call time in uniform: 4pm @ WHS. Est. return ~7pm.
- Concert Band 1 (Period 1) call time in uniform: 5:45pm @ WHS. Est. return ~8:45pm.
Concert Band 3 must bring their uniforms (black pants or skirt, white shirt, black long tie, black sock, black shoes, in their garment bags by Thursday morning March 13th. Students will change into their uniforms during lunch in the band room.
Freshman Concert Attire:
Boys: Must provide/wear black pants, black socks, black dress shoes (marching shoes ok), white dress shirt, long black tie.
Girls: Must provide/wear a black dress, or black skirt or black pants with black or white blouse. Dress shoes are required.
Upperclassman Concert Attire (Grades 10-12)
BOYS: Tuxedo (Jacket, Pants and Bowtie), white shirt, black socks and black dress shoes (marching shoes are ok). Please keep your concert attire in your garment bag.
GIRLS: Concert dress and black dress shoes. Stud earrings only – no other jewelry.
Garment bags may also be used. Everyone should try their concert attire on at home and make any necessary hemming adjustments. Remember DO NOT cut any material when hemming.
42nd Annual Spirit Day
Many Thanks to all those who volunteered at Spirit Day this weekend. Some parents even completed extra shifts to fill unmet needs. We greatly appreciate you support. WHS hosted nearly 2500 performers and guests. It was quite a party. Congratulations to Sue Ericksen and the Drill/Hip Hop teams for this fantastic competition.
Here is a sample video of the Color Guards performance. More videos can be found on YouTube by clicking here. To view photos of Spirit Day click here to visit the Photo Gallery. Parents, please let us know if you have photos to contribute to the web site too.
Submit the downloadable order form with payment to the WHEUPA mailbox in Mr. Banim’s office no later than Monday, March 17th
The annual TEF fundraiser is underway with raffle tickets being sold for a 2014 Lexus Hybrid. Tickets cost $30 each, and TEF returns $20/ticket to the selling school/organization. This is a great way to benefit your student, support WHEUPA and possibly win a new Lexus.
Turn in the downloadable 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 you sell. For example, by selling just three tickets your student’s account will be credited $30. This is an easy way to cover expenses, such as the cost of a ticket to the annual WHEU Awards banquet. Download the 2014 TEF flyer
WHEU Schedule Updates
Armed Forces Day Parade
West High School will be marching in the 55th Torrance Annual Armed Forces Day Parade on Saturday May 17, 2014. Check the Events Calendar for practice dates.
Visit our Multimedia page for WHEU Photos and Videos
WHEU has photo galleries of past and present contributions of our students in action. A NEW Flickr photo gallery has now been set up for the 2013-2014 school year. 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.
WHEU Students Travel The World!
This past summer over 140 students, instructors and parents traveled on an incredible European tour of six countries, providing four amazing concerts to hundreds of spectators. The West High Entertainment Unit is one of the most traveled musical organizations in the western United States. Visit our European Tour page for more details.