Welcome to WHEU

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 know more about WHEU? Visit our About WHEU page.

Current Events and News

Band Directors – Register Now for the 2014 South Bay Invitational

The 2014 South Bay Invitational registration forms and details are available from our download page by clicking here. We look forward to an exciting competition.


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:    http://vols.pt/d1pSsA.  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

2014 Field Show Preparation – Can you help?

The title of the 2014 WHEU field show is “In the 5th” featuring a mix of classical, contemporary and jazz music with dynamic performances by the visual performance team (color guard and drill team) and band members.

The show theme will be accentuated by four large backdrops (10’x10’ structures) on the field.  The outline for the artwork is complete. We will begin painting this coming Saturday, August 30, 1-5pm at WHS band room. Come join the fun!  Bring your favorite paint brush.  No experience or special skills required.  We’ll have the paint and other materials on-hand.

Rather not paint but good with tools?  We have some handyman jobs.  Bring your tool box. We’ll put you to work. Email wheupa@gmail.com if you plan to attend so we know how many helpers to expect.

Calling those who sew.  We will be making 60 flags for the fall field show.  We need a team to cut, iron and sew fabric.  The work can be done at school (will arrange for sewing nights) or at your home.  Pattern and fabric will be provided.  Email wheupa@gmail.com attention SEWING to be a part of the team.

Every hour of parent participation saves our group significant expense. 

Did you remember to order a 2014 Theme T-shirt?

The order form with this year’s artwork is attached.  Final deadline for theme shirt orders is Friday, September 5th.  Order form with payment may be left in the WHEUPA mailbox in Mr. Banim’s office.  To download the order form Click Here.

Support WHEU with a Tribute or Business Ad

Place an ad in the South Bay Invitational program book.  The donation form is attached. Ask a relative, neighbor, friend, doctor, dentist, or local business owner to place an ad in our program.  With nearly 3,000 attendees, this is a great way to advertise a business.

Artwork and payment are due by Monday, September 15.  Email artwork to wheupa@gmail.com as soon as possible.  Donations payable to WHEUPA may be turned into the WHEUPA mailbox in Mr. Banim’s office. To download the donation form Click Here.

Help Wanted – Attention all Party Planners

WHEUPA is looking for a concession chair (or two).  Concessions are a major source of revenue for WHEUPA.  Lots of help will be provided. Please contact wheupa@gmail.com to learn how you can help.

Attention Unit Parents and Students: Paperwork Due

Due August 16th: TUSD Clearance packet, with current physical; TUSD transportation contribution; WHEU Contribution #3.  The school district requires you to have medical insurance for your student in order for them to participate.  The school district offers inexpensive insurance through Myers-Stevens and flyers are available in the school office.

Revised 2014-2015 Calendar Updates

The calendar of events for the 2014-2015 school year is available from our downloads page by clicking here. The online web calendar also has a new feature where you can add events directly to your smart phone or tablet calendar using iCAL. Just visit the calendar and update the entire months events to your phone or you can select individual events by day with iCAL or Google Calendar.

Have you signed up for Just Between Friends yet?

To receive emails from WHEUPA regarding schedules and information you must register as follows:

1.    Go to www.justbetweenfriends.com
2.    Click on Accept your Group Invite
3.     “Did you receive an invitation code from a group leader?”   Click yes
4.    “Please enter the group invitation code”   Enter   whsentertainment
5.    Continue to follow directions given.

Visit our Multimedia page for WHEU Photos & Videos

WHEU has photo galleries 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.