The Warren Township High School band program involves around 300 students. Musical
organizations include five concert bands, two jazz bands, the “Marching Blue Devils", pep
band, and jazz combos. The High School takes great pride in offering a balanced program
that has received significant recognition for excellence in concert, jazz, and marching band.
Marching Band Program
Marching Blue Devils = Christopher Jenkins, Director
The “Marching Blue Devils” have earned top honors at marching festivals throughout Illinois and
Wisconsin. The marching band finished in the top ten at the State of Illinois Marching
Band Championships in 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2010.
For the 2010 marching season all band students were combined into one marching band - the
largest high school marching band in the state!! Marching over 250 students, the marching
band performs at home football games, 2 parades, at least 2 marching band festivals and the
State of Illinois Marching Band Championship!
Concert Band Program
Symphonic I Band = Kurt Gros, Director
Symphonic II Band = Christopher Jenkins, Director
Concert Band Almond = David Tribley, Director
Concert Band I O'Plaine = Kurt Gros, Director
Concert Band II O'Plaine = Kurt Gros, Director
The Warren Symphonic Band I performed at the 2000 Illinois Music Educators Association
Convention; was one of sixteen bands selected through national audition to perform at the
Bands of America National Concert Band Festival in 1998, 2003, and 2014; has made
fifteen appearances at the prestigious University of Illinois Superstate Invitational Band
Contest with selection as Honor Band in 1991; was selected as the State Champion Band
at the State of Illinois Concert Band Festival in 2004 and 2005; and earned straight
‘Superior’ ratings at the Illinois High School Association Music Organizations Contest since 1985.
The Warren Music Department has finished in the ‘Elite Eight’ of the IHSA Music Sweepstakes for
the past fifteen years finishing as State Runner-Up in 1996, 2001, and 2003.
Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab = David Tribley, Director
Recent honors for the Warren Jazz Ensemble include performances at the Monterey Jazz Festival,
International Association of Jazz Educators Convention and the Midwest International Band and
The Pep Band has been selected twice through competitive audition to perform at the IHSA State
Each year many students are chosen to represent Warren in the Illinois Music Educators Association
All District and All State Concert and Jazz Bands. Students have also enjoyed selection as
members of both the National and Midwest Grammy Bands, which are jazz ensembles of regional
and national high school all stars sponsored by the National Academy of Recording Arts and
Science. Special thanks go to our outstanding middle and elementary school instructors, studio
faculty, and the Warren Band Boosters.