A Message From Our Students

         There is something special about being at West High School and being a part of one of the premier band programs in Southern California.  The West High Entertainment Unit (WHEU) is at the core of excitement generated by fans at the high school stadium.  Members of WHEU not only are assured of having a “first class” band experience, but are able to avail themselves of a top level education at a very fine school. 


            The students who are members of the WHEU are dedicated individuals who strive to be the best possible musicians and endeavor to maintain high academic standards.  Members of the WHEU are given the opportunity to become an integral part of the high school through participation in one of the most highly respected and successful organizations on campus. Opportunities for personal growth through leadership positions are available to qualified students. The WHEU has been extremely successful in competitions and festivals, receiving numerous awards in parades and field competitions, while the Wind Ensemble and Advanced Band have received “superior” ratings at SCSBOA festivals. 


            Of all the recognition the WHEU has received, I am most proud of the quality of the young people who represent West High School through membership in the Entertainment Unit. I encourage you to give serious consideration to becoming a part of our proud tradition---

The West High Entertainment Unit.



We hope you will join us!!!







Vince Banim

Director of Bands