Welcome to the Warren Central High School "Big Blue" band program in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Warren Central High School Band has a long standing tradition of excellence. "Big Blue" presently has 175 plus members. Each Friday night during football season, the band performs for thousands in Vicksburg, and all across the state of Mississippi.

During the spring, the students are divided into three superior rated concert bands. "Big Blue" serves as one of the largest student organizations at Warren Central High School. Both the students, and directors would like to thank the community and entire city of Vicksburg for their continued support.

Mr. Alan Arendale - Director of Bands & Wind Ensemble Director

Alan Arendale has been the Band Director at Warren Central High School since 2000. He is responsible for all facets of the band program from recruiting students into beginner band, Junior High Bands, and High School marching and concert ensembles.

Originally from Memphis, TN, Mr. Arendale attended Southaven High School, where he was Drum Major and a member of the Mississippi Lionís All-State Band. He was Assistant Band Director in Kosciusko, Corinth, and Warren Central Junior High School before making his home in Vicksburg.

He has a Bachelorís Degree in Music Education from Delta State University and is a National Board Certified Teacher. Mr. Arendale is a member of Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Kappa Lambda, Omicron Delta Kappa, the Mississippi Bandmasterís Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He and his wife, Melynn, enjoy singing in choir and playing hand-bells at church. They have 2 children, Aubrey and Avery.

Assistant Director's are Mrs. Melynn Arendale, Mr. Andrew Bonner, Mr. Jace McMullin, Mrs. Jessica Bonner and Mr. Nathan Ball.
Mississippi Bandmasters Association

Mississippi Lions All-State Band
Vicksburg Warren School District