Long-time Bands of America adjudicator Ed Warren passed away suddenly on May 11, 2015 at the age of 58. A resident of Lake Columbia, Michigan, Ed was born in Windsor Canada on March 24, 1957.
Ed Warren was a judge for Bands of America, Drum Corps International and Winter Guard International since 1990, adjudicating at the finals for these organizations many times. Mr. Warren has been a performer in a number of groups ranging from marching to orchestral. He was principal timpanist with the symphonic band and symphony orchestra at the University of Windsor, played with the Allen Park Michigan Symphony, the Windsor Youth Symphony and the Essex County Arts Concert Band. Mr. Warren has also been a guest adjudicator for Drum Corps Japan and many other state and independent contests.
He and his wife Peggy owned Warren Creative Designs, where they worked as a team with Ed choreographing and Peggy teaching. Ed was also a Sales Representative for Quinlan and Fabish Music Company and a Judge/Coordinator for Michigan Competitive Band Association.
In addition to adjudication experience, Mr. Warren has written visual programs for numerous bands, drum corps, winter guards and winter percussion groups, including many circuit, state, regional and world finalists or winners. His skill and dedication to the schools he served will be remembered and he will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife Peggy and his son James Warren.
A visitation will be held at the Borek Jennings – Braun Chapel in Brooklyn, Michigan on Sunday, May 17th from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. The funeral service will take place at St. Rita’s Catholic Church on Monday, May 18th at 11am.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the family for future designation at the below address:
Peggy & James Warren
223 Claremont Circle
Brooklyn, MI 49230
For Ed Warren’s official obituary, please visit https://www.borekjennings.com/obituaries/obituary-listings?obId=498317#/obituaryInfo.