Marching Band/Wind Ensemble

--latest news--
Pre-Festival Concert Thursday, 2/13/20 @ 7pm in the BOHS PAC
Hello everyone! 
I’d like to introduce a brand new concert this year! Our first ever Instrumental Music Pre-Festival Concert! Next Thursday, 2/13 at 7pm will be a chance for parents, teachers, other students... basically anyone and everyone to come experience our festival performance set! The BOHS Jazz Band, Chamber Orchestra, and Wind Ensemble will be performing. The concert will be an opportunity for our students to get experience performing their music in a professional concert setting, and is intended to be a learning experience in preparation for our adjudicated festival performances in March. 
There will be no tickets required for entry to this concert, so all are welcome! We will be asking for donations to the program at the door (suggesting $10 per person), and we will have a few FUN fundraisers for the evening! All BOHS and BJH Instrumental Music students (including Color Guard) are more than welcome to join us!
Student Reminders: 
We will have a After School Rehearsal for all Wind Ensemble members on Tuesday 2/11 from 3-4:30pm.
Dress Code is Formal Concert Black:
     Boys: black dress shoes, socks, dress pants, and tie; white dress shirt (Jazz band uses a black dress shirt - tie supplied by director)
     Girls: all black long formal dress (must be below knee while sitting), and black dress socks and shoes (or same as boys is OK)
Call Time is "performance ready" at 6:30pm in the band room (PAC1).
Let me know if there are any questions/comments/concerns! I hope to see you all there!



8K volunteer overview

Hello Everyone! 

I'd like to take a moment to map out the volunteer expectations for students and parents regarding the quickly approaching Brea 8K Classic on Sunday, February 23rd, 2020!
First of all, if you are unaware, the Brea 8K Classic is band's primary fundraiser for the whole year. We expect to raise around $20-30,000+ through this event! Our band program would look drastically different without this fundraiser (much smaller in staff and capabilities), and without it we would have to come up with many other fundraisers to raise enough money to keep this program at its current capacity. It is critical that we get maximum volunteer participation from students and parents/adults to ensure we have a successful event! 
ALL STUDENTS in the instrumental music program (band, color guard, drumline, orchestra, etc) are expected to volunteer for the following events:
Saturday 2/8/20, 8K Flyer Distribution (all students except Seniors - select parent drivers also needed)
Friday 2/21/20, approx. 3pm-7pm, Bag Stuffing (all students!)
Saturday 2/22/20, Trailer Loading (select students according to sign up)
Sunday 2/23/20, Brea 8K Classic RACE DAY (ALL STUDENTS + 1 adult volunteer!!)
We will very soon have a sign up list in the Band Room for student volunteer positions. 
Students need to fill out permission slips (and have parents sign) for their volunteer service by the end of this week! BTW - All 8K hours can be counted towards your community service hours, so don’t forget to bring your paperwork to get signed!
In addition to student volunteers, the band boosters expect to fill enough parent volunteer slots equal to 1 adult per student in the program for Race Day on Sunday 2/23/20. 
Please sign up to volunteer on Race Day February 23rd, using this sign up genius.  Again, please focus on filling the SET UP job. The set up of the Brea 8K is is the responsibility of the BOHS band. It’s quite early, but you’ll get breakfast and be done early and have the rest of the day to yourself (you’ll also stay out of the heat of the afternoon during pack-up).
This is a HUGE event for our program and we need as much help as possible! It's also a lot of fun and helps build a strong community as well as life skills for our students!
More details in the weeks to come!
James Charrette
Director of Instrumental Music at Brea Olinda High School



Hello Everyone!
     2020 is already moving fast! Here's a list of the schedule for the next few weeks. We have the Clothing & Textile fundraiser this Saturday 1/18, 8am-2pm, so start rooting through your closets for items to donate! 
     I'd like to schedule one after-school rehearsal with Wind Ensemble on Tuesday 2/11 from 3pm-4:30pm. Please mark your calendars. 
     All students who are not Seniors are expected to take part in our Flyer Distribution on February 8th (morning) in support of the Brea 8K Classic. I'll send out more information regarding the Brea 8K soon, and expect emails from our Boosters as well. 
     Students, please plan ahead for basketball games, we will START PLAYING 5 minutes before the game starts, so don't be late! Also, please wear your band T-shirt and jeans to basketball games. I know about our Winter Drumline conflicts and will let the students know how we want to go about that shortly.
Friday 1/17, Basketball Games: 5:25pm~8:30pm - Group 3
Saturday 1/18, Clothing & Textile Fundraiser, 8am-2pm
Saturday 1/18, Winter Drumline @ NAMM (9am~6pm)

Monday 1/20, MLK Day (no school) 

Tuesday 1/21, Girls Basketball Game: 6:55pm~8:30pm - Group 4
Friday 1/24, Basketball Games: 5:25pm~8:30pm - Group 1
Tuesday 1/28, Basketball Games: 5:25pm~8:30pm - Group 2
Friday 1/31, Staff Dev. Day (no school)
Saturday 2/1, Winter Color Guard Classification Show @ Woodbridge HS (Irvine)
Tuesday 2/4, Boys Basketball Game: 6:55pm~8:30pm - Group 3
Thursday 2/6, Girls Basketball Game: 6:55pm~8:30pm - Group 4
Saturday 2/8, Flyer Distribution for Brea 8K Classic (all students except Seniors!)
Tuesday 2/11, Wind Ensemble Afterschool Rehearsal, 3pm-4:30pm
Thursday 2/13, Pre-Festival Concert (Wind Ens., Jazz Band, Chamber Orch.)
Friday 2/21, Brea 8K Bag Stuffing (all students!)
Saturday 2/22, Brea 8K trailer loading
Sunday 2/23 Brea 8K Classic

No photo description available.James Charrette
Director of Instrumental Music at Brea Olinda High School



Hello Everyone!
The end of the year is already close at hand! We have a lot of performances over the next 2 weeks so please read this email carefully. 
We have a parent information meeting for Winter Drumline AND for Winter Color Guard tomorrow at 7pm - if you're at all interested in MAYBE doing either group, please come to these meetings so you can get some very important information.
Basketball season is upon us! We send a band to all home varsity basketball games. There are so many games that I've divided the band into 4 groups to lighten the workload - each person is expected to attend when their groups is called upon. The list of who is in which group is at the bottom of the email. You are allowed to trade with someone with the same instrument if a date doesn't work for you but please just let me know in advance. Games typically last around 2 hours - some of the dates will have both Girls and Boys basketball games and students are expected to perform at both games.
Thursday 12/5 
     3-5pm Winter Color Guard Workshop,
     5-7pm Color Guard Rehearsal
     7pm Winter Color Guard Parent Information Meeting
Thursday 12/5 
     5-7pm Winter Drumline Workshop (everyone)
     7pm Winter Drumline Parent Information Meeting
Tuesday 12/10
     3-6pm (or when finished) Evening of the Arts Dress Rehearsal 
          -Band goes first, jazz goes last, colorguard & orchestra in the middle
     3:15pm-3:30pm - Drumline performs cadences for 30 year Anniversary Celebration
     6pm - Girls Basketball Game - Groups 3 & 4 (everyone not in jazz band)
Wednesday 12/11
     12:25pm - Chamber Orchestra Performance at Girls League Luncheon
Evening of the Arts Performance
     Rehearsal Start time: 6:15pm  be ready to perform in your chair - percussion set up beforehand
     Dress Code: Concert Black - A pop of holiday color is acceptable as long as it doesn't affect the performance.
          Boys: black dress shoes, socks, belt, tie, white long sleeve dress shirt
          Girls: All Black formal-concert-attire - dresses must be below the knees while sitting down! Black formal pants/pantsuits are fine
          Jazz: Same as above but Don't forget your black shirt! I will provide the jazz ties.
     Performance Start: 7pm
     *after students are done performing for the evening they may pack up and leave. Please don't leave if you have to perform later in the show (i.e. Jazz Band)
12/12 Thursday 
     Assembly of the Arts (during the school day - students are released periods 1-4)
     5-7pm - Winter Drumline Battery Auditions (battery only)
12/13 Friday
     Winter Rally - band performs
    5:30pm - Girls Basketball Game - Groups 1 & 2
12/17 Tuesday
     5pm & 7pm Basketball Games - Group 1
First Name Last Name Basketball Group Instrument
Avery Yerkish 1 Baritone
Jonathan Furumizo 1 Clarinet
Claire Seo 1 Clarinet
JohnPaul (JP) Simental 1 Clarinet
Nolan Guss 1 Drum Major/Clarinet
Enzo La 1 Flute
Clara Lee 1 Flute
Logan Anderson 1 Percussion - Battery - bass 3
Robert Hernandez 1 Percussion - Pit
Katelyn Salazar 1 Percussion - Pit
Eason Huynh 1 Percussion - Pit 
Nicholas Coop 1 Saxophone - Alto
Jacqueline Piepkorn 1 Saxophone - Alto
Nicholas Clements 1 Saxophone - Tenor
Benjamin Yates 1 Saxophone - Tenor
Madison Berchtold 1 Trombone
Mark Bailey 1 Trombone
Abinav Bose 1 Trumpet
Neil Azimi 1 Trumpet
Joseph Saez 1 Tuba
Joshua Garcelon 2 Baritone
Ray Lee 2 Clarinet
Ian Kim 2 Clarinet
Josiah Britzman 2 Clarinet
Annie Li 2 Drum Major/Clarinet
Abra Marquez 2 Flute
Alice Chung 2 Flute
Renny Song 2 Percussion - Pit
Reena Boulis 2 Percussion - Pit
Jeremy Meza 2 Percussion - Pit 
Gerardo (Lalo) Gaeta 2 Saxophone - Alto
Christopher Furumizo 2 Saxophone - Alto
Preston Giang 2 Saxophone - Tenor
Benjamin Bourgeois 2 Trombone
Jill Garcelon 2 Trombone
Alyssa Casiple 2 Trumpet
Ethan Oh 2 Tuba
Rebecca Park 3 Baritone
Rachel Lim 3 Clarinet
Emily Evert 3 Clarinet
Andrew La 3 Clarinet
Christian (C.J.) Quion 3 Drum Major/Trumpet
Elaine Ahn 3 Flute
Julia Sciarrotta 3 Percussion - Battery - bass 2
Isaiah Nava 3 Percussion - Pit
Nicholas De Porto 3 Percussion - Pit
Ashley Chen 3 Percussion - Pit 
Jonathan Ng 3 Saxophone - Alto
David Lim 3 Saxophone - Tenor
Garrison Manson 3 Trombone
Reid Mitchell 3 Trombone
Jeremiah (Jeremy) Sosa 3 Trumpet
Robert Schouten 3 Tuba
Cody Thurman 4 Baritone
Joanna Park 4 Clarinet
Jacob Ng 4 Clarinet
Sohee Kim 4 Flute
John Tergina 4 Mellophone
Junseok (Jonathan) Song 4 Mellophone
Augustine Pena 4 Percussion - Battery - bass 1
Dean McBride 4 Percussion - Pit
Nicholas Ruiz 4 Percussion - Pit
Michael Turner 4 Percussion - Pit 
Matthew Rodriguez 4 Saxophone - Alto
Elijah Min 4 Saxophone - Bari
Caleb Kim 4 Saxophone - Bari
Ishwari Patel 4 Saxophone - Tenor
Devin Sibrian 4 Trombone
Nicholas Reed 4 Trumpet
Jacob Anderson 1,2 Percussion - Battery - snare
Andrew Castaneda 1,2 Percussion - Battery - tenor
Eric Roberts 3,4 Percussion - Battery - snare
Damon Cooper 3,4 Percussion - Battery - tenor
Tickets for the 2019 Evening of the Arts showcase concert are available online now! This one-time event happens next Wednesday, December 11th at 7pm in the BOHS PAC. The concert regularly sells out so get your tickets now! VIP Tickets are $15 and include Hot Cocoa and Cookies at intermission. General Admission is $12. Tickets are available online or directly through Mr Charrette in the music office (PAC1).
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Reminder of Student Responsibilities:
Tuesday 12/10
     3-6pm (or when finished) Evening of the Arts Dress Rehearsal 
          -Band goes first, jazz goes last, colorguard & orchestra in the middle
Evening of the Arts Performance
     Call time: 6:15pm  be ready to perform in your chair - percussion will need to arrive early to set up beforehand
     Dress Code: Concert Black - A pop of holiday color is acceptable as long as it doesn't affect the performance.
          Boys: black dress shoes, socks, belt, tie, white long sleeve dress shirt
          Girls: All Black formal-concert-attire - dresses must be below the knees while sitting down! Black formal pants/pantsuits are fine
          Jazz: Same as above but don't forget your black shirt! I will provide the jazz ties.
     Performance Start: 7pm
     *after students are done performing for the evening they may pack up and leave. Please don't leave if you have to perform later in the show (i.e. Jazz Band)
I hope to see everyone there!
James Charrette
Director of Instrumental Music at Brea Olinda High School



Hello Everyone!
My apologies as I've been very behind on getting information out lately. Here's the schedule and information for this week. Everyone, please join us on Wednesday for our first ever Fall Concert!
Tuesday, 11/19 Afterschool Marching Band Rehearsal 3:30pm-7pm
Tuesday, 11/19 Fall Concert Dress Rehearsal (Jazz Band Only) 7pm-8pm in the PAC
*this might be cancelled depending on how we feel after rehearsal tomorrow.
Wednesday, 11/20 Fall Instrumental Music Concert, 7pm
*Students have a 6:30pm call time in concert attire.
Since I'm expecting a smaller audience (Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Band are the only two groups performing), I have decided to not sell tickets for this concert and will instead be asking for an optional donation to the program at the door (cash or check - made out to "BOHS Instrumental Music"). I'm going to suggest a $10 per ticket donation. Seating will be open, first come, first served. Come join us! All are welcome!
Saturday, 11/23 CSBC Finals Competition
Huntington Beach High School
1905 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
**If at all possible trailer will be loaded Friday afternoon**
5:30am - Call Time at BOHS
5:45am - Busses Depart
6:30am-7:15am - Arrive, Unload, Dress into Uniform, Move to Warm Up
7:15-8:15am - Warm Up (area "C")
8:25am - Gate Time
8:30am - Performance
8:45am-9:45am - Return to Trailer/Busses, Load, Dress out
~9:45am - Students released to watch shows & eat
11:45am - Division 4A Finals Awards
12:15pm - Return to Busses - depart for BOHS
~1:00pm - Arrive at BOHS, pack up
~1:15pm - approx. Student Dismissal
Early morning, but also an early release. Remember to get lots of sleep and eat a big breakfast!
Thank you!





Hello everyone!

Sorry this is late getting out. I was awaiting final confirmation regarding stadium usage. Here's the itinerary for this Saturday's Semi-Finals Competition! I would like to have a rehearsal in the morning before the event so students should plan on bringing or getting their own lunch.

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - CSBC Semi Finals 3A/4A

@ Capistrano Valley High School 26301 Via Escolar, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
*9am CALL TIME for everyone - everyone help move to the field together*
9:30am-12noon Rehearsal @ BOHS Stadium
12:00pm-2:00pm - Load & Lunch
     *Percussion & Contras & field crew Load Trailer directly from the stadium
1:50pm - Load & board busses
2:00pm - Busses Depart BOHS
3:00pm - Arrive at Capistrano Valley High School
3:15pm-4:00pm - Unload, dress into uniform, move to warm up
4:00pm-5:00pm - Warm Up (area "D")
5:10pm - Gate time
5:15pm - Performance
5:30pm-6:15pm - Change out of uniform, pack & load
6:15pm-9:30pm - Students dismissed to eat & watch shows
9:30pm - Awards
~10:00pm - return to Busses - depart
~10:45pm - Arrive at BOHS, pack up & Dismissal




Hello Everyone! 
This Friday 11/8/19 at 7pm is a HOME CIF PLAYOFF FOOTBALL GAME!! Call time will be 5:30pm!(percussion is earlier) I'm excited to get another performance of our full show before the competition on Saturday!
Below is the itinerary for November 9th's Mayfair Competition AT BELLFLOWER HS (RON YARY STADIUM). Be aware that this event is NOT at Mayfair HS, it is at Bellflower HS. Sorry this is a little late getting out.
11/9/19 Mayfair HS Field Tournament 
12:15pm - Percussion/Contra Call Time (load trailers)
12:45pm - Band/Color Guard Call Time
1:15pm - Busses Depart
2:15pm-2:45pm - Arrive at Bellflower HS, unload, dress into uniform - move to warm up
2:45pm-4:30pm - Warm Up
4:30pm - Pit Gate Time
4:37pm - Band Gate Time
4:45pm - Performance

5:00pm-5:30pm - load trailer, change out

5:30pm-9:00pm - students dismissed to watch shows & eat
9:00pm - Awards
~9:30pm - Awards end, return to busses and depart
~10:00pm-10:30pm - Arrive at BOHS, pack up band room
~10:30pm - Dismissal
Thank you!
James Charrette
Director of Instrumental Music at Brea Olinda High School



Hello Everyone!

Sorry for the late notice, but I finally scheduled our pictures! We will take our pictures before the home Football game next week on November 1st at 4pm. It should take about an hour (4-5pm) and students will be in uniform ready to participate in the football game immediately following. I will be handing out picture order forms to students tonight at our away FB game, and I'll have extras on the music stand by the PAC1 door.

FYI - We are working with South Coast Photographic so see their website for more info:

All band students must be in uniform and lined up in height order (tallest first, shortest last) in the hallway outside the band room by 4pm on Friday 11/1. 

Thank you!

James Charrette
Director of Instrumental Music at Brea Olinda High School





Hello Everyone!
      Good news: I have the pleasure to announce that the Arturo Sanchez Sr. Halloween Parade Foundation has granted one of their musical scholarships to our own drum major C.J. Quion! Congratulations C.J.!!!
Here's the schedule for the next 2 weeks:
Thursday 10/22/19 After School Rehearsal 3:30pm - 7:00pm
Thursday 10/24/19 SNACK SHACK
Friday 10/25/19 SNACK SHACK
Friday 10/25/19 Away Football Game v. El Dorado HS 
@ Bradford Stadium (Valencia HS) 
5:30pm - Call Time @ BOHS
5:40pm - Busses Depart
7pm - Game Start
~10pm Dismissal
Saturday 10/26/19 Circle City Classic CSBC Band Competition
Centennial High School (Corona)
1820 Rimpau Ave, Corona, CA 92881
NOTE: Plan on lots of traffic heading out that way!
1:00pm Call Time @ BOHS (12:30pm for percussion - load trailer) - load equipment onto trailers & busses
1:30pm - Busses depart
2:45pm-3:30pm - Arrive, Unload, get Uniforms on
3:30pm-4:45pm - Warm Up
5:00pm - Pit Gate time
5:07pm - Band Gate time
5:15pm - Performance
5:30-6:00pm - Pack up/load/change out of uniform
6:15pm-8:30pm - Students dismissed to eat & watch shows
8:30pm - Awards
~9:10pm - busses depart
~9:40pm - Busses Arrive at BOHS - unload & pack up
~10pm - Dismissal
Wednesday 10/30/19 Rubios Fundraiser!
Friday 11/1/19 Home Football Game v. Foothill HS - Seniors Night!
5:30pm - Call Time (5pm percussion)
7pm - Game Start
~8:15pm - Halftime Performance - Field Show!
~10:00pm - Dismissal
Thank you!
James Charrette
Director of Instrumental Music at Brea Olinda High School
Hello Everyone!
Upcoming Schedule & Norwalk Parade Info. We have a VERY busy schedule next week! Please note that for the next parade, our competitive performance is 10:15am, which is BEFORE the parade start time of 11am.
Friday 10/11/19 Away Football Game
(@ Yorba Linda HS)
5:30pm - Call time @ BOHS
7pm - Game Start
~10pm - dismissal
Saturday 10/12/19 South Coast Invitational CSBC Band Competition
Costa Mesa High School Mustangs Field
2650 Fairview Rd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
3:30pm Call Time @ BOHS (3:00pm for percussion - load trailer) - load equipment onto trailers & busses
4:00pm - Busses depart
5:00-5:30pm - Arrive, Unload, get Uniforms on
5:30pm - Warm Up
6:30pm - Performance
6:30pm-7:00pm - Pack up/load/change out of uniform
7:00pm-9pm - Students dismissed to eat & watch shows
9pm - Awards
~9:30pm - busses depart
~10pm - Busses Arrive at BOHS - unload & pack up
~10:15pm - Dismissal
Monday 10/14/19 Blaze Pizza Fundraiser
4pm to 7pm - Bring your flyer!
Thursday 10/17/19 School Rally & Snack Shack
- Wear Band T-Shirt & Blue Jeans to school
- Volunteer at the Snack Shack! :)
Friday 10/18/19 Home Football Game v. Esperanza (Homecoming Game) *non-student attendance day*
5:30pm - Call Time @ BOHS
7pm - Game Start
~8:15 - Halftime Field Show Performance
~10pm Dismissal
Saturday 10/19/19 Norwalk Halloween Parade (City of Norwalk’s 36th Annual Arturo Sanchez, Sr., Halloween Parade)
7:30am - Call time at BOHS - change into FULL UNIFORM
8:00am - Bus Departs
8:45am-9:30am - Check in
9:45am - Pre-judging of bands begins
10:15am - Pre-Parade Judged Performance (approx. at the corner of Lindale & Norwalk Blvd - on the West side of Waitte Middle School)
11am - Parade Start - we will also perform at the VIP booth at Horst Ave. & 162nd St.
~12pm - Parade end & return to BOHS
~12:30pm - Dismissal from BOHS

Thank you!
James Charrette
Director of Instrumental Music @ Brea Olinda High School




CSBC changed the schedule for the 10/12 Competition. I've adjusted the schedule as follows:
Saturday 10/12 South Coast Invitational
Costa Mesa High School Mustangs Field
2650 Fairview Rd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
3:30pm Call Time @ BOHS (3:00pm for percussion - load trailer) - load equipment onto trailers & busses
4:00pm - Busses depart
5:00-5:30pm - Arrive, Unload, get Uniforms on
5:30pm - Warm Up
6:30pm - Performance
6:30pm-7:00pm - Pack up/load/change out of uniform
7:00pm-9pm - Students dismissed to eat & watch shows
9pm - Awards
~9:30pm - busses depart
~10pm - Busses Arrive at BOHS - unload & pack up
~10:15pm - Dismissal



Hello Everyone!

Schedule of events for this week and beyond:
Friday, 9/27 - Home Football Game - BJH joining us! - Childhood Cancer Awareness Night (wear yellow!)
*no sectionals after school*
3:45pm - recommended Call Time - dress code: everyone wearing Yellow CCA shirt, blue jeans, marching shoes with long black socks
4pm Rehearsal Start time with BJH on the Softball field
5pm-6pm - “dinner” hour (section hang out) *percussion and brass will have their own responsibilities moving equipment and prepping for the game*
6pm - flag pole music rehearsal/walk down to stadium
6:50pm - perform Star Spangled Banner
7pm - game start - move to stands & play pep tunes (focus on Dial, & Go Big Green tunes)
Halftime - BOHS performs show, BJH watches
3rd Quarter - Woodwinds immediately help move pit back up, everyone else has 3rd quarter off to eat at snack shack 
4th Quarter - be ready to play (BJH will likely leave halfway through)
Friday, 10/4 - Away Football Game @ BOHS!! (So, basically a home game)
*I’ll let everyone know if we will full dress & perform the field show during halftime or not as soon as I can*
Saturday, 10/5 Tustin Tiller’s Day Parade Schedule of events:
6:45am Call Time - full uniform dress (except plumes) - load busses
7am - busses depart
8am - check in & staging on Main St. between El Camino Real and Pacific street (busses drop off and move up to the end of the parade, on Prospect Ave. north of Beneta Way)
10am - Parade Start - for spectators: band judging is done at the corner of Irvine Blvd & Prospect Ave.
~12noon - Parade end? (Depends on where we are placed in the parade order) - afterwards Bus back to BOHS
~1pm - Return to BOHS
Saturday, 10/5 Brea Cross-Country Invitational (select percussion only) Sebastian Delgado is in charge.
~7:45am Call time AT Carbon Canyon Park with your instrument - meet at the Start/Finish line
  - Parking: Absolutely no parking will be allowed on Carbon Canyon Rd. or in the neighborhoods nearby (you’ll get a ticket). There is an extremely limited amount of parking (I highly recommend students plan on getting dropped off/picked up). Once park parking is full cars must park at Chino Hills State Park ($5), or BOHS (free), there will be one school bus that will shuttle spectators to the park from BOHS from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM.
8am - Event Start
-play cadences whenever you see runners running by you - trade off instruments, make noise, and have fun! 
~11:15am - last race
~11:30am - Dismissal directly from Carbon Canyon Park
James Charrette
Director of Instrumental Music
Brea Olinda High School



Hello Everyone!

Call time for this Friday's (9/20) Away Football game is 5:30pm in the Band Room. Dress code is band t-shirt & blue jeans as usual.
Next week we will host the BJH students at the Friday 9/27 Home Football Game, which is also the “Childhood Cancer Awareness” game. Call time is 4pm in your yellow “Childhood Cancer Awareness" T-shirt and blue jeans. (FYI - the BJH meeting/storage area will be the Choir Room) Everyone, please wear yellow to the game to support the cause! There will be NO sectionals that afternoon. We will have a combined BJH/BOHS rehearsal from 4pm-5m, then a “Dinner Break” from 5pm-6pm where BJH and BOHS students will eat and hang out together (ALL students are responsible for bringing their own meal should they choose). At 6pm we will reassemble at the flag pole and move down to the stadium and will participate in the football game. All BOHS & BJH students will be given the 3rd quarter off to eat, so Snack Shack orders are still due on Wednesday next week. BJH students will leave during the 4th quarter.
This time we will have Brass section help move the Pit down to the field, and Woodwinds will help bring them back up to the band room immediately after the performance. Woodwind players will rack your instruments in the north end of the field immediately after the halftime show and help move pit equipment back to the band room, then you will go from the band room straight to the Snack Shack for food, then pick up your instrument and rejoin the band in the stands by the 4th quarter.
Thank you!



Hello everyone!
I'm very sorry for the late email.
Today's call time for Marching Band's performance at Back to School Night is 5:15pm in the band room. We will perform for parents entering the gym from 5:30pm-6pm. Students will be released at 6pm. Dress code is band t-shirt & jeans.
Tomorrow's call time for the Away Football Game is 5:45pm. We should return and be dismissed around 10:15pm but I will use the Remind app to let everyone know exact times.
Next week's Home Football Game (Friday, 9/13) call time is 5:30pm (except for Pit is 5pm). Dismissal should be around 10:15pm depending on game. I will use the Remind app to let everyone know exact times.
To sign up for the Remind app text "bohsband19" to the number 81010 or download the app.
Thank you!




Hello Everyone!
Next Thursday (9/5/19) is the BOHS Back to School Night! Marching Band will perform as parents and students are entering the gym for the Parent Meeting.
Call time will be 5:10pm in the Band Room. We will grab our Pep Band gear and walk to the gym entrance and play from 5:30pm to 6:00pm when the event starts. Students will be released after they put their instruments away (about 6:10pm).
Also, the Elementary music program is hosting their "Instrument Petting Zoo" at Brea Junior High next Wednesday and Thursday (9/4 and 9/5) from 5pm-8pm. This event is where 4th grade students are introduced to the many different wind instruments they can learn. Mr. Hallum is asking for high school students to assist him at this event (bring your instrument!). I will sign off volunteer hours (and give WILD Cards) to anyone who helps out. Regarding the conflict on Thursday, I will approve one student per instrument to miss the Back to School performance in order to get Mr. Hallum the help he needs. All students are welcome to travel to BJH to volunteer after our Back to School performance is over.
Please contact me if you have any questions!
Thank you!
Hello Everyone! Friendly reminders:
Due by this Wednesday!:

Please return all See's Candy sales orders to Mr. Charrette by THIS WEDNESDAY!!!
Also due Wednesday: see the attached Menu for the snack shack. Money and orders must be turned into Mr. Charrette by this Wednesday to guarantee yourself a meal at the Football game on Friday. Additional menus will be available on the music stand by the Band Room door.
Due by this Friday!:
Please turn in parent signed "Activities Off Campus Permission Forms" and "Band Contract" to Mr. Charrette by this Friday!
Band Donations are preferred to be turned in by this Friday as well (but will be accepted at any time).
All students MUST have ALL uniform items by this Friday's football game. Contact Mr. Charrette if there are ANY difficulties!
I'm super excited for our performance on Friday! Let's get hyped for the start of a fantastic year!
Thank you!
James Charrette
Director of Instrumental Music
Brea Olinda High School

Hello everyone!

     We made it through the first week of school! Yay! Here’s some information in preparation for our first Home Football Game next week!

  • See’s Candy Sales
    • Please sell that candy! (workplaces are great targets) Those order forms are due very soon! 

  • Percussion Sectionals on Thursdays are going to be slightly altered from now on:
    • Rehearsals will start at 3pm
    • Students will be dismissed at 5:45pm

  • Paperwork - I am asking for the following paperwork by next Friday 8/30
  • Activities Emergency Card/Off Campus Trip Permission Form - these have been handed out to the students in class and more are available on the music stand by the Band Room door (or in the activities office). Students are not allowed to travel off campus without this form!
      • Under “nature of trip”/”Destination” write “All Marching Band and Wind Ensemble events” (add Color Guard / Winter Drumline if applicable)
      • Mark “District Bus” for transportation
      • If you would like to be available for carpooling (not mandatory), you must fill out the bottom section and get your automobile insurance verified with the activities office. 
    • Band Contract
      • As was passed out at the info meeting - I have a majority of them but please get the rest in!

  • Materials 
    • Equipment Check - Next Tuesday I will have section leaders do an equipment check at the after school rehearsal. All students are required to have:
      • All music in a binder with clear plastic inserts, their coordinate sheet(s) in their Dotbook, instrument materials, pencil
    • Uniform - Reminder that all students must have their black marching shoes, white gloves, long black socks, athletic shorts, and Band T Shirt before next Friday, August 30th. Please contact Mr. Charrette ASAP if you have any difficulty acquiring any of these materials. STUDENTS WHO DO NOT HAVE ALL OF THEIR UNIFORM MATERIALS MAY NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE. All students were fitted for their uniform this week. Make-up uniform fittings will happen after schools starting Monday and need to be made by appointment with Mrs. De Porto. Color guard needs to consult with Rachel Yoo for their uniform requirements.

  • Band Donations
    • We will accept donations large and small at any time (every contribution is greatly appreciated!), but we prefer donations to come in sooner rather than later. If possible, please turn in your band donations to Mr. Charrette or directly to Leann Schouten by next Friday, August 30th. Thank you!

  • Food Orders
    • Halftime food orders for band students will be made available next week. Orders and payment are due to Mr. Charrette by Wednesday 8/28! This is super important as it helps us a lot to know how much food to get so we don’t have too much or too little.

8/30 Home Football Game v. Sonora HS Schedule:

    • 5pm - Pit Call Time (start moving equipment down immediately)
    • 5:30pm - Call Time
    • 5:30pm-5:45pm - Change into Uniform & get instruments
    • 5:45pm-6pm - Winds warm up / rehearsal by the flag pole
    • ~6:00pm - Drumline leads team to Stadium (returns immediately after)
    • 6:15pm - Full Band marches to Stadium (back road)
    • ~6:50pm - Band takes field & performs National Anthem (Star Spangled Banner)
    • 7:00pm - Game Start
  • ~8:00pm-8:30pm - Halftime Field Show
    • 3rd Quarter - Band has off - rejoin for 4th quarter
  • ~9:30pm-10:00pm - approx. game end 
    • ~10:00pm - March back to band room (go around Food Court) - change out of uniform & pack up
  • ~10:15pm Dismissal
    • I will notify parents through the Remind app of the actual game end and approximate time of dismissal. (to sign up, text @bohsband19 to the number 81010)
    • FYI -  The “Hello Dance” will take place from 9-11pm in the Food Court area so plan on staying clear of there as much as possible.

I’m super excited for the start of our season! Let’s start getting hyped!!

Thank you!


Hello Everyone!

Sorry for the late email. This week is Pre-Band Camp! I invited new members to join the Marching Band Google Classroom through their BOUSD school gmail accounts. I uploaded copies of all this year’s show music, march, stand tunes, etc. onto that site so if anyone needs music for any reason they can find it in the google classroom. This will be the main way I post music and materials for students to access this year and in the future. Below is a link: (reminder: you must be logged into your BOUSD account in order to access)


Here’s what’s happening this week:


Instrument Return Day

Wednesday, July 31st (tomorrow), 8am-3pm

If you borrowed an instrument over the summer please return it to the BOHS band room anytime from 8am-3pm.


Leadership Day

Thursday, August 1st, 9am-5pm (12-1pm lunch)

Leadership attendance is required.


New Members Day

Friday, August 2nd, 9am-5pm (12-1pm lunch)

All leadership and new members attendance is required. Be prepared to be outside all day (hat, large water bottle, athletic shoes and clothes). Bring your instrument.


Workshop Day

Saturday, August 3rd, 9am-5pm (12-1pm lunch)

Leadership attendance is required. All other members optional (but strongly recommended). Leadership will run workshops on drill and music depending on student’s needs/wishes.


Percussion Camp

August 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 9am-5pm (12-1pm lunch)

All percussionists attendance is MANDATORY! We will be running final auditions and assigning parts on August 1st and learning music and technique the 2nd and 3rd. If you plan on being in percussion and can’t make these dates let me know ASAP!


2019 BOHS Marching Band Camp Information:

Information will be updated at

Summer Workshops:

Summer workshops are NOT mandatory - but are HIGHLY recommended (especially for new members!). All workshops will take place at the BOHS Band Room (PAC1).

Marching Workshops:

Monday, June 17th, 5pm-7pm

Monday, July 1st, 5pm-7pm

Monday, July 22nd, 5pm-7pm

Color Guard Workshops:

Monday, July 22nd, 8am-11am

Wednesday, July 24th, 8am-11am

Friday, July 26th, 8am-11am

Percussion Workshops:

Tuesday, June 18th, 5pm-7:30pm

Tuesday, July 2nd, 5pm-7:30pm

Tuesday, July 16th, 5pm-7:30pm

Pre-Band Camp (all @ BOHS Band Room - PAC1)

Pre-Band camp takes place August 1st, 2nd, & 3rd and is required for select members (see below). Note that these dates are Thursday, Friday, & Saturday. ALL members of Marching Band will attend Band Camp starting Monday, August 5th.

Percussion Camp - August 1st, 2nd, 3rd from 9am-5pm (lunch 12-1pm)

All three days are required for all percussionists in marching band. Note that these dates are Thursday, Friday, & Saturday.

Leadership Day - Thursday, August 1st from 9am-5pm (lunch 12-1pm) (required for all Band Leadership)

All leadership will also be present to help with “New Members Pre-Camp” on August 2nd, and will help run the “Individual Workshop Day” on August 3rd

New Members Day - Friday, August 2nd from 9am-5pm (lunch 12-1pm) (required for ALL NEW MEMBERS of Marching Band)

Leadership will lead new members through a formal introduction to marching & performing techniques.

Individual Workshop Day - August 3rd from 9am-5pm (lunch 12-1pm) (optional for all members, but highly recommended)

Band staff and leadership will run both Visual/Marching workshops and Music workshops assisting all band members to polish their skills in preparation for the start of full Band Camp

--Band Camp--

All members of marching band are required to attend ALL of band camp. Band camp will take place at Brea Junior High.

Week 1: August 5th-9th, 8am-4pm @ BJH (12-1pm lunch break)

Visual/marching rehearsal 8am-12 noon, music rehearsal 1pm-4pm, M-T-W-Th-F.

Week 2: August 12-16th, 8am-4pm @BJH (12-1pm lunch break)

Visual/marching rehearsal 8am-12 noon, music rehearsal 1pm-4pm, M-T-W-Th-F.

Potluck Performance: Thursday, August 15th, 5pm @ BJH

Marching Band performs what they learned over band camp and after we all join in a potluck dinner!

Mandatory Parent Meeting: Thursday, August 15th, 7pm @ BJH

ALL students and parents are required to attend. Important information regarding Marching Band and Band Boosters will be given out.

Brea Fest Performance: Friday, August 16th, 5:30pm-6:00pm at the Brea Civic Center

The BOHS Marching band has been asked to perform at Brea Fest! Local restaurants donate food to this annual community event that celebrates Brea's Art Programs. We will perform at the opening and then students be released to enjoy the event!

Student Health:

Student health & safety always comes first! Students experiencing any pain or discomfort should immediately remove themselves from rehearsal and inform Mr. Charrette.

Please let Mr. Charrette know of ANY allergies, health conditions, or other pertinent health information ASAP. This includes any food allergies, pollen or contact allergies, asthma, chronic joint/muscle issues, visual or auditory impairments. Every effort will be made to accommodate students with health conditions to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience in Marching Band.

Marching band is a very physical activity and students are responsible for taking care of their own bodies to ensure their minds and bodies can function at maximum capacity. DO: get a lot of sleep & rest, drink lots of water, eat 3 healthy meals a day (especially before rehearsal!), stretch & warm up, wear sunscreen, wear ear plugs. DO NOT: stay up late, drink sugary carbonated drinks or coffee, skip meals, eat junk food/fast food, engage in strenuous physical activity.

Some of our musical instruments are extremely loud and can reach volumes of up to (or over) 100 decibels! Prolonged exposure to this level of sound will cause permanent hearing damage. Two pairs of foam earplugs WILL be available to all students, however some students might want to invest in some higher-quality ear plugs for a better listening experience. All percussionists are required to wear ear plugs during all rehearsals and performances. Other students performing in close proximity to the drum line are highly recommended to wear ear plugs as well. All students are recommended to wear earplugs in the stands during football games.

Recommended Materials:

Students are NEVER required to purchase any materials in order to participate in Marching Band. Below is a list of recommended materials that will help ensure a successful and pleasurable Marching Band experience. If any students have any difficulty acquiring materials or have questions please contact Mr. Charrette.


For all of Band Camp, ALL students should plan on being OUTSIDE ALL DAY and should therefore dress appropriately. It will likely be VERY HOT, and the best clothing will keep the sun off of your skin and allow for air flow. Students are EXTREMELY ENCOURAGED wear loose-fitting, light colored clothing and a light-colored, wide brimmed hat (or baseball cap).

It is also advisable to bring a light jacket just in case it gets cold (we rehearse until 8pm and it might get cool in the evening).

ALL students should plan on wearing athletic shoes AND socks (Drill Master shoes are NOT required for camp). Any ankle-high tennis shoes/sneakers/running shoes that are comfortable will be fine. Make sure your shoes are comfortable as you will be marching for hours every day. Open-toed shoes or sandals are NOT allowed.


It is EXTREMELY ENCOURAGED that ALL students bring a large 1/2 gallon or 1 gallon water container with them. Wearable water containers (such as CamelBak) are also encouraged. Students will be outside in the sun and heat for almost two weeks and in those conditions it’s recommended that you drink at least 1 gallon of water a day. Please be responsible and stay hydrated!

Sun Protection:

The sun is the enemy! ALL students are highly encouraged to bring and continually apply a lot of sunscreen and to wear a light-colored, large brimmed hat (or baseball cap). Please apply sunscreen outside, BEFORE rehearsal starts. Please be sensitive about who is around when applying “spray” sunscreens - nobody wants to breath that in!

Instruments and Music Materials:

Again, students are NEVER required to purchase any materials in order to participate in Marching Band. Below is a list of recommended materials that will help ensure a successful and pleasurable Marching Band experience. If any students have any difficulty acquiring materials or have questions please contact Mr. Charrette.

Students should bring to every rehearsal:


-A pencil (NOT pen)

-A three-ring binder -preferably with clear-plastic inserts (so music papers don’t get wet) that has ALL music AND warm-ups (1 printed copy will be provided & digital versions will be made available)

Other suggested materials:

-chromatic tuner


-extra valve oil (brass)

-extra cork grease, extra reeds & case (woodwinds)

-extra drumsticks/mallets (percussion)

Suggested Equipment:

Any quality “intermediate model” instruments with a concert-stye mouthpiece and reeds are entirely acceptable. However, as students move into the more discriminating realm of high school music where more focus can be spent on tone quality and techniques become more advanced, it may be appropriate to invest in more intermediate or professional-grade equipment.

Upgrading a mouthpiece is much more affordable than purchasing a new instrument and can be an effective way to achieve a more professional sound with an intermediate level instrument. I recommend the following gear:

Brass Mouthpieces:

Trumpet: Bach 5C or Bach 3C

Mellophone: Blessing 6V

Trombone: Bach 6.5 AL or Bach 5G

Baritone: Schilke 51D

Tuba: Conn Helleberg

**Please be aware of “small-shank” versus “large-shank” when purchasing mouthpieces and make sure you purchase the correct size for your instrument. The "Bach 6.5 AL" and "Schilke 51D" comes in both sizes.

Woodwinds Mouthpieces:

Clarinet: D'Addario Reserve X5 or Vandoren M30

Bass Clarinet: Vandoren B45

Alto Sax: Selmer Paris S80 C* or Vandoren AL3

Tenor Sax: Vandoren TL4

Bari Sax: Yamaha 5C or Vandoren BL3

**Woodwind players should have at least 3 high quality reeds available at all times. I recommend a Vandoren 3 strength reed (or equivalent). Ligatures have less impact, but consider a quality Rovner, Yamaha, or Vandoren ligature if you feel the need to upgrade.

Percussion Equipment:

For marching season, students will be provided with one pair of sticks/mallets. It is highly recommended that students purchase extra (especially Snare drum). Percussionists are strongly recommended to bring their own metronome and a drum key/torque wrench.

For the concert season, I recommend that percussionists invest in a small stick bag (VicFirth Standard Drum Stick Bag) and fill it with at least one pair of drumsticks (VicFirth 5A or 5B or equivalent), one pair of yarn mallets (Balter Pro Vibe Series Rattan 23R Medium Blue Cord), and one pair of timpani mallets (VicFirth T1 General).

Marching Band Performances - Fall 2019:

Friday 8/30 Home Football Game v. Sonora HS, 7pm-10pm

Friday 9/6 Away Football Game v. Valencia HS, 7pm-10pm

Friday 9/13 Home Football Game v. Sunny Hills HS, 7pm-10pm

Friday 9/20 Away Football Game v. Fullerton HS, 7pm-10pm

Friday 9/27 Home Football Game v. Ayala HS, 7pm-10pm

Friday 10/4 Away Football Game v. Canyon HS, 7pm-10pm (@ BOHS)

Saturday, 10/5 Tustin Tillers Day Parade

Friday 10/11 Away Football Game v. Yorba Linda HS, 7pm-10pm

Saturday, 10/12 South Coast Invitational CSBC Competition (@ Costa Mesa HS)

Friday 10/18 Home Football Game v. Esperanza HS, 7pm-10pm

Saturday, 10/19 Norwalk Halloween Parade

Friday 10/25 Away Football Game v. El Dorado HS, 7pm-10pm

Saturday, 10/26 Circle City Classic CSBC Competition (@ Centennial HS)

Friday 11/1 Home Football Game v. Foothill HS, 7pm-10pm

*Potential CIF Football Games 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 11/29*

Saturday, 11/9 Mayfair HS CSBC Competition

Saturday, 11/16 CSBC Semi-Finals Competition (likely @ Irvine HS)

Saturday, 11/23 CSBC Finals Competition pending qualification (likely @ Huntington Beach HS)

Wednesday, 12/11 Evening of the Arts, 7pm (12/10 dress rehearsal)

Thursday, 12/12 Assembly of the Arts (during school)

For all CSBC competitions, please clear your ENTIRE DAY. We will usually perform in the afternoon and the stay to watch other groups perform and for awards at the end of the competition. Marching band also performs at school Pep-rallies and at other school events.

We contact students and parents via email through Charms Office Assistant. See document below for sign up information.
To sign up for Remind app text messages, text "@bohsband19" to the number: 81010
(students only)
2019-2020 Wildcat Entertainment Corps Staff:
Band Director:
  • James Charrette
Color Guard:
  • Melody Sitt
  • Rachel Yoo
Drill Writer:
  • Jeff Slagle
  • Sebastian Delgado (battery)
  • Kristian DeLeon (front ensemble)
  • Emily Barclay
  • Samuel Chang
  • Jared Charrette (woodwinds)
  • Ryan Hallum (brass)