I am James Charrette, the Director of Instrumental Music here at Brea Olinda HS. Please click on the links on the right to find more information and materials regarding our wonderful performance ensembles. I would like to take a moment to welcome every student to our fantastic instrumental music program! My goal is to create an inclusive, family environment where all students feel welcome, safe, and have fun playing music! I hope to be a valuable guide and resource to help students achieve their musical goals. I also aim to shape our students into hard working, responsible citizens who engage in trust, mutual respect, and cooperation.
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Have a nice day!
James Charrette
Director of Instrumental Music
Brea Olinda High School

BOHS Band 2021 Fall Semester 

Important Dates

(all dates/times are subject to change)

Mandatory Events are listed in bold font

**Summer Workshops** (optional) - We are currently planning a number of workshops for both marching and music throughout the summer this year, including possibly inviting/including BJH incoming 8th graders as well! Details are still being determined. 

Band Camp ‘21- All of Band Camp will be held at Brea Olinda High School with a lunch break from 12noon-1pm. All members of Marching Band, Percussion, and Color Guard are expected to attend all dates.

Band Camp 0-week
July 28 - Leadership Day - Band Leadership only - 9am-5pm

July 29 - Freshman Day - Band Leadership & New Members only - 9am-5pm

July 30 - Review Day - Band Leadership & all members(optional) - 9am-5pm

July 28, 29, 30 - Percussion Auditions & Workshops (all Percussion only) - 9am-5pm

July 28, 29, 30 - Color Guard Camp (all Color Guard only) - 9am-5pm

Band Camp 

Week 1 August 2,3,4,5,6 - 8am-4pm (All members required)

Week 2 August 9,10,11,12,13 - 8am-4pm (All members required)

August 13th @ 5pm - Parent Showcase Concert (tentative date/time)

Weekly Tuesday Full Band Rehearsals start on August 17th and go from 3pm-7pm.

Full list of dates: 8/17, 8/24, 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16 (if necessary)

Friday, August 27 - Home Football Game v. Sonora HS

Friday, September 3 - Away Football Game v. Valencia HS

Friday, September 10 - Home Football Game v. Sunny Hills HS

Friday, September 17 - Away Football Game v. Fullerton HS

Friday, September 24 - Home Football Game v. Buena Park HS

Friday, October 1 - Home Football Game v. Villa Park HS

Friday, October 8 - Away Football Game v. El Modena HS

Saturday, October 9 CSBC Competition @ Mayfair HS (Ron Yary Stadium)

Friday, October 15 - Away Football Game v. Canyon HS/Anaheim

Friday, October 22 - Home Football Game v. Esperanza HS

Saturday, October 23 CSBC Competition @ Centennial HS (Circle City Classic)

Friday, October 29 - Away Football Game v. El Dorado HS

**Possible CIF Playoff Football Games pending qualification 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26 (the day after Thanksgiving)**

Saturday, November 6 CSBC Competition @ Ghar HS

Saturday, November 13 CSBC Competition Division Semi-Finals (location TBD)

Saturday, November 20 CSBC Finals (pending qualification - location TBD) *first Saturday of Thanksgiving Break*

Evening of the Arts (TBD)

Assembly of the Arts (TBD)

About the Director:
James Charrette is the Director of Instrumental Music at Brea Olinda High School. A graduate of El Dorado HS, James went on to study percussion performance at U.C.L.A. (B.A. Music Performance) and The Boston Conservatory (M.M. Percussion Performance). In his performance career, James has performed with many educational, independent, and professional organizations including The Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps, UCLA, The Boston Conservatory, Irvine Valley College, CSUF, and the Pacific Symphony (OC Can You Play). As an educator, James taught high school level marching and concert percussion ensembles at many schools in the Southern California area for over 10 years. James earned his teaching credential at California State University Fullerton in 2018 and is excited to be in his third year as the Band Director at Brea Olinda High School.