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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Our main method of email contact with our members & parents is through our various Band Apps: 

BOHS Instrumental Music Booster Org:

Wildcat Entertainment Corps (aka Marching Band):

Color Guard:


Jazz Band:

If you have any questions/comments/concerns about our program please email me at [email protected]
Have a nice day!
James Charrette
Director of Instrumental Music
Brea Olinda High School

BOHS Instrumental Music 

Important Links Document

Band Website:

Band Apps:

BOHS Instrumental Music Booster Org:

Wildcat Entertainment Corps (aka Marching Band):

Color Guard:


Jazz Band:

Fall 2022 W.E.C. Performance Dates:

Music & Drill: 

Drill Materials:

2022 Field Show Music: (must use BOUSD account to access)

Stand Tunes List, music & recordings links: (must use BOUSD account to access)

Calendar iCal links:

Color Guard:

Jazz Band:



Wildcat Entertainment Corps:


Fall 2022 Performance Dates

Leadership Day: July 27 from 9am-12pm, *lunch break* 1pm-5pm

     -all student leadership

Percussion Camp/Auditions: July 28 & 29, from 9am-12pm, *lunch break* 1pm-6pm

     -all percussionists

New Members Day: July 29th from 1pm-5pm

     -all new members

Band Camp Week 1: August 1-5, from 1pm-5pm, *dinner break* 6pm-9pm

     -all students

Band Camp Week 2: August 8-12 from 1pm-5pm, *dinner break*  6pm-9pm

     -all students

Potluck Parent Performance 8/11 @ 5pm

Brea Fest Performance August 12th @ 6:30pm


Weekly Full Band Monday Rehearsals 4:00pm-7:30pm 

    Dates: 8/15, 8/22, 8/29, 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, 11/14

Weekly Percussion, Color Guard After School Rehearsals (TBD - 3 hours)

Weekly Wind Sectional After School Rehearsals (TBD - 1 hour)

8/26 - 7pm Home FB v. California HS

9/2 - 7pm Home FB v. Valencia HS

9/9 - 7pm Away FB v. Sunny Hills HS (@ Buena Park HS)

9/16 - 7pm Away FB v. Fullerton HS

9/23 - 7pm Home FB v. Canyon HS [HOMECOMING]

9/24 - Full Band Rehearsal/Clinic 8:30am-12:00pm [Competition Canceled]

9/30 - 7pm Away FB v. Esperanza HS (@ Shapell Stad.)

10/1 - CSBC Competition [Citrus Valley HS]

10/7 - 7pm Away FB v. El Dorado HS (@ Bradford Stad.) 

10/8 - Placentia Heritage Festival Parade

10/14 - 7pm Home FB v. Foothill HS [BJH night!]

10/15 - CSBC Competition [Colony HS]

10/22 - 3pm Away FB v. Villa Park HS (@ Fred Kelly Stad.)

10/28 - 7pm Home FB v. Yorba Linda HS [SENIOR NIGHT]

11/3 - Instrumental Music Fall Concert (BOHS PAC)

**Possible CIF Playoff Games 11/4, 11/11, 11/18. 11/25**

11/5 - CSBC Competition [San Clemente Field Tournament]

11/12 - CSBC Competition - SoCal Division Finals

11/19 - CSBC State Championships (pending qualification)

     ****First Saturday of Thanksgiving Break!****

12/10 - Pomona Christmas Parade

12/14 - Evening of the Arts Rehearsal

12/15 - Evening of the Arts Show

12/16 - Assembly of the Arts Show

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 has 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 fourth year as the Band Director at Brea Olinda High School.