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 is through Charms Office.
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Have a nice day!
James Charrette
Director of Instrumental Music
Brea Olinda High School
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 fourth year as the Band Director at Brea Olinda High School.