JAMES CHARRETTE » Welcome to BOHS Instrumental Music!

Welcome to BOHS Instrumental Music!

Hello and welcome to the Brea Olinda High School Instrumental Music Website!
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. 
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If you have any questions/comments/concerns about our program please email me at
Have a nice day!
James Charrette
Director of Instrumental Music
Brea Olinda High School
--latest news--


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
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 second year teaching at Brea Olinda High School.