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! 
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
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.