I am James Charrette, the Director of Instrumental Music here at Brea Olinda HS. Please use this page to get more information regarding our wonderful performing ensembles. I would like to take a moment to welcome every student to our fantastic instrumental music program! Our 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. We 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 Boosters:

Wildcat Entertainment Corps (aka Marching Band):

Color Guard/Winter Color Guard:


Jazz Band:

Percussion/Winter Drumline:

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

Support the Brea Olinda HS Instrumental Music Program by donating here:

Donations directly support:

Color Guard, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Percussion, Wildcat Entertainment Corps, Wind Ensemble


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:

Percussion/Winter Drumline:


BOHS Band Staff: 

Color Guard Coaches: Michael Patton, Eric Gonzalez, Tatiana Alcaraz

Percussion Coaches: Cameron Abrahamson, Maritza Alejos

Visual/Marching Coach: Emily Barclay

Brass Coaches: Ryan Hallum, Andrew Fong



2023-2024 Course Information:


2023-2024 Jazz Band Audition Information:

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, was hired by Brea Olinda USD the same year, and is excited to be in his sixth year as the Director of Instrumental Music at Brea Olinda High School.