"Fostering the love of music education, teamwork and independence through leadership, responsibility, dedication and community service."


**  The 2017-18 Band Handbook is now available for download in the 
Incoming Freshmen section

 Charms Information and Band Calendar

Starting in 2016, the Emerald Brigade began using the Charms Office online band management system!  We are excited about this system and we think you will be too.

Below are some useful links to the Charms Office website:

Charms Login

Charms Public Calendar
* if you are logged into Charms directly, and use this link, you may not be able to view the calendar properly.  You can either log out of Charms or go to the calendar directly from the Charms website.  

Note: if you are signing up for events, don't forget to log in to Charms first.  Charms will let you sign up via the calendar page without logging in, so just a reminder to log in before signing up.

These links are also available on the left sidebar on every page.

Charms also comes with a handy smartphone app called Charms Blue Student App 

Charms Blue interfaces with the Charms website (be sure to get Charms Blue, not Charms Office app which is an admin app).

Click here to download the app for iOS devices from the Apple App Store

Click here to download the app for Android devices from Google Play

Winter Guard - Cycle of Life:

Winter Guard at Oak Grove HS on 3/4/17

GBHS WG @ OGHS 3/4/17


Free stock photo of food, holiday, people, picnic

Tickets are now on sale for the 6th Annual Wines Around the Bay event to be held August 26 at the home of Steve and Renee Nash. This year, the EBSO is joining forces with the Touchdown Club to put on an event that will support over 300 talented and hard working musicians and football players.

Sprawled throughout the Nash's backyard will be local restaurants, local and Napa wineries and local craft breweries sharing their tastes in support of these programs, which each have an annual cost in excess of $150,000 each.

If you have ever been to a Friday night football game at Granite Bay High School, you have naturally seen, experienced and enjoyed the sounds of the boys and girls in the band supporting the boys on the field. It is the type of synergy that led us to hold this joint fundraiser.

To date, confirmed vendors include Cibo 7 and Paul Martin’s. 

 Wineries/Brewery are: Silver Oak, Trefethen, Ad Vivum, Mt. St. Joseph, 
 Moniz Family Wines, and Out of Bounds Brewing Company. 

 Capitol Cellars and House of Oliver will also be pouring select wines.

Date: Saturday, August 26th
Time: 7:30-10:00pm
Graciously Hosted by Renee and Steve Nash

9235 Silverwood Court 
Park on Twin Schools Road or at the Ridgeview or Oakhills school parking lot
Do not park at Feist Park as the gates are locked at 9 pm.

Tickets are $75 and are already selling fast so do not miss out. 

Purchase your tickets today by going to the Eventbrite site at

Adults 21 and over only please

To avoid the service charge, you may contact Renee Nash and make arrangements to pay by check. A limited number of discounted tickets are available to band alumni parents.

Renee Nash                                                             Debbie Newman

Co-Chair                                                                 Co-Chair

(916) 412-8921                                                       (916) 705-3779

Reneecnash@gmail.com                                        debbienewman@mac.com


Thank you to our title sponsors, J&S Asphalt, Viking Drillers, Inc., Capitol Cellars and the House of Oliver

J&S Asphalt 



2017 California Color Guard Circuit

GBHS Winter Guard - First Place Champions (SAA Class)

David Delikat - Performer of the Year

Winter Guard at Jesse Bethel HS on 2/18/17

GBHS Winter Guard @JBHS 2/18/17

All Emerald Brigade Fall Field Show Results are posted on the Competition Info pages.  Click here for more information.

Click the competition info link on the left hand side of this page to see competition details for all upcoming shows

 Emerald Brigade Photo Gallery

Check out the Emerald Brigade Photo Gallery.  The gallery page contains photos that many parents have taken during the year of the Emerald Brigade!

If you take photos that you would like to share with everybody, contact us at webmaster@gbemeraldbrigade.org and we will arrange to get the photos from you and post them on our site.  Thanks!

 Emerald Brigade Video Gallery 

Check out our Emerald Brigade Video Gallery where you can view videos of field shows and other fun stuff.
Check out this year's Emerald Brigade, Winter Percussion, and Winter Guard show videos!

Volunteer Opportunities

Look for future emails from volunteer coordinators to see what volunteering opportunities are available for the coming band year.  Volunteering is open to Current, ALUMNI & Friends of the Band parents (in fact, even non-band parents!).  There are literally thousands of volunteer needs throughout the year, so please consider signing up and helping out!  It is both enjoyable and rewarding.

Be aware that this year we are switching from VolunteerSpot to the volunteer system inside of Charms, so it is a bit different.  Click here to view the current volunteer opportunities listed in Charms.  And please don't forget to log into Charms before signing up or it will not register correctly!

YOU make the difference for this organization and the support our kids need for the Emerald Brigade and Color Guard!

Brigade parents: be sure to join the Emerald Brigade Parents Facebook group!

It's a great way to stay informed about the Emerald Brigade!


If you would like to join, please click the above link and ask to join the group on the Facebook page.

 Please support the band with your generous donations!

The Emerald Brigade is completely dependent on donations from its members and the community. 

The Emerald Brigade program is not funded by federal, state, or school district funds.  It is funded by you! 

Please accept our heartfelt thanks in advance for any donation you give!

 Amazon Smile Portal

Use the following portal link to enter Amazon's website!
When you use Amazon Smile to enter Amazon's website, 
The Emerald Brigade gets a percentage of your purchases automatically!   

Sounds too good to be true, but it is as simple as it sounds and it works!

Enter Amazon Smile Portal below:

Thank You 2016-2017 Emerald Brigade Sponsors!!!

 http://www.haileyoms.com/   http://www.loveallfoundation.org/   http://www.kerzieorsinodental.com/

Webmaster's Lair 
The Webmaster needs your help!  If you have material like picture links, video links, announcements, thank you's, forms, show results, flyers (preferably in JPG format), etc., please email to webmaster@gbemeraldbrigade.org and we will get them posted on the website!