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

Charms Information and Band Calendar

Starting in 2016, the Emerald Brigade will be 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:

* 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

Brigade News

  • WBA Class 4A Champions! A huge congratulations to the Emerald Brigade for their recent WBA Class 4A Championship win at WBA championships in Fresno, CA!   It was quite an awesome performance by the Brigade on Saturday, capturing the class 4A championship with a season high score including caption awards for music, general effect and visuals.  Then on Sunday, the Brigade turned in another solid effort capturing a new season high score in finishing 5th in WBA Grand Championships, outscoring many class 5A bands, some of which were twice the size of the Emerald Brigade!  Kudos to the band members and color guard for all the hard work, long hours practicing and fine tuning the show, and to an excellent performance under pressure on the ...
    Posted Nov 24, 2015, 5:49 PM by EBSO Webmaster
  • 2015 Season kicks off with Oakmont show Congratulations to the Emerald Brigade on it's solid performance at the Oakmont field show!  This year's show is coming together nicely and features amazing music and effects featuring some cool new props, costumes, flags and more!   For scores and results check out our Competition Info pages (links over to the left).  Come and see this year's second and final competition performance in the area at Del Oro High School on Saturday October 17th.  After that the Brigade hits the road for competitions at Foothill, Dublin, American Canyon, Union City, and Fresno.
    Posted Oct 11, 2015, 1:02 PM by EBSO Webmaster
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About the Band: Under the direction of Lynn Lewis, the Emerald Brigade has won prestigious awards all over California. The Emerald Brigade Began in 1996 under the direction of Paul Everts. Read More...

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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 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!

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!

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!

News & Upcoming Events

Thanks to all for a great marching season!   
Looking forward to a great winter and spring 2017!

Congratulations to the Granite Bay Emerald Brigade
2015 WBA Class 4A Champions!

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!

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!!!