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  • Krampus creepy ‘Karol of the Bells’ sung by BOHS Choir

    4 years ago by

    In photo:  Douglas Pipes Dave Willert Jocelyn Abrahamson Brianna Clark Rhyan Belanger Cori Bourgeois Kristin Camacho Hannah Fritz Ben Harpster Audrey Lee Wesley Mathews Lindsey Morrill Allie Mayer Aidan Pipes Andrew Strom Courtesy of Mary Pipes

    In photo:
    Douglas Pipes
    Dave Willert
    Jocelyn Abrahamson
    Brianna Clark
    Rhyan Belanger
    Cori Bourgeois
    Kristin Camacho
    Hannah Fritz
    Ben Harpster
    Audrey Lee
    Wesley Mathews
    Lindsey Morrill
    Allie Mayer
    Aidan Pipes
    Andrew Strom
    Courtesy of Mary Pipes

      Krampus - The Movie! 13 of our Masquerade choir kids were asked to sing on a Major Motion Picture Soundtrack that will be in the movie theaters in wide-release this Friday! The singers will be in the film credits as: Brea Olinda High School Singers and Choir Director Dave Willert is credited in the film as conductor! Look/listen for Krampus Karol of the Bells at the ending credits. This USA Today online story features mention of the Brea Olinda High School Choir for the Krampus film. The soundcloud file does not seem to work on Mobile Apps, but you can hear the full song with the choir kids if you go online on a computer web browser. The song is amazing, the kids sound fantastic and it's a fun article! Huge thanks to the film's composer, Douglas Pipes for including some of our performers. The album is also now available on iTunes. Search iTunes: Krampus Original Motion Picture.
  • United Choirs of Brea present Summer Magic 2015

    5 years ago by

    Summer-Magic-2 Bump up Hump Day with Summer Magic presented by United Choirs of Brea on Wednesday, July 15 at 7pm at Brea Olinda High School Performing Arts Center.

      Seats are reserved and tickets can be purchased for $12 from any Summer Magic participant. Performers will be showcasing a variety of solo and group acts, improv sketches and select scenes from the well-known musicals Annie and Grease.

        At the door, there will be a variety of concessions available to purchase, along with a chance to win a raffle basket - before and during intermission. So come early and be ready for a night of entertainment. Contact for further information or to purchase tickets.

  • WILDCAT Q&A with Julianne Sexton

    5 years ago by

    Julianne Sexton, senior at BOHS  [Image Credit: Julianne Sexton]

    Julianne Sexton, senior at BOHS [Image Credit: Julianne Sexton]

      Julianne Sexton, senior, tells her stories about her choir career

        Q.What teams are you in for Choir?

          I am president of Tiffany’s and Spellbound and Masquerade team.

            Q.What are you working on currently after National Competition?

              It’s the end of the year, so now we’re just preparing for our final show that we have every single year in May, it’s called “Spring Magic.” We perform all of our competition sets for our friends and family, and the seniors get to sing a song together and it’s every emotional.

                Q.When did you start your choir career?

                  I started doing choir since my 7th grade.

                    Q.What is your future goal?

                      My future goal is to be on Broadway. I just really love to sing and perform.

                        Q.Who is your role model relating to your choir career?

                          My role model is Laura Osnes. She’s like my idol.

                            Q.How did Brea Olinda Choir help you?

                              I think being in the show choir program at Brea Olinda has helped me prepare for what I want to do when I am a little older.

                                Q.You are a senior, what would you miss most?

                                  I would miss performing with my friends. I absolutely loved performing onstage with my friends.

                                    Q.How were your high school years?

                                      I have enjoyed every minute of high school and of show choir. I wouldn’t change a single thing.

                                        Choha Kim/ sophomore at Brea Olinda High School, .

  • Brea Olinda Choir 2015 production of Thoroughly Modern Millie

    5 years ago by


      Brea Olinda Choir Presents the Broadway smash-hit musical, "Thoroughly Modern Millie"! In the fast-paced 1920s, a girl from Kansas moves to New York City to marry a rich man. She samples the thoroughly modern flapper life, makes friends, finds unexpected romance! All dates have a 7 pm show and there is a Matinee on Saturday, March 21st at 2 pm. We have a fantastic cast and this hilarious musical is sure to entertain the whole family! See your favorite Brea Choir members for show tickets. All shows will be in our beautiful Brea Olinda High School Performing Arts Center. 789 Wildcat Way, Brea. Thank you for your support! March 19, 21, 26, 27, 28. Box Office open to General Public for advance ticket sales: Feb 26th, March 5th and March 18th, from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM, and March 16th from 5- 8 pm at Brea Olinda High School Performing Arts Center, 789 Wildcat Way, Brea.

        Mary Wentsel Pipes

  • Clean sweep: Brea Olinda Choir Masquerade wins Diamond Bar competition

    5 years ago by

    Photos courtesy of Fuller Photography

      Off to a great start, Brea Olinda Choir Masquerade, our nationally-ranked advanced mixed show choir, wins Diamond Bar competition.

      Off to a great start, Brea Olinda Choir Masquerade, our nationally-ranked advanced mixed show choir, wins Diamond Bar competition, taking home the Grand Champion trophy, Best in Show and Best in Music.

        MASQUERADE, Brea Olinda's nationally-ranked advanced mixed show choir, roared into the 2015 season with a complete sweep of awards at the Diamond Bar Competition this past Friday night. Taking home the Grand Champion trophy, Best in Show and Best in Music, the group of more than 60 performers also received an extended standing ovation from the entire audience, including competing schools. Directed by Dave Willert and choreographed by Doug Kuhl, Masquerade, along with Brea Olinda's Thundercats and Spellbound choirs is headed next month to the FAME National Show Choir competition in Orlando, Florida with more than 120 students, staff and chaperones. The choirs are still working to raise the final funds for their trip and your contrubition to this local powerhouse of a program is greatly appreciated. You can donate by visiting Brea Olinda Choir. Congratulations again to MASQUERADE and their outstanding performance and representation of what our wonderful city is all about!

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                      Our Brea Olinda Choir is headed into the homestretch for fundraising. The BOHS choir groups have worked so hard to get all the money raised for competition season and the trip to FAME Nationals.The FAME competition in Orlando is on March 13 & 14th. Our choir is looking for donations, large and small. The BOHS Choir kids would really appreciate your gift! Please see the attached form:


  • Brea Olinda Choir Spellbound wins 2014 FAME Show Choir Nationals

    6 years ago by

    First-time champions of the Show Choir Nationals 2014, Spellbound.

      BOHS Spellbound Show Choir is the new 2014 FAME Show Choir National Unisex Grand Champions!

        What a whirlwind experience for Brea Olinda High School Show Choirs, Spellbound and Masquerade, when they traveled to Chicago, Illinois for the third time as a group to compete in the 2014 Show Choir National Finals this past weekend. A first for both choirs, Spellbound placed first beating out 6 stiff competitors and Masquerade was in the top five, placing fourth, with 13 strong competitors. KTLA-TV Channel 5 and KDOC-TV picked up the story congratulating our amazing choir as they arrived home to an exuberant welcoming at BOHS.

          Unisex Division awards:

            Best Vocals SPELLBOUND and Best Show SPELLBOUND

              Best Crew Spellbound

                Best Show Design Spellbound

                  Best Female Soloist Julianne Sexton Spellbound

                    Best Female Stage Presence Tatiana Alvarez Spellbound

                      2014 Unisex Division Grand Champion Spellbound!!!!

                        Haven’t seen our award-winning choirs yet? Now’s your chance as they are due to perform this Tuesday, April 29th and Thursday, May 1st at 7 p.m. at El Dorado High School Performing Arts Center, 1651 Valencia Ave., Placentia, CA 92870. Tickets are only $10 and are available at the door. For further details, visit Friends of Brea Olinda Choir Facebook.

                          In all their glory, Spellbound photos to view by Ron Anderson. Masquerade photo courtesy of Tom Fuller.

                            2014 FAME Show Choir National Unisex Grand Champions: BOHS Show Choir Spellbound.

                              Award-Winning Masquerade.

                                BOHS Choir Director, Dave Willert & Doug Kuhl, Choreographer.

                                  Julianne Sexton, Award Winner for Best Female Soloist.

                                    Spellbound Best Female Stage Presence Tatiana Alvarez, center in the image.

                                      From left: Spellbound Uche Ewenike, Sam Mauriss, Tori Stuht, and Hannah Pipes. After traveling to the Nationals each time Brea Olinda High School competed, these seniors who also had solos in the Spellbound set, were victorious.

  • Dave Willert named one of the top 25 teachers in OC

    6 years ago by

    BOHS Vocal Music Director, Dave Willert, selected as one of the top 25 teachers in Orange County.

      First annual Top 25 Teachers of Orange County: The principals of all Orange County High Schools were asked to nominate two people from their school for Parenting OC magazine. Twenty-five teachers made the final selection. Their photo appears in the February issue. I am delighted to report the very, very popular Vocal Music Director David Willert at BOHS and BJH for the past nine years has been selected. BOHS principal Jerry Halpin said, “During his time, he quadrupled the enrollment in music vocal courses at BOHS and created the outstanding program at BJH. His students follow his energenic lead and put together incredible concerts. Under his leadership, Brea’s competition show choirs are ranked nationally each year and have earned numerous awards. He has been recognized by state and national vocal organizations and our choirs are regularly requested to perform for large groups, most recently at the Orange County Teacher of the Year Dinner last fall at the Disneyland Hotel.” By the way I hear raves from parents and students all the time about Dave...super proud!!!!!!

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  • BOHS Choir presents 2013 Summer Magic

    7 years ago by

      Summer Magic 2013 is here!

        There's always something special happening in Brea! Join the BOHS Choir for their 2013 Summer Magic concert this Wednesday, July 10! This 2-hour concert is sure to entertain the entire family for a hard to beat price of just $10 a ticket.

  • Award winning Brea Olinda Choir performing Spring Magic Concert

    7 years ago by

    Brea Olinda Choir Booster Club

        Brea Olinda Choir Spring Magic concerts today! Tickets are on sale for only $10 at the box office 1 hour before each show. Don’t forget to bring some CASH to spend at intermission! We will have a brief intermission – don’t miss our fantastic raffle baskets! Over the course of this weekend we have our best baskets yet, which will include Autographed Ducks Memorabilia (items from Getzlaf, Koivu, and Belesky), Brunch for two at Taps, Deluxe car Wash packages from one of the best in town, gorgeous Silpada Jewelry, and more! Don’t miss out on our delicious food! Our hard working boosters will entice you with some yummy, yummy baked goods. Get up there quick so you can get back to your seat in time for the raffle!

          Mary Wentsel Pipes, Brea Olinda Choir Booster Club Vice President

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    Fantastic Show Choir Competition Season on Dave Willert’s Return

    7 years ago by

    A message from Mary Wentsel Pipes, Brea Olinda Choir Booster Club Vice President.

      Just a few short weeks ago, BOHS Choir Director Dave Willert returned after recovering from a stroke in May 2012. He could have taken the whole year off to recover, but he has worked really hard to come back just in time for competition season. This past weekend his return was celebrated by our two advanced choirs: Masquerade (Advanced Mixed) and Spellbound (Advanced Women).

        Masquerade competed at Bonita Vista on Friday, February 22, and not only had a full sweep, Masquerade won 1st place, Musicianship and Showmanship. Julianne Sexton and Daniel Dwyer won Best Soloists. Marysa Leite won Best Female Performer and all of the Masquerade guys won Best Male Performer! Then on Saturday Spellbound followed their lead with 1st place, best performer: Rachel Gallegos, best solo: Julianne Sexton, music, show! Another sweep! We finished the weekend off at the Brea 8K with an incredible turnout of choir parents and choir students. Our Booster President, Andrea Strom, was the Chair of the Brea 8K Food Court with a record 18 restaurants participating to feed the runners at the "Finest Finish Line in Orange County" and Julianne Sexton from the BOHS Choirs started this exciting race day with her performance of the National Anthem.

          We would like to extend a huge debt of gratitude to our Choreographer Doug Kuhl, who worked tirelessly in Dave’s absence as well as Jocelyn Dietsche who did a fabulous job as our interim Choir Director. We can’t imagine anyone who could have done better!