Brigade News

WBA Class 4A Champions!

posted Nov 24, 2015, 5:49 PM by EBSO Webmaster

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 field both days!  And a huge THANK YOU to the many many parent volunteers it takes to prepare for and put on all the shows during the season.  You are all greatly appreciated and please know that each of you played a key part in making this championship season possible.  Congratulations on a truly GREAT marching season to all!

2015 Season kicks off with Oakmont show

posted Oct 11, 2015, 1:00 PM by EBSO Webmaster   [ updated Oct 11, 2015, 1:02 PM ]

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.

NCPA Champions!

posted Apr 5, 2015, 9:33 AM by EBSO Webmaster

A huge congratulations to our awesome Winter Percussion team who took first place at the recent NCPA championships in Union City!  The team has achieved many awards this season with their show Diary of a Madman.  Check it out on our Video Gallery page if you haven't seen the show.  Congratulations again on a great season!

Crab Feed 2015 Update

posted Mar 15, 2015, 8:37 AM by EBSO Webmaster

If you missed the Crab Feed, you missed an incredible night. Kudos to Ed Kurata for overseeing the entire event; a great job done by all of our student workers and parent volunteers; our gratitude to every one of our attendees, auction winners, and donors (and especially parent Renee Nash and alum parent Brent Van Hoozen), and a very special thank-you to the extraordinary generosity of Mike Pereira, who turned an already-terrific fundraiser into an event we'll all remember forever.

Wines by the Bay 2015

posted Feb 27, 2015, 5:44 PM by EBSO Webmaster   [ updated Feb 27, 2015, 5:46 PM ]

Mark your calendars now for the 2015 Wines Around the Bay event! This year's event will be held at the home of local wine collectors Steve and Renee Nash in Granite Bay. Many wineries from several regions will be on hand to pour a wide range of varietals as well as several local restaurants that will be providing some amazing snacks! We also hope to have several local breweries participate at this year's tasting as well. The event will be held Saturday, August 29 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Advance tickets are only $40 but that price will go up to $50 soon so don't miss out on the chance to get discounted tickets before they all sell out. For questions or more information, contact Renee Nash at The link to purchase tickets now is

Wines by the Bay 2014 report

posted Aug 24, 2014, 3:43 PM by EBSO Webmaster   [ updated Feb 27, 2015, 5:45 PM ]

A big thank you to everyone who attended our recent Wines by the Bay event!  It was a great evening at Quarry Ponds and a fun time was had by all who attended.  And a big shout out to all the volunteers who worked so very hard to put on the event and to the wonderful wineries and vendors who were key in making the evening a great success.  Thank you!!

Wines by the bay

posted Aug 18, 2014, 7:07 PM by EBSO Webmaster

Come enjoy our Wines by the Bay event Saturday August 23rd at Quarry Ponds in Granite Bay.  Buy tickets at or at the gate the night of.  It's a very fun evening with some wonderful wines being poured and some tasty snacks to go with.  The best part of all are some performances by some of the Emerald Brigade musicians to help set the mood for the night.  Please support your Emerald Brigade and come out and participate in this fun event!

Spring concerts are here!

posted May 19, 2014, 7:46 PM by EBSO Webmaster

Come see the Emerald Brigade perform their spring concert Tuesday May 20, at 7pm at Granite Bay High School Theater.   Jazz band concert is Wednesday night May 21 at 7pm in the Granite Bay High School Theater.

Winter Percussion captures first place at Logan finals

posted Feb 25, 2014, 5:30 PM by EBSO Webmaster   [ updated Apr 8, 2014, 9:14 PM ]

Congrats to the Winter Percussion team for their first place finish at the Logan finals this weekend!  A special shout-out to the seniors on the team for a great performance, and because this was their final percussion performance of their careers.  Thank you and you will all be missed!
Check out the video of their awesome performance in the video gallery page.

Bid on Kapalua Golf Villa!

posted Feb 18, 2014, 5:48 PM by EBSO Webmaster

The Granite Bay High School Emerald Brigade is excited to announce a spectacular Crab Feed  auction item:  Kapalua Golf Villa available April 8-15, 2014
This spectacular item will be auctioned to the highest bidder via email starting on February 17, 2014 to allow winner to make travel arrangements.  
·  The bidding will begin February 17, 2014
·  The bidding will close February 26, 2014 at 11:59pm
·  Minimum bid is set at $1200
·  Buy it now bid is set at $1800.  First bid received at $1800 will be the instant winner. 
·  Your bid should be sent to email:
·  Include first and last name, email and phone number with your bid
·  Daily updates on highest bid at Emerald Brigade website:
·  In the event of the same bid on Feb 26, 11:59pm, both persons will be notified and asked to put their best bid forward
·  Feel free to forward to friends, family, and colleagues

Please see attachment on home page for more details on this wonderful vacation opportunity. 

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