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2017 Honor Group Audition Information 
Please select the scales and materials for the group you will be auditioning for


Junior HS            HS Concert            Vocal Jazz            Instrumental Jazz
Audition List Audition List Audition Information  
Flute Piccolo Brazasia (all) HS Recording Instructions
Oboe Flute Born to be Blue (Men) HS Saxophone
Clarinet Oboe  Born to be Blue (Women) HS Trumpet
Bass Clarinet English Horn More HS Trombone
Bassoon Eb Clarinet HS Guitar
Saxophone Bb Clarinet HS Piano
French Horn Bass Clarinet HS Bass
Trumpet Contrabass Clarinet HS Drums
Trombone* Bassoon HS Vibes
Euphonium* Saxophone  
Tuba French Horn JHS Recording Instructions
Percussion Trumpet JHS Alto  Tenor  Bari
String Bass Trombone JHS Trumpet Lead Non-Lead
*Same Scales  Bass Trombone JHS Trombone
Euphonium JHS Guitar
Tuba JHS Piano
Percussion JHS Bass
Piano JHS Drums
Harp - No Scales JHS Vibes


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2017 Honor Group Audition Information

Forms & Applications

2016-2017 Membership and Student Applications

All audition materials and recording instructions are posted on this site and can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate Junior High or High School link in the left hand column.

Online Applications will be available beginning on or before OCTOBER 1, 2016

Membership Application Deadline (to be included in the directory):January 22


Directors:  If you would like to download a blank “Student Application Form” for the purpose of collecting student information, click here. 

IMPORTANT:  All information must still be typed into the online forms, submitted to CBDA, forms printed for signatures, and mailed with CDs and application fees by the December 1, 2015 postmark deadline.


California offers a junior high (Grades 7-8) All State Honor String Orchestra, two junior high (Grades 7-8) All-State Honor Bands, a junior high (Grades 7-8) All State Jazz Band, a high school (Grades 9-12) All State Vocal Jazz Ensemble, 3 high school (Grades 9-12) All State Honor Bands, a high school (Grades 9-12) All-State Jazz Band, and a high school (Grades 9-12) All State Honor Full Orchestra that will participate at the CBDA/CASMEC Convention in San Jose, February 11-14, 2016.

CBDA administers Woodwind, Brass and Percussion for the All-State Band and Orchestra Auditions

The California All-State Honor Orchestra takes place during the same weekend as the All-State Honor Bands in San Jose. All Woodwind, brass and percussion students submitting audition CDs will be asked to choose from three options. Option 1: "I am auditioning for either All-State Honor Band or the All-State Honor Orchestra." Option 2: "I am only auditioning for All-State Band." Option 3: "I am only auditioning for All-State Orchestra." Saxophone auditions will be considered for band only because there are no saxophone parts in the Orchestra music this year. All string players audition by going to www.codaorchestras.org and following the instructions on that website.

Parents: Please direct ALL questions to your music director.

Music Directors ONLY! If you experience problems using the online application, please e-mail Trish Adams, CBDA Administrative Assistant.

CBDA would like to thank the following companies for their generous contributions which helped to make possible our online forms.

Forms and applications posted on this site may be in Portable Document Format (PDF). Once downloaded, you will need Adobe Reader to view and print them.




















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Junior High School Errata is listed in SCORE ORDER with the date posted next to it. 

Please check here before making your recordings 


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High School Errata is listed in SCORE ORDER with the date posted next to it. 

Please check here before making your recordings







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