Welcome to the California Band Directors Association (CBDA). Since 1958, CBDA has been comprised of band directors from all over California with the primary purpose of creating an exceptional honor band experience for our students.



Audition Window for the

2021 All-State Bands:

October 1 – December 1, 2020

Updated Director’s Instructions and Recording Instructions will be posted on your director and student dashboards soon. 





CBDA Social Justice Consortium

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2021 Solo List and Scales can be found in the Auditions section of this website

Click on “Auditions” under the All-State Ensembles tab in the main menu

Conductor Information and bios are housed on our CASMEC site.

An updated link will be posted soon.

Thank You for a Wonderful 2020 Conference!

We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 Conference!

Future Conference Dates:

  • 2021 – Fresno, February 18-21, 2021
  • 2022 – Fresno, February 17-20, 2022
  • 2023 – Fresno, February 16-19, 2023

Mission Statement

The California Band Directors Association (CBDA) is an organization that is inclusive of band directors from all areas of instrumental education.  CBDA is committed to offering the highest quality of educational musical experiences for students through All-State Honor Ensembles, while providing professional growth and collaborative opportunities for band directors.


General questions regarding CBDA should be addressed to: Trish Adams – Executive Administrator

Email Trish