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.


2022 All-State Ensemble Lists are posted!

Register for CASMEC 2022 so that you don’t miss the
All-State performances!

The 2022 California All-State Music Education Conference is back IRL! We can’t wait to see you all this upcoming February in Fresno, CA and are so excited to provide the highest quality professional learning opportunity for music educators and your students across the state.  As always, California Alliance for Jazz (CAJ), California Band Directors Association (CBDA), California Choral Directors Association (CCDA), California Music Educators Association (CMEA) and California Orchestra Directors Association (CODA), the collaborating organizations of CASMEC, have been working hard to prepare an educational and uplifting conference and All-State experience.  CASMEC 2022

CASMEC 2022 Health and Safety Protocols:  We will be following the current Fresno County Department of Public Health and Fresno Convention Center Guidelines (12/15/2021)Read more



CBDA Social Justice Consortium

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2022 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.

All-State Conductor Bios



Click here to see the all new NAfME Council for Band Education Facebook page



Future Conference Dates:

  • 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