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.



The 2024 All-State Band Audition Music Lists are now posted!

New audition deadline: November 1, 2023



Future CASMEC Dates: (new location and dates)

January 31-February 4, 2024 – Sacramento

January 15-19, 2025 – Sacramento

January 14-19, 2026 – Sacramento


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