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 2025 All-State Band Audition Music Lists are now posted!

New audition submission deadlines are:

October 15, 2024 for High School students (grades 9-12)

November 2, 2024 for Junior High School students (grades 7-8)


CBDA All-State Super Saturday

Exciting news from CBDA and CODA!  Super Saturday returns on September 7, 2024, with six simultaneous events across the state! 



Registration for CASMEC 2025 in Sacramento will open in early fall!

You won’t want to miss it! 

We hope to see you there!


Future CASMEC Dates: (new location and dates)

January 15-19, 2025 – Sacramento

January 14-18, 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