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.

2023 All State Live Audition Results

The 2023 All-State Ensemble Lists are now posted on the
CASMEC website.



Conductor Information and bios are housed on our CASMEC site.

All-State Conductor Bios


Future Conference 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