New audition submission deadline is November 1, 2023


2024 All-State Junior High School BANDS (Grade 7-8)

Junior High School Band Scales

2024 CBDA All-State Junior High School Honor Band Excerpt List


2024 All-State High School BANDS (Grade 9-12)

High School Band Scales
(All High School Ensembles)

(English Horn & Harp solos also found in this folder)

2024 CBDA All-State High School Honor Band Excerpt List
(Concert, Symphonic, Wind Symphony, Golden State, Symphony Orchestra Winds & Percussion)

2024 CBDA All-State High School Golden State Honor Band Excerpt List
(Golden State only)
Qualifications for Participating in the Golden State Honor Band



Errata for HS and JH

If you have an addition to add to this list, please contact Susan Willmering

The audition system will open on September 1, 2023 with an upload deadline of 11:59 PM on November 1, 2023.


Coming Soon…

Junior High School JAZZ BAND (Grade 7-8)

2024 CAJ/CBDA JH All-State Honor Jazz Band Etudes

High School JAZZ BAND (Grade 9-12)

2024 CAJ/CBDA HS All-State Honor Jazz Band Etudes

Please visit for 2024 HS All-State Vocal Jazz Audition Materials

Director Instructions

  • Concert Bands (High School and Junior High School) – coming soon
  • Jazz Bands (High School and Junior High School) – coming soon
  • Vocal Jazz Director Instructions can be found here: coming soon

Recording Instructions

How not to get DISQUALIFIED…

The following are reasons CBDA will disqualify an audition while judging for the All-State Honor Groups:

  1. Talking or coaching is heard during the recording
  2. Digitally altering a recording (ex: the use of auto-tuning, etc.)
  3. Wrong solo or excerpt is played
  4. Wrong scales are played
  5. Solo is missing sections requested
  6. A metronome is heard during the scales or solo
  7. Track/Recording Blank

CBDA is not looking to disqualify any applicant, but each must follow these guidelines.  Last year we saw an overwhelming number of applicants be disqualified over these 7 reasons.

Please double-check that you are following CBDA’s required excerpts and scales for the current year.  Some solos have changed from the past rotation.

Additional Information

California currently offers the opportunity to audition and participate in 18 All-State Ensembles.  Collaboratively, CBDA, CODA, CCDA, and CAJ offer:

2 Junior High All-State Honor String Orchestras (Grades 7-8)

2 Junior High All-State Honor Bands (Grades 7-8)

1 Junior High All-State Jazz Band (Grade 7-8)

1 High School GOLDEN STATE Honor Band

3 High School All-State Honor Bands (Grades 9-12)

1 High School All-State Honor Jazz Band (Grades 9-12)

1 High School All-State Honor String Orchestra (Grades 9-12)

1 High School All-State Honor Full Orchestra (Grade 9-12)

CAJ also offers a HS All-State Honor Jazz Choir (Grade 9-12)

CCDA offers 4 All-State Choirs

  • Junior High SATB
  • Junior High SSAA
  • High School SSAA
  • High School SATB
  • High School TTBB

All of these ensembles will participate in the California All-State Music Education Conference January 31 – Febuary 4, 2024.

CBDA administers woodwind, brass, percussion, and strings for the All-State Band and Orchestra auditions.

The All-State HS Orchestras rehearsals and performances take place during the same time as the All-State High School Honor Bands. All woodwind, brass, and percussion students submitting auditions will be asked to choose from three options:

  1. “I am auditioning for either All-State Honor Band or the All-State Honor Orchestra.”
  2. “I am only auditioning for All-State Honor Band.”
  3. “I am only auditioning for All-State Honor Orchestra.”

Saxophone and Euphonium auditions are considered for band only. There are no winds and percussion in the All-State Junior High Orchestras.

All string players audition by visiting CODA and following the instructions on that website.