Auditions

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)

2025 BAND AUDITION MUSIC

2025 All-State Junior High School BANDS (Grade 7-8)

2025 Junior High School Band Scales

2025 CBDA All-State Junior High School Honor Band Excerpt List

 

2025 All-State High School BANDS (Grade 9-12)

2025 High School Band Scales
(All High School Ensembles)

(English Horn and Piano solos are linked on the excerpt list)

2025 CBDA All-State High School Honor Band Excerpt List
(Concert, Symphonic, Wind Symphony, Golden State, Symphony Orchestra Winds & Percussion)

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2025 CBDA All-State High School Golden State Honor Band Excerpt List
(Golden State only)
Qualifications for Participating in the Golden State Honor Band

 

Errata

Errata for HS and JH

If you have an addition to add to this list, please contact Susan Willmering
Errata is a correction of a published text or music.

The audition system will open on September 1, 2024 with an upload deadline of 11:59 PM on October 15, 2024 for High School students (grades 9-12) and November 2, 2024 for Junior High School students (grades 7-8)



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)

2024 JAZZ BAND AUDITION MUSIC
coming soon!

Junior High School JAZZ BAND (Grade 7-8)

2025 CAJ JHS All-State Honor Jazz Band Etudes

High School JAZZ BAND (Grade 9-12)

2025 CAJ HS All-State Honor Jazz Band Etudes

Please visit www.cajazz.org for 2025 HS All-State Vocal Jazz Audition Materials


Director Instructions

  • Concert Bands (High School and Junior High School)
  • Jazz Bands (High School and Junior High School)
  • Vocal Jazz Director Instructions can be found on the CAJ website, www.cajazz.org

Recording Instructions

 

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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 yeardisposable vape nz.  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 5 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 15 – 19, 2025.

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.