2023 California All State HS Golden State Honor Band


Hello CBDA Directors!

A few years ago in the general session, the CBDA membership requested and voted on the creation of a “Small Schools Band”, to help with the representation of schools that may not have had an opportunity to perform in an All-State level ensemble. After doing a few years of research and planning, and holding off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we moved forward with the ensemble this year.

After closing auditions for this year’s All-State bands, the CBDA board realized that modifications to the original plan needed to be made for 2023. After much discussion and deliberation, we would like to present to you:

CBDA All-State HS Golden State Honor Band

This band is going to be under the direction of Dr. Peter Boonshaft and will perform on the Sunday Morning concert alongside the HS Symphonic and HS Concert Bands.

The I Am Enough Social Impact commissioned piece will still be performed on Saturday night and will be premiered by the HS Wind Symphony under the baton of Dr. Gary P. Gilroy.

Golden State Band students will rehearse in the beautiful Shaghoian Theatre at Clovis North High School.

For further details regarding how the scoring process took place, CBDA members can find details of how seating was done in an email that was sent to the address associated with their CBDA account.

We are excited for this ensemble’s inaugural year and know that Dr. Boonshaft will provide these students with a wonderful All-State experience. Congratulations in advance to all who earned a spot in one of the All-State ensembles. This has been one of the most competitive years in the history of CBDA, and it speaks volumes about the wonderful work being done in your band rooms every day!

Thank you,

Jeff Detlefsen

Director of Bands, Sierra Pacific High School
President, California Band Directors Association
Founder, South Valley Winter Arts Association