ALL STATE HONOR BANDS

There are levels of All-State bands: 1) All State Honor Wind Symphony 2) All State Honor Symphonic Band 3) All State Honor Concert Band in addition to the All State Jazz Band. Audition materials for these ensembles are posted on the CBDA (California Band Directors Association) website. All auditions must be coordinated with Keith at the beginning of the school year. Deadline for all materials is December 1st.
Website: www.cbda.org/index.php/auditions

 

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY HONOR BAND

The Contra Costa County High School Honor Band features some of the best high school musicians in our area. Auditions for this ensemble happen in late November/early December. Auditions consist of All State scales, short excerpt of your choosing and sight-reading. See Keith for more details.

 

CMEA BAY SECTION HONOR JAZZ BAND

This group performs at the annual CMEA Bay Section Conference in San Jose in January and directed by leading Bay Area jazz educators. Students from around the Bay Area audition for this group. Everyone is encouraged to audition! For more information please see Keith.
Website: www.cmeabaysection.org

 

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY HONOR JAZZ BAND

The Contra Costa County Honor Jazz Band features some of the best high school musicians in our area. Auditions for this ensemble happen in late November/early December. Legendary Bay Area jazz greats conduct and organize the high school and middle school bands.
Website: www.gijf.org/honor-jazz-bands