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Honor Bands & Orchestras


Visit these web sites for audition information and calendars.


  • Santa Clara County Honor Band (SCCBDA):  The Santa Clara County Honor Band was founded in 1952 by local music teachers in order to promote and celebrate outstanding young musicians.
  • All State Honor Band (CBDA):  The California Band Directors Association. For 58 consecutive years, we have been comprised of band directors from all over California with the primary purpose of creating an exceptional honor band experience for our students.
  • All-Northern Honor Band (NCBA):  The NCBA was established in 1990 by music directors in to provide an organization that could judge diverse marching band competitions that were being run by independent organizations.
  • All State Orchestra (CODA):  The purpose of the California Orchestra Directors Association is to promote school orchestras in California by providing quality honor orchestra experiences for school orchestra students. CODA also facilitates an exchange of instructional strategies and ideas for the school orchestra director and provides a community and forum for school orchestra directors.


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