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Who may submit an audition?

1.  Students with an instrumental music program at their school:  
a) Auditions must be submitted by the school director
b) The director must include all fees in one payment and obtain the four required signatures on each student application. 
c) The student must be in their school program to be eligible to audition.

2.  Students with no instrumental music program at their school:  
a) Private Instructor or parent must join as an Associate Member.
b) All fees must be paid.  These include the membership dues, the school fee, and the student fee.  
c) Parent must obtain the four required signatures.  The private instructor or parent may sign as the director.
d) A letter on school letterhead, signed by the school principal, confirming that there is no instrumental music program at the school must be included with the All-State Application.

3.  Home school students:  
a) Parents must join CBDA as an Associate Member.  
b) All fees must be paid.  These include the membership dues, the school fee, and the student fee.  
c) The parent will sign as the Director, Principal and Parent.   
d) Proof of home school enrollment must be submitted with the All-State Application.

 

 

Membership Questions:

You must be a member of CBDA to submit wind or percussion auditions for All-State.  You must be a member of CAJ to submit jazz auditions for All-State.  You must be a member of CODA to submit string auditions.

 

Deadline:

All auditions must be postmarked by Dec 2, 2013.  There are no exceptions to this rule.  If your postmark is Dec 3, 2013 or later, your packet will be returned unopened.

 

Audition results:

Results will be posted during the first week of January (after January 3rd)

 

How much does it cost to participate?

If you are selected to participate in our All-State ensembles, there is a $365 participation fee that includes the hotel, meals, etc. while at the conference.  This fee is due in mid-January. Other costs are as follows:

  • Application Fee for Students - $45.00 per audition (fee waived for certain double-auditions.  See application)
  • Director Membership - $50.00 ($25.00 Retired; $10.00 College Student)
  • School Fee (if sending students to audition for honor ensembles) - $55.00
  • Conference Registration - $85.00
  • Banquet - $35.00

 

What if I can’t afford the participation fee?

Contact your school’s booster program, your school, your district, or community organizations like Optimists, Lions, Elks, etc.  Many of these organizations are willing to help students that have earned a place in an honor program.