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All-State Honor Ensembles

Being selected for the All-State Ensembles is the highest honor any high school musician in California can receive. Regardless of the results, the “process” of preparing for the all-state band and orchestra auditions will make you a better musician and performer. We encourage all members to audition! Here are the links. Be on the lookout for recording instructions as we approach therecording deadline.


All-State Orchestra Audition Link  


Orchestra Recordings due November 8th, 2023


All-State Band Instructions

All-State Band Scales

All-State Band Excerpts

All-State Jazz Band Etudes


Concert/Jazz Band Recordings due November 8th, 2023

Summer Camps

We encourage all students to participate in summer music camps! Some popular ones include

Cazadero Music Camp
Lafayette Summer Music Jazz Workshop
La Honda Music Camp


Contra Costa County Honor Band

Auditions for the Contra Costa County Honor Band happen in late November/December and consist of:
- All State Honor Ensemble scales
- A short excerpt of your choosing
- Sight-reading

CCC Honor Jazz Band: Audition information usually available late November/early December.
For information, go to

Extra-Curricular Ensembles

See Mr. Cordoba for more information and recommendations regarding youth bands and youth orchestras in the East Bay and greater Bay Area. There are a great number of wonderful groups in our area and can provide a fantastic supplement to our school program. These include the:

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