• Job Section

    If you are interested in seeking a music related position in Southern California, please visit our jobs page under the resources tab. If you would like to post an open position, please email the information to scsboa@gmail.com.

  • 2014 Championship Venue Application

    If you are interested in hosting Championships at your school site (11/22/2014), CLICK HERE for an application.  The deadline for submission is April 15, 2014.

  • New Address & Phone Number

    1902 Wright PL, Suite 200

    Carlsbad, CA 92008

    760-918-5804

  • Jazz Breakdown

    Justin Padilla sits down with jazz trumpeter Willie Murillo for quick tips on better trumpet playing. To view the video click here.

  • National Standards Revision

    If you would like to review the proposed National Standards for Arts Education click here.

About SCSBOA

The Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association is a non-profit organization whose active membership is drawn primarily from educational institutions—elementary schools, junior high/middle schools, senior high schools, colleges and universities. Additional membership includes students and others (private instructors, business establishments) who are active in the musical community.

The Association is dedicated to enriching the cultural environment by helping all students to develop a greater appreciation of music, providing students with the means for exploring both vocational and non-vocational opportunities in music, raising performance and adjudication standards, and improving teaching techniques.

Our Mission

We believe that aesthetic education through instrumental music performance is essential to the school curriculum. Our mission is to provide educational leadership to the membership of the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association. To fulfill our mission, we provide opportunities for professional growth through developmental resources. These resources include: conferences, clinics, publications, performance evaluation, association with institutions of higher learning and interaction with professional musicians.

We provide enrichment opportunities which present outstanding student musicians as models for all instrumental programs. We also provide resources to assist with the development and/or evaluation of curriculum should it be requested by a school or district.

  • SCSBOA sponsors band, orchestra, solo and ensemble, district and regional festivals.
  • We select and train approved adjudicators for band, orchestra, solo and ensemble festivals and for parade and field event competitions.
  • SCSBOA maintains a continuing program to evaluate and update the adjudication forms being used for band, and orchestra festivals and competitions.
  • We sponsor clinics and workshops for in-service training of teachers of instrumental music.
  • SCSBOA sponsors the All-Southern California High School Honor Groups, the All-Southern California Middle School Honor Groups, and the All-Southern California Honor Jazz Ensembles.

Recent News

feb 18

Championship Venue

If you are interested in hosting Championships at your school site (11/22/2014), CLICK HERE for an application.  The deadline for submission is April 15, 2014.
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feb 17

National Coalition for Core Arts Standards

If you have not heard yet the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards has been working to revise the national standards for arts education.  You may view a sample of these standards by clicking here.
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feb 04

New Address & Phone Number

Our office has moved, please send all of your correspondents to the following address: 1902 Wright PL Suite 200 Carlsbad, CA 92008 Phone Number: 760-918-5804
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feb 01

Music List Submission

The SCSBOA membership is encouraged to submit worthy compositions to be considered for addition to the SCSBOA Music Lists. Remember that all ensembles performing at SCSBOA festivals must play one selection off the SCSBOA Music Lists. If you have a selection approved for our music lists, you can use this…
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feb 01

String & Full Orchestra List Addendum Policy

You may play as your required selection any significant single-movement work, or movement of a significant larger work, that is an original and unabridged version by one of the approved major composers listed below. This consideration does not apply to literature that has already been classified at a level lower…
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jan 23

2014 SCSBOA Conference

Happy New Year! Thank you for interest in the annual SCSBOA Conference January 24-26, 2014 at the Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim Hilton and the Anaheim Convention Center.  Included in this letter are maps of the Disneyland  Hotel, Disney properties, Anaheim Hilton site maps, Anaheim Convention Center site maps,  parking maps, shuttle…
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jan 23

The Conference has gone Mobile

 Dear Attendees,  This notice is to inform you that the 2014 SCSBOA Conference has gone mobile using Guidebook! We strongly encourage you to download our mobile guide to enhance your experience at 2014 SCSBOA Conference. You'll be able to plan your day with a personalized schedule and browse exhibitors, maps and general…
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dec 19

SCSBOA SPRING GOLF CLASSIC - 2014

SUNDAY, JUNE 8TH - 10 A.M. START TIME DAD MILLER GOLF COURSE, ANAHEIM $80 PER PLAYER INCLUDING GREEN FEE, CART, DRIVING RANGE BALLS,   SWAG-BAG, HOT DOG & WATER AT THE TURN PLUS AWARDS DINNER  (GOURMET BBQ) , DOOR PRIZES AND TROPHIES.  Festival Hosts - Download the corrected planning form for 2013-2014 here NEW…
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dec 19

Congratulations to our 2013 Field Band Medalists!

Still want a T-Shirt from Championships? Division 1A   Division 4A Gold - San Marcos   Gold - William S. Hart Silver - Los Angeles   Silver - Valencia (P) Bronze - Charter Oak   Bronze - Mira Costa       Division 2A   Division 5A Gold - Patriot…
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