• Ensembles will not be required to perform a minimum number of selections to participate and receive comments and clinics.
  • At least two selections must be performed to receive a rating.
    • One multi-movement piece of significant length will also suffice.
  • Ensembles may still not exceed the maximum performance time.
  • You are not required to select pieces from the SCSBOA or UIL lists; however, these lists should be considered as excellent resources for appropriate material!

In addition, in order to help promote musical growth, encourage students and directors to continue to make great music, and to provide a more meaningful festival experience at all classification levels, for the 2022 season, clinics with an adjudicator will be offered in place of sight reading at all festivals. (You are, of course, always encouraged to practice sight reading music in your band room!)

We want to encourage directors to plan their festival day so as to allow time for their students to watch other ensembles perform. This is considered to be an important and meaningful component of the festival experience.

Steve Graves, VP-Festival Adjudication

Welcome to the 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 develop a greater appreciation of music, providing the means for exploring both vocational and non-vocational opportunities in music, raising performance standards, and improving learning techniques.

2022 Middle & High School Honor Group Audition Information

Audition Announcement (High School)
Student Info Form
Director Instructions
Recording Instructions Form

2022 Jazz Honor Groups Acceptance Packet

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2021 Field Grid

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Jazz Education & Information

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2022 Honor Jazz Band Information
Jazz Audition portal opens November 1, 2021. The link for submission will be posted at that time. Jazz submission deadline is December 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM. No late entries will be accepted.
2022 Honor Jazz Band Audition Music
2022 Jazz All Stars/Ambassadors Audition Music
Jazz Festival Schedule
Jazz Festival Survey

Virtual Festivals

Virtual Festivals for Band & Pageantry
Field 2021 Town Hall Presentation (PDF & Video)

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