Located on the Central Coast of California, SLOCBDA strives to offer rich, rewarding musical experiences to students in order to develop excellent musicians and leaders in their community.


SLOCBDA holds 2 annual events: 

the SLO County Honor Band and the SLO County Band Festival.​

“Enriching our students' lives through Music Education"

Important Dates


Honor Band 2022 will take place April 29, 30 and May 1.

Auditions Students will audition for their own school's Band Director on or before March 25, 2022.  Honor Band members are selected by the SLOCBDA as a group.



Friday, April 29      6pm – 9pm      SLOHS


Saturday, April 30   9am - 4pm     SLOHS

Sunday, May 1      Senior Dress Rehearsal

                              10am – 11:30am

                              Junior Dress Rehearsal

                              12pm - 1pm


Honor Bands Concert


Sunday, May 1, 2022

2 p.m.

at San Luis Obispo High School


This is a free concert.

Our Guest Conductors

Garson Oliveri, Cabrillo High School, Lompoc

will conduct the Junior Honor Band

Christopher Woodruff, CalPoly State University

will conduct the Senior Honor Band

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  • Please arrive early enough to be in your seat when the rehearsal begins.

  • Please be prepared to pay the participation fee ($60) at the first rehearsal on Friday.  Checks can be made out to SLOCOE.  We also except cash, (exact change only please.)

  • Parking:  use the main lot at San Luis Obispo High School and look for signs directing you to your rehearsal.

  • SENIOR BAND members may audition for First Chair of their section.  First Chair auditions will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 29 at San Luis Obispo High School.  Ask your director for details.

  • JUNIOR BAND members:  Be sure you have music for Sonatina.  If you don't, please ask your Band Director for the music.

  • Be prepared to dress formally (black & white) for the concert on Sunday.  We will discuss details for formal dress at the rehearsals.

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Info about our 2022 conductors coming soon!


About the Guest Conductors