Sign-up Window Closes: Friday, November 20, 2020


Log-in Information: *NOTE - Your registration will NOT work if you have not paid your GCBDA Dues*

  1. Click "register your account"

  2. Fill out the information form (Your school's name will only appear IF you have paid your fees)

  3. Click "Submit"

  4. Check your email for a message from

  5. Click the link that was sent to you to confirm your registration

  6. Log-in using your new username (email) and password

  7. Submit your names/instruments/audition type

  8. Check your lists before you click "Finalize Registration"

  9. Click "Finalize Registration" when you are sure all students have been submitted accurately

  10. Submit check to the GCBDA using the information below...

Audition Fee: $10 per student, per audition (Non-refundable)

Due Date: Postmarked by Friday, November 20, 2020

Checks Payable to GCBDA

**Please check your email for the address to mail payment**

Audition Music Release Date: Monday, November 30, 2020 @



Auditions videos are due by Friday, January 8, 2021 @ 11:59 PM

As of right now, we are unable to have in person auditions at Biloxi High School. I think we all understand the many reasons why that will not work this year. The Board has decided to have virtual auditions for this year. Each school will submit a video audition for each of their students. The Director is responsible for reviewing all recordings before submission to make sure it has all of the following:

  1. Has each part of the audition (scales, chromatic scale, and prepared piece)

  2. The student is clearly visible and you can clearly hear them

  3. The video must be one continuous clip (no edits or pauses)

  4. The video can be no longer that 5 minutes

We have decided there will not be a sight-reading portion for this audition. 

Judging: Once all of the video auditions have been submitted on January 8, 2021, every Director will be sent their videos for the section they were assigned to judge. They will then have 9 days to judge and score each of their auditions. The 9 days will be from Saturday, 1/9 until Sunday, 1/17. We will have all the auditions submitted and judged through Google. More information on this later.

Audition Submission Date: Friday, January 8, 2021 @ 11:59 PM

(I would suggest having your students submit their auditions to you early enough to allow you time to review and check each one before you submit to GCBDA)

Judging Completion Date: Sunday, January 17 @ 11:59 PM


2021 Audition Requirements

(Concert and Jazz)


Middle School Minimum

Scale Requirements


Jazz Scales

Prepared Solos

Middle School Concert Audition Music

Snare - Timpani - Mallets

High School Concert Audition Music

Snare - Timpani - Mallets

Jazz Band Audition Music

There is one audition piece for jazz bands. 

We will use the best auditions to fill both bands.

Download Jazz Improv Track Here


We have to postpone the clinic from January to later in the school year. The Gulfport High School Administration informed us that they are unable to host this clinic at this time.


Chris Word

Purvis High School


Artie Adams

University of Southern Mississippi


Kevin Welborn

University of Alabama


Jay MacArthur

Choctawhatchee High School



Larry Panella

University of Southern Mississippi


Mike Bass

Pearl River Community College