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The City of Fairfax Band Association and its ensembles remain the pride and joy of the City and the whole Fairfax community
— Scott Silverthorne, Mayor
City of Fairfax, VA



The City of Fairfax Band Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 1306
Fairfax, Virginia 22038-1306
571-336-CFBA (2322)
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44th Season of Entertaining Fairfax

City of Fairfax Band

Main Street Community Band

Fairfax Swing Band

Northern Virginia Youth Winds

    * Subscription Series Concerts

Saturday, October 12, 2013, 12 noon


Fairfax Fall Festival

Main Street Community Band
Conductor: Geoffrey Seffens

Old Town Hall
3999 University Drive
Fairfax, Virginia

The program will include the following selections:

  • The Home Town Boy March, K.L. King
  • Beguine for Band, Glenn Miller
  • Hocus Pocus, James Syler
  • Picador March, John Philip Sousa
  • A Childhood Remembered
  • House of Horrors
  • The City of Fairfax March, Wayland

Saturday, October 26, 2013, 8 pm
Subscription Series Concert

Tell Me a Story

The City of Fairfax Band
Conductor: Robert Pouliot

Host: Rich Kleinfeldt

Fairfax High School
3501 Rebel Run
Fairfax, Virginia

The program will include the following selections:

  • Hobbits from Symphony No. 1, "Lord of the Rings,” Johan de Meij
  • A Symphony of Fables, Julie Giroux
    1. The Lion and the Mouse
    2. The Pied Piper of Hamelin
    3. The Hare and the Tortoise
    4. The Ugly Duckling
    5. The Three Billy Goats Gruff
  • L’Apprenti Sorcier, Paul Dukas
  • Songs of Abelard, Norman Dello Joio
  • Jericho, Morton Gould

Sunday, December 8, 2013, 4 pm

Cancelled because of weather.
Concert will not be re-scheduled.


Tickets will be honored at City of Fairfax Band Concert, Dec. 21.

Subscription Series Concert

Home for the Holidays

Main Street Community Band
Conductor: Geoffrey Seffens

Lanier Middle School
3801 Jermantown Road
Fairfax, Virginia

The program will include the following selections:

  • All I Want For Christmas Is You, Mariah Carey & Walter Afanasieff,
    arr. Larry Kerchner
  • Snow Day Celebration, Alan Stein
  • A Home Alone Christmas from "Home Alone 2," arr. Paul Lavender
  • The Toy Trumpet, Raymond Scott, arr. Robert Longfield
  • The Eighth Candle: "Prayer and Dance for Hanukkah," Steve Reisteter
  • Adventum: "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" and "Ukrainian Bell Carol",
    arr. Jared Barnes
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Swing, arr. Chris Sharp

Admission is free. Tickets are required. Reserve tickets using the print-and-mail order form. Ticket requests should be addressed and mailed to The Main Street Community Band Holiday Concert Tickets, P.O. Box 1306, Fairfax, VA 22038-1306. Please include a stamped, self-addressed return envelope with your request.


Sunday, December 15, 2013, 3 pm
Subscription Series Concert

Season Opener

Northern Virginia Youth Winds
Conductor: Denny Stokes

Oakton High School
2900 Sutton Rd
Oakton, Virginia

The program:

Suites and Flicks
  • Fanfare for Tambourines, John Alferi
  • Piur Bole, John Bergamo
    John Kilkenny, Conductor and Instructor
    Percussion Area Coordinator, George Mason University
  • March from 1941, John Williams
  • Suite Francaise, Darius Milhaud
    Normandie
    Brittany
    Ile-de-France Alsace-Lorraine
    Provence
  • The Wind and the Lion, Jerry Goldsmith/Davis
  • Moorside March from "Moorside Suite," Gustav Holst/Jacob
  • The Black Horse Troop, John Philip Sousa/Fennell
    Geoffrey Seffens, Guest Conductor
    Conductor, Main Street Community Band
  • Silverado, Bruce Broughton/Bass

Saturday, December 21, 2013, 7 pm
Subscription Series Concert



Christmas in Fairfax

The City of Fairfax Band
The Fairfax Choral Society
Conductor: Robert Pouliot
Guest Host: John Lyon
Guest: Santa Claus
Sponsor: Gingrich Foundation

Fairfax High School
3501 Rebel Run
Fairfax, Virginia

The program will include the following selections:

  • Ding Dong! Merrily on High, 16th Century Carol, arr., Brubaker
  • Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, Leon Jessel, arr., Morrisey
  • Variants on a Mediaeval Tune, Norman Dello Joio
  • The Night Before Christmas, Randol Alan Bass
  • Traditions of Christmas, Chip Davis, arr., Longfield
  • How Brightly Shines the Morning Star from "Three Carols for Advent," Joseph M. Martin, arr., Adams, adapted, Pouliot
  • Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Mendelssohn/Wilberg, trans., Brubaker
  • Jingle Bells, Traditional, setting by Gould, narrated by John Lyon
  • A Christmas Celebration (of Songs and Carols), Alfred Reed

Admission is free. Tickets are required. Ticket requests should be addressed and mailed to The City of Fairfax Band Holiday Concert Tickets, P.O. Box 1306, Fairfax, VA 22038-1306. Please include a stamped, self-addressed return envelope with your request.

Ticket holders will be admitted, starting at 6:15 pm. After 6:45 pm non-ticket holders will be admitted to take unclaimed seats.

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Sunday, February 16, 2014, 3 pm
Subscription Series Concert

Winter Concert

Northern Virginia Youth Winds
Conductor: Denny Stokes

Oakton High School
2900 Sutton Rd
Oakton, Virginia

The Program:

Pairings
  • Mars, from "The Planets," Gustav Holst
  • Lux Arumque, Eric Whitacre
  • Overture in C, Felix Mendelssohn/Greissle
  • Sketches on a First Snowfall, Patrick Holcomb
    for Northern Virginia Youth Winds
  • Tip of the Andes, Craig Hetrick
    John Kilkenny, Conductor,
    Instructor, Percussion Area Coordinator, George Mason University
  • Sheltering Sky, John Mackey
    Linda Gammon, Guest Conductor
    Founding Conductor, Northern Virginia Junior Winds
  • Whip and Spur, Thomas Allen/Cramer


Sunday, February 23, 2014, 4 pm
Subscription Series Concert

"Cool" Tunes for a Winter's Day

Celebrating Main Street's 5th Anniversary!

Main Street Community Band
Conductor: Geoffrey Seffens
Fairfax Swing Band
Conductor: Rick Parrell

Lanier Middle School
3801 Jermantown Road
Fairfax, Virginia

The Main Street Community Band will play these selections:

  • Benny Goodman: The King of Swing
  • Selections from CHICAGO
    And All That Jazz
    Cell Block Tango
    Roxie
    We Both Reached For The Gun
  • Crooner's Serenade
    Moondance
    I've Got You Under My Skin
    Save the Last Dance for Me
  • Duke Ellington in Concert
    Take The "A" Train
    Don't Get Around Anymore
    Mood Indigo
    Caravan
    It Don't Mean A Thing
  • Someone To Watch Over Me
    featuring Sandi Shirts on Vocals
  • High School Cadets, John Philip Sousa

Selections by The Fairfax Swing Band:

  • Bewitched, Richard Rogers, arr. Mike Tomaro
  • Younger Than Springtime, Richard Rogers, arr. Lennie Niehaus
  • Walk Don't Run, Johnny Williams arr. Quincy Jones
  • Fly Me to the Moon, Bart Howard arr. Quincy Jones
  • Dreamsville, Henry Mancini, arr. Mark Taylor
  • Don't Sleep in the Subway, Tony Hatch & Jackie Trent, arr. Bob Florence


Saturday, March 22, 2014, 8 pm
Subscription Series Concert

Gershwin, By George!

City of Fairfax Band
Conductor: Robert Pouliot

George Gershwin

Special Event:

You Are Invited to
"Tea with George Gershwin"
A Pre-Concert Chat with Robert Pouliot
Time: 6:30 pm | Admission: $5

Fairfax High School
3501 Rebel Run
Fairfax, Virginia

The program includes these selections by George Gershwin:

  • Rhapsody in Blue, score by Ferde Grofé
         Andrew O'Brien, piano soloist
  • *An American in Paris, arr. Jerry Brubaker
  • *Cuban Overture, arr. R. Mark Rogers
  • *Three Preludes, arr. Robert Pouliot
    • Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
    • Andante con moto e poco rubato
    • Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
  • *Lullaby, arr. Robert Pouliot
  • Porgy and Bess, arr. Russell Bennett
  • *Gershwin! arr. Warren Barker
    • Fascinating Rhythm
    • Embraceable You
    • Somebody Loves Me
    • Someone to Watch Over Me
    • I Got Rhythm

Association of Concert Bands logo*These selections will be presented in concert again at
the Association of Concert Bands annual convention:

Friday, March 28, 2014, 8:30 pm
Holiday Inn
904 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA


Sunday, April 27, 2014, 4 pm
City of Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts 2014 logo

Spotlight Concert

Main Street Community Band
Conductor: Geoffrey Seffens

Sherwood Center
3740 Old Lee Highway
Fairfax, Virginia

The program will include:

  • American Riversongs, Pierre La Plante
  • Duke Ellington in concert, arr. Paul Murtha
      Take the A Train
      Don't Get Around Anymore
      Mood Indigo
      Caravan
      It Don't Mean A Thing
  • Groove Music, Brian Balmages
  • Innisfree, Carl Strommen
  • Nessun Dorma (from Turandot), arr. Jay Bocook
  • The Olympics: A Centennial Celebration, John Williams, arr. John Moss
  • Themes Like Old Times, arr. Warren Barker


Flutist Alison Dettmer
  Alison Dettmer
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 8 pm
Subscription Series Concert

Springtime Pops
featuring the 2014 Young Artist Competition Winner

City of Fairfax Band
Conductor: Robert Pouliot
Guest Artist: Alison Dettmer, flute
  2014 CFBA Young Artist Competition Winner
Host: Rich Kleinfeldt

WT Woodson High School
9525 Main Street
Fairfax, Virginia

Music for this program will include:

  • La Belle Hélène Overture, Jacques Offenbach, arr. Odom
  • Overture to "Candide," Leonard Bernstein, arr. Beeler
  • Fantasie Pastoral Hongroise, Op. 26, Franz Doppler, arr. Bourgeois
       Soloist: Alison Dettmer, flute
  • The Gallant Seventh, John Philip Sousa, arr. Fennell
  • Hounds of Spring, Alfred Reed
  • Pique Dame Overture, Franz von Suppé, arr. Tobani, Kent
  • Promenade, Leroy Anderson, arr. Lang
  • The Silver Quill, Dale Harpham, Sammy Nestico, arr. Nestico
  • Wedding Dance, Jacques Press, trans. Johnston, arr. Fennell
    from Symphonic Suite "Hasseneh" (The Wedding)


Sunday, May 18, 2014, 3 pm
Subscription Series Concert

Spring Concert

Northern Virginia Youth Winds
Conductor: Denny Stokes

WT Woodson High School
9525 Main Street
Fairfax, Virginia