Members of the City of Fairfax Band Association are headed to France June 1-8 to perform in Normandy and Paris. In Normandy, the band will provide the music for one of the year’s most significant observances of D-Day (June 6, 1944): the commemoration and wreath laying at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, which overlooks historic Omaha Beach.
Also, the band will perform in ceremonies at the Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial in Saint-James, France; for a D-Day musical salute and parade in the town of Sainte-Mère-Église; and will cap off their trip with a concert in Paris.
>> Young Artist Deadline—Feb. 10!!
Application deadline for the 2017 competition is February 10.
CFBA sponsors the Young Artist Competition annually to encourage the development of stand-out high school musicians who plan to pursue a musical career. The winner of the annual competition is featured at the May concert and receives a financial award of $2,000 in support of future music endeavors.