To stimulate, promote and develop interest in the musical environments, educate the general public in the musical environment and advance the national culture in the musical environment through the performance of, and education in the wind and percussion ensemble, and symphonic band musical literatures; and to provide opportunity for development of individual musicianship and musical skills; and for individual musical expression and enjoyment of music among its membership and the general public.
Our musicians come from many different backgounds. We are engineers, educators, military, IT professionals, recent college grads, parents and grandparents, and retired professionals who come together in the middle of our busy work week to rehearse, perform, and enjoy playing music together. Under talented and professional leadership we have entertained the Fairfax community, Washington, DC and suburbs , and the greater mid-Atlantic for over 45 years.
Programs are varied and present the best in classical transcriptions, wind band music, military and marches, show tunes, and much more.
Ensembles include two adult concert bands: the nationally renowned City of Fairfax Concert Band and the newer adult Main Street Community Band. The Northern Virginia Youth Winds includes two student honor bands, The Symphonic Winds and Junior Winds. Smaller ensembles serving the community are the internationally acclaimed German band “Alte Kameraden,” the Fairfax Swing Band, the Fairfax Saxophone Quartet, and the Main Street Brass Quintet.
In addition to two honor bands for youth, the organization supports music education in the schools and community and annually sponsors and conducts a Young Artist Competition, with winners selected from high school senior- and junior-class entrants who play wind and percussion instruments. The Young Artist winner is featured as guest soloist in the City of Fairfax Band spring concert and receives a financial award to be applied towards furthering the student’s individual music education.The annual summer Children’s Concert is preceded by an Instrument Petting Zoo.
The association enriches the musical life of the community by providing a full indoor subscription concert series and a summer outdoor concert series, as well as by performing at civic festivals, patriotic programs, and commemorative ceremonies.
Board of Directors
Libby Fike: President
Alan Christensen: Vice President
Ruth Bandler: Secretary
Eric Lindberg: Treasurer
J.P. Auffret: Director, Chair
Angela Galper: Marketing/Public Relations
Robert Pouliot: Music Director
Rick Parrell: Associate Conductor
JoAnn Azzarello: City Band Representative
Pam Hebert: Main Street Representative
Anne Bolger: Director
The Hon. David Bulova, Director
The Hon. Eleanor Schmidt: Director
The Hon. Jane Woods: Director
Robert Pouliot, Music Director: City of Fairfax Band
Rick Parrell, Associate Conductor: City of Fairfax Band; Leader: Fairfax Swing Band
Geoffrey Seffens, Conductor: Main Street Community Band
Brett Dodson, Conductor: Northern Virginia Senior Winds
Martin Blount, Conductor: Northern Virginia Junior Winds
Janice Nette: Managing Director
Diane Farmer: Accountant
Rob Faber: Technical Director
Scott Fridy: Stage Manager
CFBA Member Volunteers
Alan Cole: Contributing writer, program
Jay Berkenbilt: Information Systems
Jim Francis: CFBA Personnel
Angela Galper: Webmaster
Penny Dimler: Web Contributor, editor
Dan Merriman: Public Relations
Glenn Maravetz: Public Relations
Wendy Shugol: Accessibility Coordinator