The Main Street Community Band performed a sunset concert at beautiful Lake Accotink to kick off the Braddock Nights concert series. This summer, conductor Jeff Seffens brought some summer fun to the concert series, and to the musicians, by including a Beach Boys Medley, Pinball Wizard, and The Greatest Showman. Check out this article in The Connection.
The City of Fairfax Band has received some national-level magazine coverage about its trip to France last June. It is the cover story of the fall issue (October 2017) of the Association of Concert Bands Journal. The Association of Concert Bands fosters excellence in concert band music across the nation through performance, education and advocacy. The article is more than a travelogue. It also discusses why structuring an international trip to be one that matters can generate the most benefits for a community band organization and its musicians. The band travelled to France chiefly to honor the U.S. World War II servicemembers who fought and fell in northern France on and after D-Day (June 6, 1944). (ACB Journal, Vol. 36, No. 3, October 2017. For more information about Association of Concert Bands see www.acbands.org)
The City of Fairfax Band (CFB) visits France 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.
The City of Fairfax Band Association (CFBA) is the focus of a taping of the “Café Latino” program on Comcast Channel 28 in Reston. The program features a performance by the Fairfax Saxophone Quartet, a unit of the CFBA. Also appearing are CFBA Music Director Robert Pouliot and Fairfax Council member Eleanor Schmidt, who also sits on the CFBA board.