In April 2002, the City Band hosted the annual national convention of the Association of Concerts Bands. The convention was attended by over 500 community musicians from around the country. Visiting bands which performed during the convention included the Rockville (MD) Concert Band, the Denver (CO) Concert Band, the Midland (MI) Concert Band, and the Chesapeake Silver Cornet Brass Band (DE). In addition, an ACB Convention Band, consisting of convention attendees, performed, and a special appearance was made by the United States Army Band (“Pershing’s Own”). Appearing with the City Band during its convention concert was, once again, Steven Hendrickson, Principal Trumpet with the National Symphony Orchestra, performing Excursions for Trumpet and Band by Bruce Broughton.
The City of Fairfax Band is unique in maintaining high musical standards while remaining open for membership to qualified players. Musicians of the Band continue to apply their talents and musical energy toward the goal of performance excellence both individually and as a team for their community. In serving that goal, we are rewarded by great enjoyment in making music that brings pleasure and enrichment to expanding audiences in a growing community.