In recognition of achieving that goal over the course of many years, The City of Fairfax Band was awarded the Sudler Silver Scroll for 2004 by The John Philip Sousa Foundation. The Sudler Silver Scroll is regarded as North America’s most prestigious award for community concert bands. The 2004 Award was presented to the band by guest conductor Keith Brion during our March 19, 2005 concert.
The City of Fairfax Band issued its first CD recording since 1996. Titled “Made In America,” the digital album is a tribute by Fairfax Band to the spirit and heritage of American music, presenting recordings of original band music by Aaron Copland, Robert Russell Bennett, James Barnes, Claude T. Smith, Samuel Barber, Jerry Brubaker, and Virginia Wayland, including Brubaker’s stately, tense, and optimistic piece Thine Alabaster Cities Gleam and Ms. Wayland’s City of Fairfax March, our city’s official march tune. The disk features music arranged for concert band by Frank Ticheli, Michael Buckley, John Krance, and Fairfax Band music director Robert Pouliot.