The City of Fairfax Band Association added a new community concert band specially organized for former players looking to get back into band music after a few years — or several, or many — away from their instruments, The new Main Street Community Band clicked right away, rapidly attracting a critical mass of re-emerging musicians who quickly got back in the groove of playing band music, along with other talented musicians looking for the opportunity to play in a good band. The new group performed its first concert at the April Prisms Concert.
Leader of the Main Street Community Band is Geoffrey K. Seffens, a retired Fairfax County Public Schools music teacher and band director, and a former member of the City of Fairfax Band. A native of the City of Fairfax, Mr. Seffens graduated from the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and served 28 years as band director at Sidney Lanier Intermediate School. He is a member of several professional societies and has performed extensively in and around the Washington area as a trumpeter and ensemble conductor.