The City of Fairfax Band marked completion of its 40th concert season with a gala concert in June, presented in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association. The performance was not only a fundraiser for that organization, but (in the 1st half of the concert) a moving testimonial to the human toll of Alzheimer’s disease, rendered
musically in Mark Camphouse’s major concert piece titled The Shining City, a work for band, with narration, based on selections from speeches by President Ronald Reagan, concluding with an excerpt from President Reagan’s letter of farewell when he retired from public life because he himself became afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. Narrator for the performance was Hon. Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House.
After intermission, the mood on stage was lighter and brighter as our guest Broadway artists brought down the house with an exciting and wildly popular evening of Broadway musical favorites. Bravo Broadway! has been performed with orchestras all over the world, and has played to acclaim from audiences and critics alike. Bravo
Broadway! is a unique evening of famous Broadway songs that are usually performed with symphony orchestra. The show’s presentation at the City of Fairfax Band 40th anniversary gala was the first time
Bravo Broadway! has ever been performed with concert band.