Meet the Young Artist Competition Winner: Olivia

The Young Artist Competition is a great opportunity for local musicians to earn deserved scholarship for their pursuit of secondary education. Meet this year’s winner, Olivia Johann. Olivia will be joining the City of Fairfax Band at the “Legends of the Air” concert, May 13. Oboist Olivia Johann is a junior at TJHSST, in Alexandria, VA. Beginning in 2015, Olivia has won first place at the Read More


Exciting New Addition to the “Legends of the Air” Concert

The next City of Fairfax Band concert, “Legends of the Air,” is sure to be a special treat. The City of Fairfax Band is excited and honored to have Ret. Colonel Arnald Gabriel back with the baton for this performance as a guest conductor. Not only will you have the opportunity to see Colonel Gabriel on the podium, but he will also be signing copies Read More

City of Fairfax Band To Perform in France at D-Day Ceremonies

The City of Fairfax Band (CFB) is headed to France June 1-8 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 Virginians’ other D-Day related performances include a ceremony Read More

Young Artist Competition Winner Chosen

CFBA is proud to announce the winner of the 2017 Young Artist Competion: Olivia Johann, from Thomas Jefferson High School (third from left). In addition to the $2000 prize, Olivia will be a guest artist at the City of Fairfax Band’s May 13 concert. Also pictured are the other three talented finalists: Henry Drembus, West Potomac HS; Akie Kadota, T.C. Williams HS; and Tommy Camilo, Read More

2017 Young Artist Competition Details Announced!

Since 1996, the CFBA has sponsored the Young Artist Competition to encourage the development of stand-out high school musicians who plan to pursue a musical career. The winner of the annual competition is the featured guest soloist at the May concert and is given a financial award of $2,000 in support of future music endeavors. February 10—Application Deadline March 5—Finalists’ Recital May 13—Solo performance with Read More