Introducing the 2019-2020 Northern Virginia Youth Winds Music Directors

Beginning with the 2019-2020 season, CFBA welcomes our new NVYW leadership team: Mr. Brett Dodson, Director, Senior Winds and Mr. Martin Blount, Director, Junior Winds.   Brett Dodson, a former FCPS Band Director at Kilmer Middle and Woodson High Schools, holds degrees from James Madison University and Bowling Green State University. His ensembles were twice featured at the Virginia Music Educators Association State Conference. In Read More

Sign up for Northern Virginia Youth Winds 2019-2020 Season

As we look forward to the 2019-2020 school year, we’d like to share some news about the coming Northern Virginia Youth Winds season. Auditions have been posted and are scheduled for the last two weeks of May.  For next year, we are instituting a change in policies for returning students. All current members of an NVYW ensemble will automatically be accepted into the organization next concert Read More

Saxophonist Christian Aliferis Wins Young Artist Competition

The results of the 2019 Young Artist Competition are in!  Christian Aliferis, alto saxophonist and James Madison High student, was selected by a panel of judges following the finalist recital, March 10.  Kudos to Christian and his stellar competition: finalists Michael Baker on euphonium, Lake Braddock Secondary School, and Stephanie Manning on bassoon, McLean High School.  Thanks to the three for their professional-grade perfomances. The Read More