Home of the Fairfax Wind Symphony
The Fairfax Wind Symphony was founded in 1999 to provide music educators in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area an opportunity to read and prepare significant wind literature of all grade levels, and to explore contemporary rehearsal techniques and procedures.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Please join us at 3:00 p.m. at West Springfield High School. Admission is Free.
April 14th at Robinson
No Rehearsal on April 21
April 28, May 5, 12 and 19
Dress Rehearsal May 21
The Fairfax Wind Symphony was formed in the fall of 1999 for the benefit of local music directors and teachers. Its’ primary focus is to read and prepare wind literature of all grade levels, and to explore contemporary rehearsal techniques and procedures. In addition to presenting numerous local concerts, the ensemble has been featured at ten VMEA In-service Conferences, presenting new music clinic-concerts, and the 2006 Mid-West Clinic. In February 2004, Colonel Arnald D. Gabriel accepted the position of Principal Guest Conductor and continues to make annual appearances with the Wind Symphony. Other guest artists have included Brian Bowman, Charles West, Moe Turrentine, Lance LaDuke, Dale Underwood, Carl Bly, Anthony Maiello, John Casagrande, Dennis Zeisler, Mark Camphouse, Jim Lunsford, Robert W. Smith, Don Lucas, Russell Penney, Mark Norman, Ed Fraedrich, Richard Crain, Roger Behrend, Jeff Bianchi, Sharon Bonneau, Gary Green, David Maslanka, and Velvet Brown.
FCPS Academy credits are available for enrolled FCPS participants, as well as recertification points for current FCPS teachers. The group is open to all current, retired, and future music educators in the metropolitan Washington area, as well as other interested musicians. For information concerning the ensemble, please contact Stan Schoonover at 703-658-5233, or firstname.lastname@example.org.