The Kennedy Center

The Fairfax Wind Symphony


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 for all grade levels to explore contemporary rehearsal techniques and procedures. In addition to presenting numerous local concerts, the ensemble has been featured at five consecutive VMEA In-service Conferences, presenting new music clinic-concerts. 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, Dale Underwood, Carl Bly, Anthony Maiello, John Casagrande, Mark Camphouse, Jim Lunsford, Robert W. Smith, Don Lucas, Mark Norman, Richard Crain, Jeff Bianchi, and Velvet Brown.

The group is open to all current, retired, and future music educators in the metropolitan Washington area, as well as other interested musicians.

Watch Past Performances

Video 6/7/2015: The Fairfax Wind Symphony

A Salute to the Cappies features music from Broadway favorites and Cappies-nominated shows, including Chicago, West Side Story, and Fiddler on the Roof.

Video 6/8/2014: The Fairfax Wind Symphony

The ensemble of current, retired, and future music educators performs a selection of pieces for wind instruments.

Video 6/10/2012: The Fairfax Wind Symphony

The ensemble, comprised of current, retired, and future music educators from the D.C. area, presents a program of wind music.

The Fairfax Wind Symphony