The National Concert Band of America’s 41st season will begin with our first performance at Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax, VA 22030 on Sunday, October 4th, 2015 at 3:00 PM.
The phone number is: 703.219.2200
For Driving Directions go to: http://www.fcps.edu/FairfaxHS and at the very bottom of the web page in small print click on “Fairfax County Public Schools.” At the resulting web page locate on the left side “Quick Links” – a drop down menu with “Get Driving Directions” is indicated. Click on this link and complete form.
“A Season of Masterworks” program begins with Joaquin Turina’s “La Procession du Rocio.” It’s encore is a Blankenburg march – “Action Front.” Franz Joseph Haydn’s “Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat” follows with Dennis Edelbrock as trumpet soloist. “Washington Grays” march by Grafulla, always a popular favorite, is next on the program. Percy Grainger’s “English Waltz” is followed by the concert’s main and concluding work, Vincent Persichetti’s well-known “Divertimento for Band.”
As in every National Concert Band of America concert we close our program with a musical salute to all veterans – past, present and future, with Bob Lowden’s arrangement of “Armed Forces Salute.” This tribute is always followed by the National Concert Band’s signature song – “This Is My Country!”
Please joins us in our first performance of “A Season of Masterworks.”