Fairfax High School

Upcoming Events

  • Wed, Feb 21:  Pre-Performance Assessment Concert – FHS Auditorium, 7:00pm
  • Sat, Feb 24:  All-Virginia Orchestra Auditions – JMU, all day
  • Thurs-Sat, Mar 15-17: VBODA Performance Assessment – Westfield High School, TBA
  • Thurs-Sat, Apr 5-7: All Virginia Orchestra @ James Madison University
  • Fri, Apr 13: Solo & Ensemble Festival @ Liberty MS
  • Thur, May 24: Spring Concert – FHS Auditorium, 7:00pm
See 2017-18 calendar  
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Gerald Fowkes
Director of Orchestras

Fairfax High School

María José Padmore
FHS Orchestra Boosters 

FHS Orchestra News
Congratulations to all of the FHS Orchestras for earning all Superior (I) ratings at the 2017 VBODA District Orchestra Assessment. Their hard work and dedication paid off ! 


The Fairfax High School Orchestra Department is comprised of five orchestral ensembles. 

Chamber Orchestra. This is the premier orchestral ensemble at Fairfax. This ensemble performs VBODA grade 6 literature. This ensemble is both a String Orchestra and a Full Symphonic Orchestra...   MORE


Gerald Fowkes is currently Director of Orchestras at Fairfax High School and the newly appointed Music Director and Conductor of the McLean Youth Orchestra.  Prior to his tenure at Fairfax he taught in Prince William County Schools where his orchestras consistently received Superior ratings at District Orchestra Assessment and national festivals throughout the Eastern Seaboard...   MORE
President:  María José Padmore
Vice President:  Josephine Wolfer
Treasurer:  Julie Robinson
Secretary:  Victoria Hurley



Orchestral Opportunities

Monday, September 25: Senior Regional Orchestra Auditions @ Marshall HS , 3:00-9:00pm  
Monday November 20: Senior District Orchestra Auditions @ Lanier MS, 4:00-9:00pm
Friday, April 13: Solo and Ensemble Festival @ Liberty MS
FHS Orchestras
3501 Rebel Run
Fairfax, VA  22030
(703) 219-2236