serves in many capacities, and
is gaining recognition as a conductor and performer in
the Metropolitan Atlanta area. A native of that city,
David graduated with a Bachelor in instrumental music
education from Georgia State University, and is
currently the band and choral director at Lakeside High
School in Atlanta. Mr.
Fairchild received a masters in music education from the
University of Georgia in 2012, and has recently entered
candidacy pursuant to a Doctor of Education degree at
the same institution. David's dissertation will most
likely involve the history and contributions of the Air
In addition to his teaching duties,
Mr. Fairchild is also an enlisted Tech Sargent in the
Air National Guard Band of the South and is stationed at
McGhee-Tyson ANG in Knoxville, TN, where he has received
several awards for outstanding achievement. In the
National Guard, David performs in a variety of
capacities, including lead trombone with Eagle Flight
Jazz Band, euphonium in the ANG Concert band, and is
both a singer and trombonist in Sound Barrier, the
ANGBOTS rock band. Mr. Fairchild is also a member of
several small ensembles and is a sound engineer. SRA
Fairchild is the NCO in charge of the newly formed
trumpet ensemble for the ANG band.
David Fairchild is also the
co-founder and co-director of the Atlanta Trumpet
Ensemble and Atlanta Trumpet Festival, both of which
were projects that were brought about with the
partnership of Ms. Kay Fairchild. The ATE has performed
many worked in venues across the Southeast, and is
gaining a demand as a premier trumpet ensemble.
The Atlanta Trumpet festival, started in 2004, has
become one of the largest festivals in the country.
Mr. Fairchild's background is in
Trombone performance, education, and conducting.
He has performed in concert in the U.S., Taiwan, China
and Japan, and has studied with Dr. Thomas Gibson, Rich
Mata, Scott Hartman, and Michael Moore. Mr. Fairchild is
also a founding member of the Ivy Street Brass. He
is currently working on starting his master degree in
conducting, and spends his free time with his daughter
Katy and his son Joshua.