David Fairchild

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Mr. David Fairchild 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 Force Bands.

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.



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