The Life of Christopher Sabec Part 1

Christopher Sabec Simon & GarfunkelFor Christopher Sabec, 1992 was the year that his passion for music and his education as an attorney converged. Until then, he was busy pursuing his calling in politics and international law, turning to the magic of music primarily as a source of entertainment. At the age of 28, however, a series of fortuitous opportunities in the music business presented themselves to him, forever altering the course of his career and his life goals.

Born in Norfolk, Virginia on December 10, 1964, her was the second of two sons. His father was a Naval officer and his mother was a realtor. After his birth, his family moved to Midway, an island in the Pacific halfway between Hawaii and the Philippines. Two years later, his father was transferred to Washington, D.C. It was there that he experienced one of his earliest memories. Just shy of his third birthday, he was walking hand-in-hand with his babysitter, balancing along a railroad track. They were singing along to Simon & Garfunkel’s 59th Street Bridge Song crackling over the transistor radio that was hanging from her wrist. It’s a vivid memory of his to this day.

Fortunately, by the time he began school, his father had retired and they moved permanently to Fairfax, Virginia, a suburb of Washington D.C. His father’s retirement allowed Christopher to avoid all of the moves usually associated with being in a military family. He attended parochial school until eighth grade, then public high school. A main interest throughout his childhood was his fascination with current events. At a young age, Christopher watched the news and was aware of the political process; he clearly remembers the 1972 primary season and conventions, as well as the resulting Watergate hearings. In school, this interest played itself out in student government. Christopher Sabec ran for office every time he had the opportunity, holding various elected positions along the way. In his senior year of high school, he was elected president of the student body and successfully ran for a sear on the Fairfax County School Board. His position on the board was an incredible learning experience. He represented the interests of over 125,000 students and participated in the board’s discussions and debates involving curriculum issues and appropriations for a budget exceeding $450 million.

To be continued…