We care about our Community
The Music Loft brings a fun musical experience to 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders at Herndon and Clearview Elementary Schools.
Percussion Works is a program designed to enhance academic performance in the classroom while building important interdisciplinary skills such as fine and gross motor skills, cognitive, verbal and math skills and working cooperatively in a group setting. Second through fourth grade students learn movement and rhythm along with the basics of bucket drumming. They learn basic percussive rhythms, reading and understanding music notation which will include unique bucket drumming notation. The students drum to fun songs like “Uptown Funk”, “Happy”and “Smooth Criminal”.
The Herndon Regional Youth Orchestra is open to all intermediate middle and high school students
who love music.
This program is like no other in the area. It is specifically designed to provide a stress free relaxed atmosphere where students are free to learn, discover and enjoy music. Musical selections are of the highest caliber and are chosen in order to educate, inspire, and expand musicianship.
The HRYO’s vision is to be an inclusive ensemble. All students will be accepted into the program.
Play it Forward
Play It Forward is an instrument donation program that collects pre-owned instruments which are refurbished and distributed to local Herndon schools. The instrument donation drive runs throughout the year.
Once a year there is a huge fundraising party at Jimmy’s Old Town tavern. The event is free and open to the public, with a cash bar.
You can drop off your used instruments for donation to The Music Loft in Herndon.
Volunteering in Fairfax and Loudoun Schools
Public school music teachers have classrooms that are bursting with students and yet every year those teachers manage to create some of the best concerts with these young musicians.
The Music Loft staff have the pleasure of assisting music directors in the classroom by providing sectional help and support whenever they are called upon to do so.
While music is readily available to us all there are people in our area who cannot go out to concerts, and do not have opportunities to see and hear young musicians.
The Music Loft coordinates "outreach concerts" at local senior citizen residences and nursing homes as a way to give back to the community. The audiences are immensely appreciative, and this is a wonderful way to give our students performing experience as well as experiencing the joy of sharing their gifts with others.