Welcome to Herndon Guitar 2010-11!
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Guidelines for Purchasing a Guitar
Students enrolled in guitar for 2010-2011 must purchase a guitar. Guitars are not furnished by the school.
An acoustic guitar is required for all classes. Recommended guitars include Yamaha, Epiphone, or Takamine steel string. The standard issue Yamaha C40 is an appropriate classical guitar. Also purchase picks, an extra set of strings matching your guitar, and if possible, a hard shell case.
Shop around for the best deal. Several local music stores offer packages that include accessories (picks, extra strings, digital tuner, footrest, etc.) with the guitar. Gig bags often are included with the guitar. However, a hard shell case is recommended to protect the guitar during transport to and from school. Reputable local music stores are Melodee Music and Music & Arts in Sterling, Best Buy in Reston, and Guitar Center in Fairfax.
Contact Mr. Cunningham if you have any questions.
Spring Concert Wraps Up Herndon Guitar's 2009-10 Performance Schedule
Top photo (Guitar 4 ensemble) by Jeanne Loveland; bottom photos by George Billman.
The Spring Guitar Concert, held on May 20, 2010, featured performances by all five guitar ensembles. Special guests included Adam Phillips, who will substitute for Mr. Cunningham through the end of the school year, as well as the Heatwave Show Choir accompanied by a student guitar ensemble. The 2010 Glen McCarthy Award was presented to Jack Radcliffe, and the Guitar Boosters officers received generous appreciation from Mr. Cunningham and the guitar students (above, left). The concert concluded with a vigorous performance of All Along the Watchtower.
Mason Weaver (above, right) held the winning raffle ticket for the Martin DXME Acoustic Electric
Guitar and Gig Bag (combined value of $900). Thanks go to Melodee Music in Sterling for supporting the raffle.