Your musical gifts can be a gift to others.  If you are a middle or high school singer or instrumentalist, you are invited to participate in music outreach concerts at Herndon UMC that will benefit various charitable organizations by providing hope, healing, and resources to the local and global community.

Students participating in each event will receive service hours for both rehearsals and performances held at Herndon UMC.

Here are some ways you can share your vocal and instrumental talents in community service in the 2023-2024 school year:


December 9 | Holiday Hallelujah Concert

Vocalists and ensembles are invited to participate in this concert of holiday music.  The concert will feature the Madrigals and orchestral ensembles from Herndon High School and Herndon Middle School.  After a brief intermission, celebrate the season with Herndon UMC’s Festival Choir (including voices from the community) and DC Strings, Accord Symphony Orchestra as they perform part of Handel’s Messiah.

Donations from this concert will benefit DC Strings in their mission to to bring music to all parts of DC and highlight the beautiful diversity that exists in classical music including a newly forming relationship with Herndon pyramid schools. DC Strings realizes that mission to share and present music to underserved areas of the region through a mix of performance, education and dynamic masterclasses and workshops. Learn more about DC Strings.

If you are interested in joining the festival choir, please follow this link.  If you want to know more about the concert or how you might help, please contact Melissa Chavez,

December 17 | Christmas Orchestra

Instrumentalists, 7th grade and older, are invited to share some holiday music in this special worship service at Herndon UMC.  This Herndon tradition is a beautiful expression of intergenerational love of music and community.

If you are interested in joining the orchestra, please sign up here.  If you want to know more about the orchestra, please contact Shannon Wise,

May 18 | Rise Up! Concert

Vocalists, instrumentalists, and ensembles are invited to share inspiring music in this special concert at Herndon UMC. Herndon UMC cares deeply about the mental wellness of those in our community.  Donations from this concert will support the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI), Northern Virginia Chapter. The mission of NAMI NOVA is to serve Northern Virginia individuals, family members, and friends affected by mental health challenges through awareness, education, support, advocacy, and collaboration with community partners.  Learn more about NAMI NOVA.

If you are interested in participating, please sign up here.  More information will be sent to those signing up as the concert approaches.  You can also check back here for more information.