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Tuesday Guitar Lessons with Glen McCarthy

2017 - 2018 Veterans and the Arts Initiative Programming

  • September 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm
  • October 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm
  • October 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm
  • October 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm
  • October 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm
  • November 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm
  • November 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm

This class has reached a maximum number of students, and we are unable to accept new registrations.  Please consider attending our free monthly sample guitar workshops on Tuesday, September 5; Tuesday, October 3; and Wednesday, November 1 from 8 – 9 p.m. Please RSVP at hylton@gmu.edu.  We will be offering more guitar lessons in 2018 - please check back for registration information in early 2018.


Guitar lessons will take place from September 5 – November 8 from 7-8 p.m.

Have you always wanted to try the guitar, or are you looking for tips to improve your technique? Musicians of all skill levels are invited to bring their own guitar or try one of ours in this new ten-week series of guitar lessons with Glen McCarthy, guitar instructor at the Potomac Arts Academy and at George Mason University, who has shared his expertise with the community during Veterans Day events at the Hylton Center. 

  • 10-week guitar lessons are FREE to Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families.
  • 10-week guitar lessons are also open to the general public for a $250 fee (Lesson fee proceeds support the Veterans and the Arts Initiative).

Special offerDrop in for an hour of music or bring a friend on the first lesson day of each month! On Tuesday, September 5; Tuesday, October 3; and Wednesday, November 1 a free sample guitar workshop will be offered from 8 to 9 p.m. to anyone who wishes to participate.  Please RSVP to hylton@gmu.edu, especially if you would like to borrow a guitar for the workshop!

Presenting Sponsor: Dominion Energy

Veterans and the Arts Initiative would like to thank Music for Life and Potomac Arts Academy for providing guitars for participants to use.

Click here for more information for participants of the guitar lesson series and guitar workshops, including information about minimum ages of participation, absences, and inclement weather policy.

Salute to Veterans

The U.S. Army Concert Band

  • November 8, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Merchant Hall Family Friendly Event

Under the baton of COL Andrew J. Esch, 11th Leader and Commander of The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" the ensemble presents a musical tribute to Veterans and families featuring The U.S. Army Concert Band.

Tickets are required; general-admission tickets are FREE and available online ONLY at usarmyband.com on Monday, October 23 starting at 10:00 a.m.

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Celebrating Veterans and the Arts

Veterans Day 2017 at the Hylton Performing Arts Center FREE

  • November 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Family Friendly Event

Join us for an interactive day of celebration and arts experiences for Veterans, Servicemembers, their families, military caregivers, and the community.  This lively event kicks off its third year at the Hylton Center and features community-based resources, interactive music and visual art workshops, an exhibition of Veteran artwork, complimentary refreshments, and more. Free of charge to all.

This celebration is followed by a patriotic concert at 4 p.m. by the American Festival Pops All-Stars, a family-friendly performance that is free to Veterans, Servicemembers, their families, and military caregivers. $15 general public.  

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Sponsors: Azalea Charities, Inc., Frank E. Lasch, Sr., Chairman and Founder, City of Manassas, Virginia Commission for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts

American Festival Pops All-Stars

Salute to Veterans:  A Concert for All Ages 

  • November 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm

From pop to jazz to patriotic marches, this concert has it all! Enjoy a patriotic program of multigenerational favorites from across the decades performed by this band of all-star musicians from the original American Festival Pops orchestra. Anthony Maiello leads this ensemble of Veterans comprising the wind, brass, and rhythm sections of the Pops. Featuring guest artists, Darden Purcell and Mason Jazz Voices, vocalist Jim Van Slyke, and 14 year-old tap-dancing talent Luke Spring, this performance follows the day’s earlier Veterans and the Arts celebration.

Free tickets for Veterans, Service members, their families, and military caregivers can be obtained (while supplies last) by contacting the Hylton Center Ticket Office (703-993-7759) or Center for the Arts Ticket Office (703-993-2787) or by visiting either Ticket Office in person.

Tickets:
$15 general admission; free to Veterans, Servicemembers, their families, and military caregivers

Ticket proceeds support the Veterans and the Arts Initiative.

This concert follows a free interactive day of celebration and arts experiences for Veterans, Servicemembers, their families, military caregivers, and the community that takes place earlier in the day. Learn More 

Sponsors: Azalea Charities, Inc., Frank E. Lasch, Sr., Chairman and Founder, City of Manassas, Virginia Commission for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts

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