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View our latest AIE Newsletter to find out about Multicultural programs for your school and community! Use this link to navigate to the AIE home page.


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Wins Prestigious

ArtStars Award

Bluemont has been awarded the 2015 Dominion ArtStars Award, which recognizes excellence in arts education programming across Virginia. This prestigious, statewide award includes a cash prize of $5,000 and is presented by the Virginians for the Arts (VFTA) in partnership with the Dominion Foundation. Thank you!

Bluemont’s Artists-in-Education (AIE) program works with schools to help integrate cultural and artistic programs into their curricula. These interactive and vibrant programs blend the arts with history, science, literature, and other core subjects in an innovative approach to education. 

Recognizing an opportunity to bring more programs into our schools, our Board of Directors has initiated a challenge campaign to support the Artists-In-Education program. To kick start the campaign, our Board has committed to personally match the grant. The overall goal is to raise an additional $20,000 by December 31, 2015 to support Bluemont’s school programs. We hope you will consider contributing! Your gift will help Bluemont raise much needed funds to match this award and bring more programs into Virginia schools in 2016.


The Bluemont Dances are back! Held for over 40 years, the dances are the oldest Bluemont tradition. Won't you join us?

Music for the October dance will be provided by
the Contra Rebels, featuring Henry Koretzky, Todd Clewell, and Barb Schmid. The figure caller will be Denise Lair.

Click here for more information about the Bluemont Dances.



Thanks to Everyone Who Made This

Summer Possible!

That's a wrap on Bluemont's 39th year of summer concerts.
A very big thank you to all of our evening sponsors, donors, volunteers, performers, and concert attendees.

We ask that anyone who attended a Bluemont concert this summer please take our end-of-summer survey. The survey is completely anonymous and it will help us improve our concerts for next summer.




Thanks for your support on Give Day!!

May 5th was Give Local Day- we participated in 3 crowd fundraising events in support of Bluemont's school programs in Loudoun, Fauquier, Culpeper, and the greater Fredericksburg area.

With your support we raised:

more than $3300
from 67 donors
or enough funds to support 5-6 school programs
for up to 5,000 students.

Thanks so much for your tremendous good support!





The February Bluemont Dance

Has Been Cancelled

Due to the weather, we have decided to cancel the dance scheduled for Saturday, February 21. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The next dance will be held on March 21st and will include a silent auction fundraiser. All proceeds go to support the Bluemont dances and other Bluemont events in Loudoun county.


That's a Wrap on First

Night Warrenton!

Thanks to everyone who made this year's event possible



Our Partners & Site Sponsors
County of Fauquier - Town of Warrenton
Wegman’s Lake Manassas - The Mountain Fund
Michael & Judy Lamana - Walmart
Andy Budd & Country Chevrolet - Lawrence J. Finkel, M.D
Ned Poffenberger Architecture & Art - Rayco Masonry, Inc. Maeva’s Meadow Northern Piedmont Community Foundation Moser Funeral Home - Fauquier Bank - Friends of Whit Robinson Fauquier Times - Airlie Hotel & Conference Center
Fauquier Health Fauquier Cadre - Explosive Countermeasures
Warrenton Toyota Scion -
Virginia Commission for the Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts
Our Patrons
NOVEC Manassas - Ann Martella - Marshall Real Estate
Skyworld Aviation - Fauquier Now - Middleburg Bank
Roger Martella - Fauquier Public Library
First Baptist Church - Allegro Community Music School
Warrenton Post Office Warrenton Presbyterian Church
Drum & Strum Music Center - Great Harvest Bread Company
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Our Friends & Donors
Ronnie & Becky Crouch - Robert & Bridget McClanahan
Dominion Construction Group - Mulford Mediation - Paula Rabkin

Allan Badrow & Barbara Koehler - C.D. Binning - Sally Deluca
Daniel Nellis & Kathleen McClelland - Presidential Storage, Inc.
Discovery Publications - Charles & Carol Mothersead
Mountain View Marketing - Thomas C. Sentz, D.D.S. - Marsha Melkonian McKinsey Development - Wakefield School - Dan & Ginger Hilleary
Darlene Constant - Powell & Nancy Dugan
Our Volunteers
Wadhah al Fardi - Joan Anthony - Michael & Kelp Armstrong
Sue Ballentine - Tom, Kathlene, & Carina Bilger
Doug, Cindy, Jacob, Rebecca, & Anna Boston - Boy Scout Troop 600

Bob & Janice Boyles - Jo Brabson - Ed Bradley
Marilyn, Camilla, & Sydney Brown - John, Jennifer, Henry, & Joshua Burke Tom and Teresa Camarca - Brenda da Silva Phyllis Demko - Barbara Curley Don Fansler - Dee Faulconer - Jaime Florez - Anna Geer - Charlotte Guyant Diennifer Halaiko - Sharon Hammel - Brenda Hottle
Kevin, Nicole, & Josh Jones - Jackie Keller - Helen Kelly - Sally Lahm
Jim Langley - Rob Louchen - Angelina, Santino and Maria Martella
Trey and Tiffany Matthews - Kathleen McClelland
Dan, Brad &  Ruslan Nellis - Paul & Millie McKerley - Sandy O’Connor
Katie Ott - Clara Poffenberger
Alana, Rachel, Arielle, Samuel, Laurel, Gabrielle & Jewel Potter
Miguel Prado - Jerry and Irene Rounds - Mike and Kathie Schmidtmann Geoff Schryer - Diane Shofkom - Kitty Trudeau - Bill & Maggie Ward
Lynn, Ute, Ryan, Renee, & Rebekah Whiteley - Bailey Wentz -
Billy Weitz Sam & Lachelle Yoder
Our Hospitality Donors
Kelp and Micheal Armstrong - Chik Fil A - Dominos - Dunkin' Donuts - Café Torino - Hidden Jewells Café - Black Bear Bistro - Foster's Grill - Mojitos & Tapas - Papa John's - Brick Oven – Starbucks
First Night Warrenton Committee
Ann Martella - Marsha Melkonian - Paula Rabkin - Lachelle Yoder
Clara Poffenberger - Sally Lahm - Darlene Constant - John Utz - Kathie Haggerty Katie Heritage - Ken McLawhon - Paula Rabkin - Peter Dunning - Sarah Sitterle Kelp and Michael Armstrong - Sergeant G.W. Southard - Lily Dunning

                            Special thanks to Sean Polster
            and the Warrenton Christmas Parade Committee


Help Support Bluemont

With Amazon Smile

Are you ordering gifts through Amazon this holiday season? Help support Bluemont in a truly meaningful way by signing up for Amazon Smile. Each time you make a transaction with Amazon Smile, 0.5% of your purchase price will go to Bluemont.

Signing up is easy, just visit, log into your amazon account, and select"Bluemont Concert Series" as your designated charity.

Please help spread the word about this special opportunity. Share this with your friends and encourage them to use Amazon Smile this holiday season.



    Click Here for more dance info!



Take Our End-Of-Summer Survey!

Did you attend any of our summer concerts? We'd love to get your feedback! Tell us what you liked, what needs improved, and which performers you'd like to have back next summer.

Any feedback will help us improve our summer concert experience. Click here to take our survey.


Thanks for a fantastic 2014 Bluemont

Summer Season!

Check back here for photos, surveys, and updates on the 2014 season...


Announcing our 2014 Summer Schedule!

Click here to visit our summer concert page

to find the performer schedule in your community.


Many thanks to all that joined Bluemont in support for Give Local Day 2014!

With your help we were able to raise:
$3,743.14* in gifts and cash prizes from 48 donors
to support Bluemont programs in our schools.

For total dollars raised for each of our community campaigns check out our Give Pages below:

Fredericksburg area - The Community Give

Culpeper and Fauquier area- Give Local Piedmont

Loudoun area- Give. Choose.

*Total does not reflect matching funds, tbd. Check back here in the next week for an updated total.*


Thanks to Our Kickstarter Donors!

Many thanks to everyone who donated to our April Dance and Waltz Workshop Kickstarter. We raised $411, surpassing our goal of $250.

Our last dance of the season will be on Saturday, May 17th. We hope to see you there. Click here for more details.



First Night Warrenton Was A Great Success!

Thanks to all those who made this great event possible!

If you attended First Night Warrenton, we'd love to have your feedback. Take our brief survey.

Photo credit: Eric Campbell




Thanks for another great summer!

Now that our 2013 concert series has come to a close, we want your feedback. Click the link below to take our 2013 summer concert survey, and tell us what you think:

2013 Bluemont Summer Survey

The photo below is from our final concert of the season on Sunday, 8/25 in front of Randolph-Macon College's Blackwell Auditorium in Ashland. Daryl Davis got the crowd to join in for The Bunny Hop!

(Photo Credit: Eric Campbell)



Announcing Our 2013

Summer Concert Schedule!

We are excited to announce our line-up for our summer concert series. We will be presenting over 40 concerts in eight different communities across Virginia.

Click here to check out who's playing near your community.

Come see some amazing live music at some of the most affordable prices around. It's fun for the whole family!





The Last Bluemont Dance of the Season

         Saturday, May 18th
           At the Hillsboro
          Old Stone School
     37098 Charles Town Pike
         Hillsboro, VA 20132

       7:30 PM- Beginners                     Workshop
      8:00 PM- Dance begins

               Music by
     The Hard Labor Dodgers,     featuring Graham DeZarn
         and John Devine.
  Figure calling by David Giusti


Spring Fundraising Campaign

When you think of Bluemont, perhaps that first thing that comes to mind are our summer concerts. While we have presented more than 1,300 summer concerts since 1976, these concerts represent only a fraction of what Bluemont does. For every summer concert, we hold a corresponding free outreach concert at a local nursing home.  Our Artist-In-Education program has also brought over 6,000 cultural and educational concerts and performances to 23 Virginia schools districts.

Now is a time of transition to a New Bluemont. We have new leadership- Lily Rose Dunning recently became our Executive Director. We are building an expanded proactive board, a renewed involvement in our participating communities, a reinvigoration of our Artist-in-Education program, and conducting a comprehensive review of all Bluemont programs in light of the changing needs of our rapidly growing communities

Please consider supporting the New Bluemont with a donation today!

New this year is our monthly giving plan. With a monthly pledge automatically charged to your credit or debit card, you support Bluemont's community programs in your schools, healthcare facilities and our summer concerts in a special way.



Bluemont Board Elects 3 New Members

Bluemont is excited to announce the addition of 3 new members to its Board of Directors. On Saturday, March 9th, the Bluemont Board of Directors elected Brett Burke, Mac McNichols, and Mark Snyder to serve on the board. Mr. Burke will represent Leesburg and Mr. McNichols and Mr. Synder will both represent Middleburg.



A Very Special Thanks to Sean Polster and the

Warrenton Christmas Parade


This year was the first in an important partnership between First Night Warrenton and the Warrenton Christmas Parade. Sean Polster, the chief organizer of the parade, generously reached out to First Night Warrenton, offering financial support of the event. We hope to continue this partnership in years to come.

Pictured left to right are the First Night Warrenton chairwoman, Ann Martella, Sean Polster, and Lily Dunning, Bluemont's Executive Director.



21st Annual Loudoun Martin Luther King

March and Celebration

On January 21st, hundreds gathered for the 21st Annual March and Celebration honoring the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Loudoun MLK Celebration included a symbolic march from the Old Loudoun Courthouse to the Douglass Community Center, formerly the Douglass High School. The Loudoun MLK Celebration is one of the largest and oldest observances in the region. After the march, the celebration continued at the Douglass Community Center with several musical performances and speeches, including a keynote address from author Deborah L. Parker.

Many thanks to the volunteers, performers, speakers, and attendees who made this event a success. Special thanks to the event sponsors: Loudoun NAACP, Douglass Alumni Association, the Bahá’í Community of Loudoun, and Tammy Carter, the MLK Committee chairwoman and Bluemont board member.



                 Thanks to All Those Who Made

               First Night Warrenton a Success!

A hearty thanks to all who helped make our 2012 First Night Warrenton an incredible success here in Fauquier County this year: great entertainment, great teamwork,great sponsors and great weather. Conservative estimates put the evening's attendance a more than 1000, a wonderful turnout to a great community.

         Thank you!

    Visit Bluemont's Facebook page to view more photos of the event








Bluemont appreciates the continued support of the
Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts
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