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Announcing the Music of Our Mountains Launch Event and Fundraiser on April 23rd

Join us at the Floyd Country Store on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 7:30pm for music and discussion on a century of the People, Places, Tunes and Roots from Floyd, Patrick, Carroll & Grayson Counties, with Martha Spencer, Mac Traynham, Andy Buckman, Kinney Rorrer, Wayne Martin, Trevor McKenzie, Corbin Hayslett, Jackson Cunningham and Hunter Holmes.

2022-04-14T17:25:31-04:00April 7th, 2022|Featured, News|

Handmade Music School is hiring a new Director of Operations

The Handmade Music School is looking for a Director of Operations to play a leading role in the development and oversight of teaching traditional music, dance and stories from Floyd County, throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains and beyond! Learn more! Interested folks can reach out to info@handmademusicschool.com

2022-05-05T17:35:17-04:00December 20th, 2021|News|

Welcome Corbin Hayslett to the County Sales Family!

As of October 2021, Corbin will assume the position of General Manager of County Sales and we are excited to add him to the team! Corbin brings a wealth of knowledge of old time, bluegrass and early country music. He is a fantastic musician and a good guy to boot! Please make him welcome. Give him a call 540-745-2001 or stop by County Sales at 117 S Locust St in Floyd, Virginia.

2021-10-07T10:48:11-04:00October 7th, 2021|Featured, News|

The Floyd Music Loft Youth Recording Ensemble Begins September 7

he Floyd Music Loft Recording Ensemble is a group class available to up to six students in 8-week sessions. The class provides students an opportunity to write, perform, and record music in a band setting with professional instruments and recording equipment. The next class takes place September 7 - October 26, 2021. Classes meet once a week on Tuesday afternoons from 4:00-6:00 pm. Cost is $400.00 (scholarships available).

2021-10-07T10:48:20-04:00July 26th, 2021|News|

Announcing the Winners of the 2021 Southwest Virginia Traditional Music Contest

We are so thrilled with the participation in this year's competition. Folks from all over the world submitted videos of themselves sharing SWVA music and dance, and we are so proud of every single entry. The level of competition was very high and our only regret is that we didn't have enough prizes or categories to recognize all of the deserving entries.

2021-10-07T10:48:26-04:00March 31st, 2021|News|

6th Annual Charm City Django Jazz Festival

The Floyd Country Store & The Handmade Music School, in collaboration with our friends at Creative Alliance in Baltimore, MD, are pleased to announce the 6th Annual Charm City Django Jazz Festival, a virtual music event on Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27, 2021. Beaming to you from Baltimore, the Charm City Django Jazz Fest returns with a tuned-in lineup from around the globe celebrating the music and legacy Django Reinhardt.

2021-02-22T18:43:37-05:00February 4th, 2021|News|

The Handmade Music Teaches Students at The Stanley School in Stanley, Idaho

The Handmade Music School has been teaching these amazing students in Stanley, Idaho during the pandemic. This picture brings us so much joy! This has been a tough year, but let's reflect on the positive outcomes of hunkering down and figuring out innovative ways to teach music. In this case, we were connected through our great friends Hans & Terry Carstensen with Ashley Reese and her awesome teachers at The Stanley School in Stanley, Idaho! Look at these happy young musicians with their Handmade Music School shirts and hats! Music makes the world a better (and smaller) place!

2021-05-01T15:52:50-04:00February 2nd, 2021|News, Student Spotlight|

Replays Available for Music Fun with Kari at Home

Are you afraid you'll go stir-crazy this winter? Don't! Pull out the pots and pans and instruments you have at home and join Kari whenever you like, for 30+ minutes of musical fun for your 1 to 6 year old child. Music Fun with Kari at Home: Winter Edition was recorded live on January 22, 2021. The replay is available for purchase with unlimited viewing all winter season at a cost of $30.

2021-01-30T10:42:16-05:00January 30th, 2021|Featured, News|
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