June 4, 2014

Yes, The Shenandoah Music Trail
is still going strong.



And a Brand New Web site is in the Works.

Briefly, after the 2011 Oak Leaf Festival, the managment of the SMT Web Site had to be put on hold.

Since then we have continued the promotion of the Shenandoah Valley's Mountain Music.

We have held weekly jams every Tuesday evening currently at the Elkton Community Center, Elkton Virginia. Last jam until September is June 24, 2014.

Have continued to work with Virginia Tourism Corporation with a grant to promote the Music Trail
and will be attending the 2014 IBMA Conference in Raleigh, NC October 2014.

Organized and promoted the
2014 Hopkins Park Summer Music Series
held alternating Saturday evenings from 630-8pm. The concerts are FREE and open to the public.
Hopkins Park, Massanutten Resort, McGaheysville, VA

Don writes an article for every issue of the publication Americana Rhythm Music Magazine showcasing
Along the Shenandoah Music Trail.

SMT received from the Governor of Virginia and International Bluegrass Music Assciation award recognitions for Shenandoah Valley music preservation.


As part of SMT's mission we are working with local historians for collecting artifacts and recording/ archiving local master musicians. Including master fiddler, Edd Michaels shown here with his amazing collection of trophys and ribbons.

Edd, now 84 and still attends jams and plays locally.

Don curated a Shenandoah Music Exhibit at the

in Dayton, Virginia.

Shenadoah Valley Music Exhibit includes a mountain dulcimer that everyone can play.


SMT Executive Director, Dr. Don DePoy, and Community Outreach Coordinator, Ms. Martha Hills presented multiple programs and musical performances for adults and children featuring the Shenandoah Valley's Music Legacy at museums, concert venues, schools, historical societies, universities
and festivals. For 2013, they performed 264 concerts.

For more information about the Music of the Shenandoah Valley or the
Shenandoah Music Trail feel free to contact us.
Phone: 540-209-3540


Our old Brochure is here.
A new one is in production!

Don and Martha even taught 25 children how to play the Ukulele on-stage at the Boxerwood Festival in Lexington, Virginia.