About Us

Our Mission: To educate young musicians in the home-schooling community to be Godly leaders.

History

YMV started in the fall of 1991 to answer home-schoolers’ need for a musical outlet. While private lessons were available in the community, there was no opportunity for a group experience. With that in mind, founder Debi Hall approached Mr. Carroll Bailey, a retired band instructor, about starting a home school band. They placed an ad in the Bayith newsletter and YMV began as a cooperative with four students and a page turner, meeting for one hour, two days a week.

One Intermediate Band class (two trumpets, two flutes) grew to a Beginning and an Intermediate level. Strings were added in the third year, and Choir began in the fifth year. The YMV program continued to expand, adding academic classes, a Spring Tour, and social activities.

Over the years, YMV has continued to grow and has gained recognition in the community as the premier home school music program in Virginia.