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Alex Beard
Youth Initiative Specialist

20147 Ashbrook Pl
Suite 170
Ashburn, VA  20147

Youth Advisory Council
The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) consists of student representatives from Loudoun County High Schools. Students are accepted into the program each summer and meet throughout the academic year to plan youth events for their peers, develop leadership skills and get involved with community service events throughout the county.

Applications for the 2017-2018 school year are open on a limited basis. If your school is not listed, YAC currently has reached the max capacity of enrollment from your school. Applications are still being accepted for the following schools:
  • Briar Woods High School
  • Broad Run High School
  • Dominion High School
  • Heritage High School
  • Loudoun County High School
  • Loudoun Valley High School
  • Park View High School
  • Potomac Falls High School
  • Tuscarora High School
  • Woodgrove High School 

Applications consist of a student/ applicant form and a teacher/community leader character reference. Both can be completed through the link below. 

Battle of the Bands

Loudoun's annual Battle of the Bands is designed to provide middle school and high school students a safe place to spend a Friday night, while giving local youth bands the opportunity to perform in front of their peers and compete for a chance to win the opportunity to play at Leesburg's own Tally Ho. Winners of the first three battles advance to the finals at the Tally Ho. We have over $900 in cash prizes for our Final Battle winners (1st, 2nd, and fan favorite.) Previous prizes include half a day of studio time, private lessons with professional songwriters, and more! 

Loudoun's Battle of the Bands 2018 Schedule 
*Doors open at 6:00P for all events*
  • Battle #1: Friday, January 5, 2018 at Atlantis
  • Battle #2: Friday, February 9, 2018 at Atlantis 
  • Battle #3: Friday, March 9, 2018 at Atlantis 
  • Final Battle: Friday, April 13, 2018 at Tally Ho 

Interested in playing/competing? Registration Loudoun's Battle of the Bands is now open and is 100% free for Loudoun teens! 

Middle and High School bands can register to compete HERE or copy the URL below.
Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition 
Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition is a youth-focused event that identifies youth and community priorities, and helps create enthusiasm and momentum towards making Loudoun County "The Best Place to Grow Up".  This event provides opportunities for examining the priorities, influencing the strategies adopted for addressing the priorities, and for participating in the development of action plans.  Step Up encourages active engagement in youth-identified programs and services, and brings the diverse components of the community together, to include public and private schools, government, non-profit, faith-based, community, and business organizations, as well as the youth of Loudoun County. For more information or to register, click here.
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