He has also taught Band at Herndon Middle School, Clearview Elementary, Aldrin Elementary, and McNair Elementary Schools, as well as General Music at Groveton Elementary, and Centerville Elementary Schools. 

In addition to directing the HHS guitar program, Mr. Cunningham plays trumpet professionally, and teaches trumpet lessons privately in our community. 

He also continues to work as an assistant director with Herndon’s marching band, and conducts the pit orchestra for Herndon’s musicals including this year’s production of Seussical.

Mr. Cunningham resides in Bluemont, Virginia - just under Bear’s Den with his wife Deni, daughter Joelle, son Coulter, and five dogs.

About our Director

Christopher D. Cunningham

      Director of Guitar Studies
Herndon Guitar Boosters


 Mr. Cunningham earned a B.M. from West Virginia University in 1997 with an emphasis in instrumental conducting and brass pedagogy. 

Prior to pioneering Herndon’s Guitar Program, he has been Director of Bands at Strasburg High School, Signal Knob Middle School, and Assistant Director of Bands at Herndon High School where he began his career in Herndon in 1999.