About Me

I was born in California and was raised for most of his life in Burke, Virginia. I attended Virginia Tech, earning a degree in Music Education.  Since then, I have earned additional degrees from Shenandoah University and Colorado State University. I have played with bands, symphonies and contracted out to both recording studios and a variety of live ensembles.  My first teaching job was elementary (K-7) general music, choir and band, as well as High School (8-12) Choir, while also being the assistant marching band director. After two years, I decided to move closer to my family in Northern Virginia, and took a job at Sterling Middle School teaching band and general music.  After several years there, I was given the opportunity to open Heritage High School as the Band Director, and have been here since opening day.

Contact Info

herbert.herrmann@lcps.org  (preferred) 

Phone contact to be shared with parents in the fall.

Course Expectations

Students are expected to improve their overall skill on their instrument, as well as to improve specific skills on their instrument, all done through the selected music for each course.  A more specific outline of expectations is available in the Schoology for your class, as well as on the Cuttime website.


The majority of homework is practicing.  However, we do have a quarterly written assignment and playing tests are assigned through our Schoology and SmartMusic Webpages.  The codes are provided in class and by e-mail direct to students and parents at the beginning of the year.