Bland Co. JAMS (VA)






Bland County sits in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the Virginia/West Virginia border. Sparsely populated and much more beautiful than its name suggests, Bland County has a rich history of preserved Appalachian musical culture. Bland County JAMS, in conjunction with a traditional music class taught at Bland County High, is working to provide quality music education in a caring and uplifting environment for its students.

Bland County JAMS is a Crooked Road/JAM program which began in the spring of 2016. It is hosted at Bland County Elementary on Monday afternoons from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m and features classes in fiddle, clawhammer banjo, and guitar for kids in grades 4-8. The program is sponsored in part by QUILL (Bland County Public Schools Foundation for Quality, Unique, Innovative Learning and Leadership).

Current Instructors:
Brian Consley – Beginner Guitar
Casey Lewis – Advanced Guitar
Kody Sarver – Banjo

For more information, please contact:

Brian Consley, Program Director
Bland County High School
PO Box 9
Rocky Gap, VA 24366
[email protected]