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. After 8th grade, they transition into Mr. Perdue’s traditional band class at Bland High School. The program is sponsored in part by QUILL (Bland County Public Schools Foundation for Quality, Unique, Innovative Learning and Leadership).

Current Instructors

Jared Perdue, fiddle
Ron Mullennex, banjo
Casey Lewis, guitar
Brian Consley, guitar
Mina Black, fiddle assistant

Advisory Board

Jared Perdue
John Dodson
Alan Ashworth
Jonathan Romeo

For more information, please contact:

Jared Perdue, Program Director
276-928-1100 Bland County High School
PO Box 9
Rocky Gap, VA 24366
[email protected]