JAM believes

that children who are actively engaged in traditional mountain music are more connected and better prepared to strengthen their communities for future generations.

We envision

a world in which all children have the opportunity to experience community through the joy of participating in traditional mountain music together.

Our mission

is to provide communities with the support and tools they need to teach children to play and dance to traditional old time and bluegrass music.

What’s Happening in the JAM World

FREE Virtual Workshop!

Junior Appalachian Musicians, Inc., PineCone, and the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources are excited to present this FREE interactive training session for instructors of traditional music, facilitated by professional educators and musicians, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer. This 90-minute training, available through Zoom, is open to both JAM instructors and other musicians in rural areas seeking to enhance knowledge and skills for remote instruction. The agenda includes...

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New River JAM Band to Perform at Instrument Tree Lighting

On Saturday, Nov. 7th, the New River JAM Band, Jim Lloyd and others will be performing at a local art installation dedication event in Mt. Jackson, Virgina. The event will take place from 3-6pm at Hungry for Music Headquarters in Mt. Jackson, VA. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/450864615886061/. Creator, Bud Wilkinson, with his sculpture in front of Hungry for Music headquarters.

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