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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

Summer Fun in Happy Valley!

So many of the JAM and YAM programs have been busy this summer with day camps. It is great to keep the kids involved and interested throughout the summer. Check out what Caldwell JAM is up to in August! Click on the flyer to go to their website. Stay tuned for more reports from Haywood County (NC) JAM Camp, the TAM YAM Camp in South Carolina, and more!

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What’s Happening in the JAM World

JAM was well represented by talented students on May 24 at the Blue Ridge Music Center for Young Appalachian Musician Day! Alleghany JAM Ashe JAM Galax JAM Several JAM programs have been featured in the news lately! Check out these great articles highlighting student and program success in Virginia and North Carolina.   Haywood County JAM featured in the Smoky Mountain News   Franklin County JAM featured in the Smith Mountain Eagle   Madison County JAM featured in the Citizen...

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