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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

JAM Welcomes New Program Director

Junior Appalachian Musicians, Inc. (JAM) has announced the recent hire of traditional music educator, Jim Lloyd, of Rural Retreat. JAM is the parent organization for more than 40 after school Junior Appalachian Musicians programs throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. The non-profit is a resource center for the students, teachers and families, with an overall mission to help provide the tools and support communities need to teach children to play and dance to...

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Summer E-Newsletter

JAM's summer e-newsletter! Make the Mountains Ring with Music             Click above to view the entire e-newsletter, provided by Mailchimp. To sign up for our e-newsletter, click here!

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Register Now – JAM Day – May 19!

The registration is now available for JAM kids to sign up for the second JAM Day for the "northern region" to be held at the Blue Ridge Music Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway outside of Galax, VA on Saturday, May 19. There will be several learning and pickin' opportunities for JAM kids, as well as a teaching seminar for JAM instructors! You can find both the printable form and online form at jamkids.org/brmc

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