Pickens County, SC is located in the upstate piedmont region, near Greenville. The highest point in the state is in Pickens County – Sassafras Mountain. It is also home to Table Rock State Park. With a history steeped in agriculture, the area has many bluegrass and country music traditions which students in the YAM programs are learning to carry on. There are several annual festivals celebrating Southern Appalachian Music. Six Mile Elementary School is part of the Pickens County, SC YAM (Young Appalachian Musicians) initiative, supported by P.O.S.A.M, Inc (Preserving Our Southern Appalachian Music, Inc.), Pickens County Schools, Pickens Recreation Department, Pickens Senior Citizens’ Center and the Hagood Mill Historial Society.
Six Mile Elementary YAM is for students grades 3-5 at the school. The program offers fiddle, mandolin, guitar and banjo and meets on Tuesdays for a 45-minute class right after school.
For more information about the YAM program at Six Mile Elementary, please contact:
Joey Herring, Program Director, [email protected]