JAM (Junior Appalachian Musicians) Registration
Beginning its twelfth year in Haywood County, the JAM program is designed for children in 4th grade and older. Students receive banjo, fiddle, mandolin, or guitar instruction in the traditional way mountain music has been taught for generations. A string band class is offered to advanced students by instructor referral only.
Registration has been extended and will be held again on September 25, 2012 at Canton Middle School, 60 Penland St., from 3:30-5:00pm. All interested new students and parents must attend registration.
Lessons take place on Tuesdays from 3:30— 5:00pm @ Canton Middle School. First lesson is September 25, 2012.
If you would like to print and fill out the registration materials and bring them with you on September 25, please download the PDF files below:
JAM instructors are Barry Benjamin, guitar; Robby Robertson, string band/advanced fiddle; Travis Stuart, banjo; and, Trevor Stuart, fiddle.
All students in Haywood County are eligible for the JAM program. Students in adjoining counties may participate on a space available basis. Lessons are $90.00 per child for the school year and fees must be paid in advance. Classes are held each Tuesday afternoon from 3:30pm to 5:00pm at Canton Middle School, 60 Penland Street in Canton. The JAM lesson schedule follows the Haywood County School System calendar. JAM classes do not meet on early out days, school holidays, or if school is cancelled due to dangerous weather conditions. Public, private, and home schooled students are encouraged to Join the JAM program.