Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) - Franklin County, VA

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SMAC has been a sponsor for the Junior Appalachian Musicians Program (JAM) for nine years. The JAM program is for students in grade 4-9 who want to learn old time Appalachian music.

There are 4 teachers in the program that teach beginning guitar, advanced guitar, fiddle and one that teaches singing and beginning guitar.
The lessons are at the Gereau Center in Rocky Mount every Tuesday at 4:00-5:30 for a fee of $10.00 a lesson.

If you have any questions please email Kristina Meeks at  kristina.meeks@frco.k12.va.us.

Learn more about the JAM Program here.

JAM Concert - Apr 18, 2023
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JAM Students Spring Concert 2023

April 18, 2023 – 4:30 pm

Gereau Center in Rocky Mount (across the street from the YMCA)
150 Technology Drive
Rocky Mount VA 24151
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JAM Students at the Gereau Center - Dec 13, 2022

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JAM students, Cort and Pierce, play Beaumont Rag

Cort Workman plays a mandolin made by Jay Walter. Pierce Workman plays a guitar made by the Blue Ridge Luthiers. 

Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) Students Perform at Cable 12

This is a performance by Franklin County, VA Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) students on November 30, 2022 at 7:00am on “Rise and Shine” show, Cable 12 in Rocky Mount, VA.