Shakori Hills is delighted to announce a resurgence of the Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) program in Chatham County! JAM’s mission is to provide communities the tools and support they need to teach children to play and dance to traditional old time and bluegrass music.
The 2017 Shakori Hills JAM has started off to a great start! 33 students are enrolled from Chatham Middle, Silk Hope Elementary, Siler City Elementary and Virginia Cross Elementary Schools, and meet each Thursday until the end of the school year at Silk Hope Elementary. Our next session will run August 24 – October 8, also at Silk Hope Elementary School. Classes meet for 75 minutes, on Thursdays from 5:45 – 7pm.
The program is open to all fourth – seventh grade students, regardless of district or schooling status, so long as you can get your child to the classes. Registration for this session is currently closed, but will open again in July, with first preference given to returning students. Fiddle is taught by Kenny Jackson, Guitar by Brian Moyer, Mandolin by Alex Meredith and Dance by Katy Shoemaker and Jan Gittelman.
Your support of JAM is needed! All donations are tax deductible. Please get in touch if you have questions or are interested in participating or supporting this program! Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-542-1746.