Henderson JAM Start-up will be Tuesday, September 26.
We must have the registration form in by Thursday, September 21, 2017 IN ORDER FOR YOUR CHILD TO BE TRANSPORTED
BY Mountain Lynx BUS TO THE HENDERSON.
You can download and fill out the forms ahead of time by clicking on this link: JAM 2017
Return filled out forms to the respective school or The Henderson.
The Wayne C. Henderson School of Appalachian Arts is beginning its third year as a JAM affiliate in conjunction with The Crooked Road.
We follow the Smyth County School System, therefore if there is no school on a JAM Tuesday, there is no JAM class either. There will be NO JAM CLASS ON ELECTION TUESDAY, as we are a voting site for the Town of Marion.
We expanded our JAM program to Saltville and Rich Valley students last year with success and convenience to students and parents. Saltville students can have the option to go to Rich Valley on Monday after school or be at The Henderson on Tuesday after school. These students will be able to take guitar, fiddle or banjo with Jim Lloyd on Mondays at Rich Valley Elementary.
In an effort to make JAM more accessible to Rich Valley students, we offer weekly JAM classes with Jim Lloyd. Jim will instruct guitar, fiddle and banjo. Classes will begin as part of an after school initiative for Rich Valley Elementary, and will begin the first Monday in October: October 2 from 4-5pm. There will be an activities bus available at 5:30 starting the second week in November that can take the kids to Saltville for easier pickup. They will meet throughout the school year for a total of 20 classes. Your child is welcome to attend our traditional JAM program offered on Tuesday’s at The Henderson in Marion, but you will be responsible for transportation to The Henderson. It is on Tuesday’s from 4-6pm in Marion. You can download these forms and learn about payment options below.
For our Rich Valley program, please download our JAM 2017 and return it to the school or The HENDERSON.
Classes will begin as part of an after school initiative for Saltville Elementary, and are offered on Monday’s after school beginning October 2. They will meet throughout the school year for a total of 20 classes. If preferable, students may attend our traditional JAM program offered on Tuesday’s at The Henderson in Marion. If they attend our traditional JAM on Tuesday’s, you will be responsible for transportation to The Henderson. To download these forms JAM 2017 and return it to the school or The HENDERSON.
• Fostering Local Music and Dance Traditions
• Community Involvement
The main objective of The Henderson is to promote involvement and strategic partnerships with community leaders in education, traditional arts, youth services and business/tourism. Our Steering Committee is comprised of a talented eclectic mix of individuals that share our mission of preserving, promoting, and presenting our Appalachian heritage through music, arts and crafts.
• Positive and accessible learning environments
We provide excellence in instruction, efficient administration and encourage personal commitment, good character and improved self-esteem. Our accessible learning environment is affordable to all (fee based on sliding scale and/or with ample scholarships) and we are located in historic Downtown Marion which will minimize transportation issues for our targeted population.
We are handicapped accessible for all classrooms and the auditorium. We will provide loan or low cost rentals of instruments (and instrument care/maintenance). Our 75 seat auditorium allows students to perform and experience performances from visiting musicians and allow us to provide experience in recording and stage preparation. This auditorium also allows us the potential to raise funds through performances and to orchestrate interesting collaborations with other organizations.
The Henderson is dedicated to preserving and promoting traditional Appalachian arts and crafts and will honor JAM’s mission by establishing this invaluable resource for the youth of Smyth County. Henderson JAM will provide a centrally located, safe, positive, accessible learning environment for Smyth County students.
We will begin our JAM with instruction in guitar, banjo, or fiddle. If you are interested in participating in our program, please contact us, and sign up for our newsletter which will keep you informed as we progress weekly toward the expansion of all our programs.
to find out more about JAM and our region, please visit the JAM kids.
If you are interested in enrolling your child in our JAM program, please download our JAM 2017 Fill the packet out and return it to the Henderson School
Interested in becoming a JAM instructor? Download, fill out, and return the Application for Employment.