Junior Appalachian musician program seeks stringed instruments for students

Published 10:00 pm Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Pacolet JAM, an affiliate of Junior Appalachian Musicians, Inc. (JAM) will begin classes for students in traditional music for rising fourth, fifth and sixth graders in Polk County and District One schools at Tryon Fine Arts Center. The program will begin in September 2014. Pacolet JAM seeks to preserve important mountain music heritage with classes this fall in singing, fiddle, banjo and guitar.
To keep the costs low, TFAC is seeking donated fiddles, banjos and guitars suitable for kids to be used in the program.
All donations are tax deductible (including monetary donations). Do you have unused a violin/ fiddle ¾ or other size, a guitar or banjo stashed around the house that you would like to see put to a good use? If so, you can donate that instrument to Pacolet JAM.
If you don’t have an instrument but want to be a part of helping young people learn to play music, you could make a monetary donation. In either case or for more information, contact: Marianne Carruth, Director, Marketing and Arts in Education, Tryon Fine Arts Center – 828-859-8322 extension 213.
– article submitted
by Marianne Carruth

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