Caldwell JAM

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this program has been suspended for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Caldwell JAM (Junior Appalachian Musicians) is a school-year program that offers classes for school students from 8 to 17 years of age. Held after school for approximately one hour a week, they learn old-time music in the traditional Appalachian style of singing and playing by ear. Instrument choices are old-time guitar, fiddle, mandolin and banjo.

Weekly Summer JAM classes typically last 10 weeks, and are held at The HUB in Hudson. School-year classes typically begin in early October. Classes are not held on school holidays, ice/snow or early release days. The school-year schedule is as follows:

  • Mondays - immediately after school @ Granite Falls Elementary School: beginner guitar only
  • Tuesdays - immediately after school @ Happy Valley K-8 School: beginner guitar only
  • Wednesdays  - immediately after school @  HUB Station Arts Center:
    • Beginner fiddle @ 3:00pm
    • Beginner & Intermediate banjo @ 3:30pm
    • Intermediate guitar @ 3:30pm
    • Beginner guitar & all mandolin @ 4pm
    • Intermediate fiddle @ 3:45pm
  • Thursdays - immediately after school @ Collettsville K-8 School after school: beginner guitar only

To register your child for the summer or upcoming school year, click to complete your registration. If you have questions, contact us by phone at 828-754-2486 or by email.