Wednesday, June 11, 2014

JAMM and the Juneau Community

JAMM after-school students stand with the Attacca Quartet.
Public performance and community outreach are important elements of JAMM's program.  From playing in the school hallways to concerts on stage, students begin to see performing in the community as a natural part of their musical life.  This 2013-2014 school, JAMM performed nearly twenty concerts in the school and community, including the Governor's Awards for the Arts and Humanities, the Juneau World Affairs Council, the Juneau Community Foundation Annual Event, the Nugget Mall, the Philanthropy Northwest Conference, and the University of Alaska Southeast's Community Day. 

Rebecca Ricker and Meghan Johnson stand proudly with JAMM 1st graders from Auke Bay and Riverbend Elementary Schools.
Here are some other highlights:

Juneau Jazz and Classics:  The Attacca Quartet (see photo above) sponsored by Juneau Jazz and Classics performed at all three JAMM schools.  JAMM@Glacier Valley was thrilled to have the Attacca Quartet visit them after-school where JAMM students performed for the quartet and then the quartet for JAMM students and families.  There was mutual admiration between both groups!

University of Alaska Southeast Honors Program:  David Miller, a violinist and student at UAS, chose JAMM as his Community Service project for his honors program.  David volunteered 40 hours of service by working closely with JAMM's in-school classes of kindergartners and first graders. We hope to see David again next year!

David Miller poses with Mrs. Sigler's kindergarten Class.
Many JAMM students participated in Tlingit Dance and Drumming, which performed at this year's Celebration.  In the photo below, the students performed for Glacier Valley in their full regalia under the direction of Hans Chester and Glenda Lindley. 

Glacier Valley's Tlingit Dance and Drummers

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