Lawn Jam

Students and professor jam during Community Hour

Compiled by Staff

Compiled by Staff

Members of Orchestra Appalachia, part of the Appalachian Music program at Ferrum College will be hosting open, bluegrass/old-time jams that will be held on the first and third Mondays of each month during Community Hour.

“When the weather is fair, we’ll be outside of Franklin Hall, and when it’s cold or rainy, we’ll be inside the atrium,” said Emily Blankenship-Tucker, Instructor of Performing Arts.

There’s a jam this coming Mon., Sept. 19. Additional dates are Oct. 3, Oct. 17, and Nov. 7. Everyone is welcome to come play, sing, dance, or listen.

“(We) are hosting these jams in the hopes that other musicians who play, sing, or dance, (or may be interested in learning), might be inspired to join in,” Blankenship-Tucker said.  “We want to promote a sense of community and hope that everyone will feel welcome and invited to participate or just come to enjoy the music.”

The jams are part of Musical Mondays, a series of musical events sponsored by the Department of Music, including recitals and other performances that will be scheduled during Community Hour.

In addition to the Community Hour jams, Orchestra Appalachia hosts an on-going Monday night jam at the Leo Scott Pavilion at the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum. The event is weekly at 7 p.m. All are welcome!