WiseJams program receives Wayne C. Henderson grant
The Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival selected local youth music education program WiseJAMS to receive a $1,000 grant from their scholarship fund. WiseJAMS will receive the money via the Pro-Art Association, the program’s nonprofit fiscal agent. The grant money will be used to provide scholarships for students who would otherwise be unable to participate in the program.
WiseJAMS offers small-group traditional mountain music instruction to 3rd through 8th grade students in Wise, Pound, Big Stone Gap, and Appalachia in an after-school setting.
The program takes place at two locations in Wise County. WiseJAMS at the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park in Big Stone Gap serves students from Union Primary and Union Middle Schools. WiseJAMS at LF Addington Middle School in Wise serves students from LF Addington, Wise Primary School, and JW Adams Combined School in Pound. WiseJAMS is also open to homeschooled students throughout the region, and all 3rd—8th grade students across Wise, Lee, and Dickenson Counties with parent/guardian provided transportation. WiseJAMS currently serves approximately 150 students per year throughout the region area.
For more information about the Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Scholarship Fund, please visit waynehenderson.org. You can find out more about WiseJAMS at proartva.org/wisejams.
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