Please visit this site for up-to-date information about our ensembles, performances, and special events and activities. In addition, JAMS band and orchestra students will be able to keep current with their academic responsibilities and due dates for their respective ensembles, including weekly Google Classroom and SmartMusic assignments, and playing assessments. We are looking forward to a great year!
The JAMS Instrumental Music Program Featured in Yamaha/DonorsChoose Video!
During the 2018-19 school year, the JAMS Instrumental Music program received project funding from DonorsChoose, the online charity organization that supports public schools from across the country with much-needed materials and experiences for students. With many generous donations from our JAMS community, along with those from the Chevron Corporation and the Yamaha Corporation of America, our projects were fully funded, thus benefitting our string, woodwind, brass, and percussion students with essential materials and equipment needed. Our DonorsChoose projects specifically caught the eye of the Yamaha Corporation, which is one of the world’s foremost multinational conglomerates with a wide range of products, predominantly musical instruments. Yamaha is also widely-recognized as a leader and advocate in the field of music education through their commitment to professional development opportunities and artistic music collaborations for music educators at the local, state, and national levels.
Yamaha invited the JAMS Instrumental Music program to be featured in a short video that emphasizes the importance of music education in our schools. Please click HERE to enjoy the video!
The John Adams Middle School Instrumental Music program offers many opportunities for young musicians of all grades and proficiency levels. Nearly 350 students are currently enrolled in one of three bands or three orchestras as well as a Music Conversion class that offers instruction on a second instrument (woodwind or brass). All of the ensembles incorporate state and national standards within the curriculum, and every student receives an opportunity to develop and strengthen his/her musical skills as an individual as well as an ensemble member, regardless of musical experience or proficiency.