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    FOJAM (Friends of Jane Addams Music) - Music Booster Club

    Friends Of Jane Addams Music (FOJAM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the outreach and growth of music education at Jane Addams Middle School (JAMS), Seattle WA. As a 5013c, FOJAM is a volunteer run organization primarily responsible for fundraising, and operational support of the music program at JAMS including concert operations, instrument and music purchases, and related music director and school initiatives.

    Your donations provide:

    • Sheet music for all ensembles
    • Festival performance fee supplements
    • Additional instrument purchases and repairs
    • Financial assistance for students including private music lessons and festival/travel fees
    • Professional development stipends
    • Director support
    • Ensemble instruction
    • Guest artists Music director supply grants

    Visit http://www.fojam.org for more information and resources.


    Get Involved!

    FOJAM depends on volunteers. If you’d like to ensure high-equality music opportunities for your child at JAMS, and collaborate with other dedicated parents and our stellar music staff, please contact us at info@fojam.org. Let’s keep our momentum and cement JAMS Music as a leading program!


    Course Offerings

    All music classes are yearlong. Placement is based on audition and/or SPS teacher recommendations.

    JAMS offers five levels of Orchestra:

    1. Beginning
    2. Intermediate
    3. Junior
    4. Senior
    5. Chamber Orchestra

    Five levels of Band:

    1. Beginning
    2. Intermediate
    3. Junior
    4. Senior Band
    5. Senior Jazz

    Two levels of Vocal Ensembles:

    1. Choir
    2. Advanced Choir

    *Junior Jazz is an after school class for beginning jazz musicians who already have some instrumental experience. More information on elective courses may be found here.


    Contact Info

    Friends of Jane Addams Music (FOJAM)
    P.O. BOX 27497
    Seattle, WA 98165
    http://www.fojam.org


    Board Members for 2015-16:

    Co-President: Catherine Peng | president@fojam.org
    Co-President: Karen Bullard | president@fojam.org
    Vice president (Concert Operations): Dave Coble | vicepresident@fojam.org
    Treasurer: John Matsumoto | treasurer@fojam.org
    Secretary: Suzie Rinne| secretary@fojam.org
    Fundraising Chair: Heather Sanchez | fundraising@fojam.org
    Communication Chair: Matt Brady | info@fojam.org
    Volunteer Coordination Chair: Wei Cheng | volunteers@fojam.org


    JAMS Music Staff:

    Music Department Head / Band Director, Deb Schaaf, deschaaf@seattleschools.org or phone 252-4527
    Orchestra Director, Emily Schaefer, ecschaefer@seattleschools.org or phone 252-4529
    Choir Director, Alex Gagiu, acgagiu@seattleschools.org or phone 252-4513
    Beginning Band Director, Katrina Sibicky, kgsibicky@seattleschools.org or Phone 252-0450 Ext.98765

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