Music in May
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

Music in May

JM musicians take the stage to celebrate the climax of another creative season — with performances currently scheduled from the Jazz Band, Guitar Ensembles, Concert Band and Combined Chorus. General admission is $5 per person, preschoolers free, with all proceeds used by JMArts to enhance opportunity for students.

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"The Little Mermaid" Auditions
Jun
6
3:30 PM15:30

"The Little Mermaid" Auditions

Auditions for "The Little Mermaid" are open to anyone who will be a student at Jordan-Matthews High School in the fall. Performances are currently scheduled for Thursday, November 15, at 7 p.m.; Friday, November 16, at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, November 17, at 2 p.m.

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Pig Out for JMArts
Sep
7
4:30 PM16:30

Pig Out for JMArts

Enjoy some great barbecue and create life-changing opportunities for Jordan-Matthews artists — all at the very same time! (Honestly, it's that easy ... and tasty, too.) Pick up or dine in at the JM Cafeteria, and if you're attending the Chatham Central home football game, make sure you have supper with us!

Plates are $8 each and include barbecue, slaw, bread, dessert and drink. Tickets will be available online and in advance, with all proceeds being used by JMArts to help our student artists excel. That includes providing scholarships for summer study on university campuses, producing THE LITTLE MERMAID, purchasing art supplies and reducing the cost to students traveling this spring on JM's second annual New York Arts Adventure.

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Under the Sea: A Celebration of Music and Art
Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

Under the Sea: A Celebration of Music and Art

JMArts is honored to join with Courtyard Coffee, the NC Arts Incubator and the Downtown Music Series once again to offer this free celebration of music and art inspired by JM's upcoming production of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID!

We're still working on details, but the evening includes live music, a juried art exhibition by JM artists and food trucks selling local specialties. And that's not all! Cast members from THE LITTLE MERMAID will perform a selection from the musical. We'll give away one pair of tickets to the show in a free drawing. And we'll be selling tickets to our Big Apple Raffle to raise money for the New York Arts Adventure.

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Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID

  • Jordan-Matthews High School Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Venture "under the sea" with Princess Ariel, a curious young mermaid who falls for a handsome human prince and agrees to a dangerous bargain with a powerful sea witch in exchange for legs and a chance to live with the prince on land. But will everything work out as planned? This Broadway musical is based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and Disney's classic, 1989 animated film. Tickets will be available early this fall online at JMArtsTickets.com.

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Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID

  • Jordan-Matthews High School Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Venture "under the sea" with Princess Ariel, a curious young mermaid who falls for a handsome human prince and agrees to a dangerous bargain with a powerful sea witch in exchange for legs and a chance to live with the prince on land. But will everything work out as planned? This Broadway musical is based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and Disney's classic, 1989 animated film. Tickets will be available early this fall online at JMArtsTickets.com.

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Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
Nov
17
2:00 PM14:00

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID

  • Jordan-Matthews High School Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Venture "under the sea" with Princess Ariel, a curious young mermaid who falls for a handsome human prince and agrees to a dangerous bargain with a powerful sea witch in exchange for legs and a chance to live with the prince on land. But will everything work out as planned? This Broadway musical is based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and Disney's classic, 1989 animated film. Tickets will be available early this fall online at JMArtsTickets.com.

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New York Arts Adventure 2019 (tentative)
Apr
16
to Apr 20

New York Arts Adventure 2019 (tentative)

  • Courtyard New York Manhattan/Chelsea (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Eight upperclass artists fly to New York City for five days over spring break to explore one of the world's great cities, gain new perspectives that will influence their work and experience the very best in theater, music and visual arts.

Last year's participants attended several Broadway shows and performances at The Metropolitan Opera, Jazz at Lincoln Center and Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. They went to the top of the Empire State Building, saw the Statue of Liberty from the Staten Island Ferry, spent an afternoon at the Museum of Modern Art, enjoyed dim sum at Nom Wah Tea Parlor in Chinatown, visited Times Square, experienced the 9/11 Memorial and saw renowned sites during walks up Fifth Avenue in Midtown and down Broadway in Lower Manhattan.

But there’s much more! The New York Arts Adventure is an opportunity to meet and learn from world-class artists working in the city. Last year's group sat down on stage with Broadway actors Ari’el Stachel (Haled) and Etai Benson (Papi) after watching them perform in The Band's Visit. They talked theater and life over lunch with Jessie Austrian — Broadway actress, stage director, NYU faculty and a founder/co-artistic director of Fiasco Theater. And they enjoyed some time chatting with Joel Wenhardt after the jazz pianist concluded his late night set at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola.

Special guests for this trip will be announced as they're confirmed, but will likely include lunch with Peter Marks, chief theater critic for The Washington Post.

We're still trying to decide whether to offer the trip this season. If you would consider sponsoring a performance or meal, or if you would like to contribute toward a student scholarship, please download this overview and contact us!

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Downtown Jazz
Apr
13
6:30 PM18:30

Downtown Jazz

JM musicians bring an evening of jazz to downtown Siler City with a free outdoor session at the Courtyard Coffee pavilion. The festivities include a small art exhibition by the Jordan-Matthews Gay Straight Alliance, JM's HOSA student group selling popcorn and snacks, and, of course, some fantastic beverages inside at Courtyard Coffee!

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New York Arts Adventure
Apr
3
to Apr 7

New York Arts Adventure

  • Hilton Garden Inn New York/Manhattan-Chelsea (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Eight upperclass artists fly to New York City for five days over spring break to explore one of the world's great cities, gain new perspectives that will influence their work and experience the very best in theater, music and visual arts.

Some or all of the group will be in the audience for several Broadway shows: MEAN GIRLS, COME FROM AWAY, THE BAND'S VISIT, CHICAGO, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG and AVENUE Q. But there’s much more! After THE BAND'S VISIT matinee, students are sitting down on stage with two of the musical’s principal actors, Ari’el Stachel (Haled) and Etai Benson (Papi), to learn about how they approach their roles and make all of the magic happen. Later in the week, students will talk theater over lunch with Jessie Austrian — Broadway actress, stage director, NYU faculty and a founder/co-artistic director of Fiasco Theater, known worldwide for innovative Shakespeare and musical theater productions.

There’s a trip to the Museum of Modern Art to view some contemporary masterpieces. A performance by Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Soprano Kelli O’Hara in an innovative production of COSÌ FAN TUTTE at The Metropolitan Opera. Even a trip to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center, for a late-night session. After his performance, some time after 1 a.m., jazz pianist Joel Wenhardt is stopping by the table to talk with everyone, including a couple of our JM jazz musicians.

If you would like to sponsor a performance or meal, or if you would like to contribute toward a student scholarship — for this year or next! — please contact us!

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A Midsummer Night's Dream
Feb
28
3:30 PM15:30

A Midsummer Night's Dream

PlayMakers Repertory Company rolls into Siler City for a FREE performance of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"! It's part of PlayMakers' Mobile Shakespeare series — some truly innovative performances that make Shakespeare's plays available, enjoyable and accessible to all. Just as the playwright intended. JMArts will even provide free coffee and cookies at 3:30 p.m. before the performance at 4 p.m.

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Sing and Play
Feb
22
6:30 PM18:30

Sing and Play

  • Jordan-Matthews High School Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our new musical competition features instrumental and vocal acts with a $50 prize awarded for the best performance in each of three categories — elementary, middle school and high school. Acts may be individuals or groups up to four people, with all performers being full-time students in a North Carolina public, private or home school. Auditions are required, and each act selected for the competition must pay a $10 registration fee. Winners are selected by audience vote. General admission is $5 per person and includes one vote in each category. Click here for details. All proceeds benefit JMArts' New York Arts Adventure.

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Holiday Concert
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Holiday Concert

JM musicians take the stage to celebrate the festive holiday season — with performances currently scheduled featuring the Guitar Ensemble, Band and Combined Chorus. General admission is $5 per person, preschoolers free, with all proceeds used by JMArts to enhance opportunity for students.

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IN THE HEIGHTS
Nov
18
4:00 PM16:00

IN THE HEIGHTS

Lives clash and drama unfolds over three hot days in the Latino community of Washington Heights in upper Manhattan. This first Broadway musical by "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda won four Tony Awards — including Best Musical and Best Original Score for its vibrant hip-hop and salsa sounds. (Click here for our short video about the Washington Heights neighborhood.) Tickets are available online at JMArtsTickets.com.

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IN THE HEIGHTS
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

IN THE HEIGHTS

Lives clash and drama unfolds over three hot days in the Latino community of Washington Heights in upper Manhattan. This first Broadway musical by "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda won four Tony Awards — including Best Musical and Best Original Score for its vibrant hip-hop and salsa sounds. (Click here for our short video about the Washington Heights neighborhood.) Tickets are available online at JMArtsTickets.com.

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IN THE HEIGHTS
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

IN THE HEIGHTS

Lives clash and drama unfolds over three hot days in the Latino community of Washington Heights in upper Manhattan. This first Broadway musical by "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda won four Tony Awards — including Best Musical and Best Original Score for its vibrant hip-hop and salsa sounds. (Click here for our short video about the Washington Heights neighborhood.) Tickets are available online at JMArtsTickets.com.

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Carnaval del Barrio
Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

Carnaval del Barrio

Celebrate Latino culture and our November production of IN THE HEIGHTS with a vibrant evening of music, art and food! Carnaval del Barrio features live Caribbean and Latin American music from Saludos Compay, a juried exhibition by JM artists of work inspired by Caribbean and Latin American artists, and food trucks selling local specialties.

And that's not all! Cast members from IN THE HEIGHTS will perform a selection from the musical. We'll be screening "Living in the Heights," a 10-minute documentary by multimedia journalist Kirby Pate (JM '13, NYU '17) on the Washington Heights neighborhood where IN THE HEIGHTS is set. We'll give away one pair of tickets to the musical in a free drawing. And we'll be selling tickets to our Big Apple Raffle to raise money for the New York Arts Adventure.

Oh, and Courtyard Coffee and Soda Cafe will feature a special IN THE HEIGHTS-themed coffee beverage: The Vanessa, light and sweet with a touch of cinnamon!

JMArts is honored to join with Courtyard Coffee, the NC Arts Incubator and the Downtown Music Series to offer this festive — and free — neighborhood carnival!

For a news release and more details, click here.

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Pig Out for JMArts
Sep
29
4:30 PM16:30

Pig Out for JMArts

Enjoy some great fresh-cooked barbecue and create life-changing opportunities for Jordan-Matthews artists — all at the very same time! (Honestly, it's that easy ... and tasty, too.) Pig Out for JMArts features barbecue by Gary Lamach, JM's technology and testing coordinator (and pitmaster extraordinaire). Pick up or dine in at the JM Cafeteria, and if you're attending the Eastern Randolph home football game, make sure you have supper with us!

Plates are $8 each and include barbecue, slaw, bread, dessert and drink. All proceeds will be used by JMArts to help our student artists excel. That includes providing scholarships for summer study on university campuses, funding IN THE HEIGHTS, purchasing art supplies and reducing the cost to students traveling this spring on JM's New York Arts Adventure.

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Lights Up on Washington Heights!
Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

Lights Up on Washington Heights!

  • Jordan-Matthews High School Media Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Everyone interested in joining the cast or crew for IN THE HEIGHTS is encouraged to help us launch our production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's first musical! This special event includes an introduction to the plot and music, tastes (free food!) associated with the musical and the world premiere of a short documentary about the Washington Heights neighborhood by multimedia journalist Kirby Pate (JM '13, NYU '17).

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