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

Pig Out for JMArts

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Enjoy some great barbecue and create life-changing opportunities for JM 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 by chef Gary Lamach, slaw, bread, dessert and drink. Tickets will be available at the school office in advance and at the dinner, 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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"Sherwood": A Walk Through the Forest
Sep
14
5:00 PM17:00

"Sherwood": A Walk Through the Forest

JM students experience theater like they never have before — and may never again! — with an in-depth walk through "Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood," the comedy with music opening this year's theater season at PlayMakers Repertory Company.

It all begins when JM students learn about the production during a discussion with the show's director, Jessie Austrian, a Broadway actress, stage director, NYU instructor, and co-founder and co-artistic director of the world-renowned Fiasco Theater. Jessie, who had lunch with JM students traveling on our New York Arts Adventure last April, will talk about how she approaches the musical creatively and what to look for during the performance.

Then, JM students get a personal backstage tour before taking their seats for the final preview performance at 7:30 p.m. featuring flying arrows, clanging swords and original music by Jack Herrick of North Carolina's Tony Award-winning string band, The Red Clay Ramblers.

The entire evening is free for JM students, including transportation from school, but a limited number of seats are available. Anyone wanting to attend must confirm their attendance with Mrs. Rose Pate no later than Thursday, August 31.

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Breakfast with Princess Ariel and Friends
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Breakfast with Princess Ariel and Friends

Princess Ariel, Sebastian, Ursula and their friends from THE LITTLE MERMAID swim into a special breakfast for children. Proceeds will be 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.

Admission is $10 per person. More details will be announced soon with tickets available beginning October 1. Look for more to come!

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

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID

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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.

General admission is $5. Everyone attending, regardless of age, must have a ticket and no passes are accepted. Tickets will be available September 1 online at JMArtsTickets.com.

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

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID

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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.

General admission is $5. Everyone attending, regardless of age, must have a ticket and no passes are accepted. Tickets will be available September 1 online at JMArtsTickets.com.

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Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
Nov
17
4:00 PM16:00

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID

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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.

General admission is $5. Everyone attending, regardless of age, must have a ticket and no passes are accepted. Tickets will be available September 1 online at JMArtsTickets.com.

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Holiday Concert
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Holiday Concert

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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 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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Sing and Play '19
Feb
21
6:30 PM18:30

Sing and Play '19

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Our second-annual 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 will be used by JMArts to help our student artists excel and to reduce the cost to students traveling this spring on JM's second-annual New York Arts Adventure.

Auditions are Tuesday, February 5, with a snow date of Thursday, February 7. Snow date for the competition is Tuesday, February 26. Thank you to volunteer director Greg Burriss!

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New York Arts Adventure 2019
Apr
16
to Apr 20

New York Arts Adventure 2019

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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.

If you would like to help keep this trip affordable for families, please consider sponsoring a performance or meal, or making a contribution toward a student scholarship. For more, download this overview and contact us!

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Music in May
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Music in May

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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 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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JM Awards Night
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

JM Awards Night

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Academic awards are presented at JM's annual celebration — including recognition of JMArts Scholars and recipients of several arts awards: James Award for Theater, John Philip Sousa Band Award and outstanding graduates in instrumental musical, vocal music and visual art.

Honored last year were JMArts Scholars Corrine Collison, David Gonzalez Hernandez, Aaron Partin, Jennifer Trejo Benitez, Jackie Vasquez, Samantha Zarate and Jose Zendejas; Helen Moody Art Scholarship, Karmen Brown; James Award for Theater, Orlando Balderas and Alyssa Gaines; John Philip Sousa Band Award, Orlando Balderas; Outstanding Graduate in Instrumental Music, Cesareo Aguila; Outstanding Graduate in Visual Arts, Karmen Brown; and Outstanding Graduate in Vocal Music, Alyssa Gaines.

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JM Band Camp
Aug
6
to Aug 17

JM Band Camp

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The JM Marching Band begins work on its fall show with a two-week camp. Sessions will be held daily on August 6-10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on August 13-17 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

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Mermaid Dive-In: A Cast Event
Aug
2
10:00 AM10:00

Mermaid Dive-In: A Cast Event

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JM's cast for THE LITTLE MERMAID begins work on the fall musical with a special event that includes an initial sing-through, discussion about the show and expectations, practice moving as sea creatures and video interviews with members of the Broadway cast and creative team. Oh, and lunch! Performances are November 15-17.

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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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