We thought you might like a monthly update on FOJ so we’re planning on writing a small newsletter on a monthly basis. You’ll still be receiving Jive Talkin‘ each quarter.

It’s been a strange and frustrating year since our Mardi Gras last March, and we regret not being able to offer our usual fun programs and events due to the corona virus. Our scholarship program for high school bands was cut way too short, after only 3 bands were awarded scholarships. Fourth-grade recorder programs were also discontinued.

Grants, donations and memberships are down. We greatly appreciate your support as we tentatively plan some fun events for the coming year: a Members Party October 18, a Nat King Cole tribute, college scholarship presentations, a thank you party for our sponsors (January 2021) and Mardi Gras in March 2021!

We can’t do it without you. If you haven’t already, please renew your membership or join as a new member. If you can’t join us, please consider sending a donation to help us keep music in the schools. A big thank you to all those who have already renewed or joined as new members.