Friday, Sept. 4 at 6:30 (note new time). Gotta Jam.                                                                                             We get it!  Talk about pent-up demand, we ALL need a good jam every once in a while!  But we can't do it the same way as we have become accustomed to doing, at least for now.  We are going to do what we need to do to make changes that will allow us to keep on jamming!                                                                                                                                                              We will be jamming again in the park on Friday, Sept. 4, meeting first at the pavilion, then separating into the small jam groups.  Due to the fact that the days are getting a bit shorter now, we will begin the jam at 6:30 pm. Here is how it's going to look:                                                                                                         1. If I am sick, I agree, I should not be here!  In the event I develop any Covid-19 symptoms in the 14 days following a jam event, I will inform Debby Kooy (509 797-5632) (edkooy@gmail.com) or Elliot Kooy (509 787-5621) as soon as possible.                                                                                                                           2.  Masks, hand-washing, hand-sanitizer and 6' distancing are encouraged.                                                                                                                                        3. Individual Jams are limited to 5 distanced-musicians, out in the open air whenever possible.  Jamming in close contact (which is normal for our jams) is discouraged.                                                                                                                                                  4. We will have four 5-person jam circles set up in the park (more if it becomes necessary).  Musicians are encouraged to move around to different jam circles at will, at any time during the two hours of jamming, BUT remember to maintain 5 or fewer players at each.                                                                                                                                                                              5. Those who are attending as audience are asked to bring your own chairs (although we will make extra chairs available to you if needed).  You may sit wherever you wish, and move whenever you wish, but please place your chairs at a 6' distance outside of the jam circles.                                                                                                                                                                 6.  No sound system is provided.                                                                                                                             7.  Jam emphasis should be on instrumentals, not so much on singing (although we are not going to prohibit singing).  Please do not share or trade instruments.                                                                                                                                                                8. During cold weather, indoor jams in the Community Hall may be allowed depending upon Grant County Health District phased regulations, but we will still have several small jams going, rather than one large jam.  We will be outdoors for as long into the autumn as the weather is comfortable to participants.                                                                                                                                                               9.  GCH restrooms are available for your use.  Sanitizing products will be available at each restroom site, as well as at each jam circle in the park; we encourage the use of these supplies.  George Community Hall personnel will also be sanitizing restrooms before your arrival.                                                                                                                               10.  Food/meals should not be shared, but we do encourage pre-jam picnicking.                                                                                                                               Next year will be better!  We look forward to seeing you on Friday!  Thank you for your patience.  Keep practicing, and we'll get through this!

WHEN: First Friday of each month (usually!)

TIME: Doors open at 5:00, Potluck at 6, Jam from 7:00 - 9:00 PM

WHERE: George Community Hall, 403 W. Montmorency, George, Washington

COST: FREE.  Anybody with an instrument can come and play;

anyone with ears can come and listen!

CONTACT: Facility & Events Manager Debby Kooy - (509) 797-5632

Bring your instrument(s), the chords and lyrics to songs you've been working on, and a smile!

 

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