FJM Summer Clinics offer an all-inclusive curriculum for marching and performing units.  You can send members of your band and auxiliary units to the same clinic, building pride and unity within your group.  We offer differentiated instruction to develop strong fundamental skills in each curriculum we offer to students of all levels and backgrounds.  Our curriculum is designed and developed by a team of active career educators, musicians, and performers to provide the most up-to-date, extensive, educationally sound, and engaging experience for drum majors, section and squad leaders, marching band musicians, color guard, dance team, majorettes, and baton twirling students.  FJM offers a non-competitive atmosphere where we give students the opportunity to perform, grow, learn, experiment, and develop in a safe, nurturing environment.  Our world class staff brings experience, skill, extensive pedagogy training, and professionalism to our program, allowing your students to interact and learn with quality role models in the pageantry arts.   Through our high-energy, positive approach to instruction, your students will further their knowledge, develop their skills, and exude confidence in their abilities.

 

 

FJM Summer Clinics Philosophy

Mission: 

 

Our mission is to cultivate a positive environment that allows students to gain a wealth of knowledge and skills. We strive to inspire students to discover, develop and grow into their best self; fostering the belief that they are capable of greatness.

 

Our Creed:

We will develop innovative curriculum, high professional standards, and value-centered relationships with customers and employees, establishing FJM as the top instructional clinic for the marching and pageantry activities.

We will evolve and adapt to benefit all of our stakeholders in an ever-changing environment.

We will think creatively to push our own limits and continually raise expectations. We challenge those around us to do the same.

We will weigh every decision, large and small, and the impact it has on our desired outcome.

We will provide the best value for our customers by operating in a cost effective manner and ensuring that we capitalize on every moment.

We will offer world-class instruction that exceeds the highest expectations of our customers.

We will deliver an intense four days of instruction that transform participants’capabilities and potential.

We will reach students through unparalleled teaching techniques, materials, and performance practices.

We will instill a frame of mind that ignites an optimistic attitude; enabling participants to influence the world in a positive manner.

We will supply a set of tools that participants can utilize in any situation at any time.

We will forge a bond that is unmatched. It is with this support and love that we are able to change lives.

We will take pride in all of our successes and failures; knowing that even our failures will lead us toward greatness.

 

Our Basic Beliefs:

We are responsible to one another and everyone is unique and can make a difference.

Our responsibility will produce exceptional results.

We are also responsible to the community in which we reside and work.

We will unite to achieve a common goal, no matter the size, time or place.

We shall keep an open mind and be focused on continually improving ourselves and the program.

 

The fulfillment of our beliefs establishes a culture that is truly extraordinary.

 

 

 

 

Color Guard Program

FJM Clinics provide the most current and up-to-date curriculum for flag and rifle students.  With daily classes in equipment and movement technique, we will help your students strengthen critical technical skills and cutting edge equipment work.  Students are guided through exercises to break down fundamental elements and increase technical skill and development. We offer different levels of technique classes to allow students of all experience levels and backgrounds to participate in a curriculum appropriate for their needs and to develop performance abilities in beginning, intermediate, and advanced students. Our clinic instructors provide constructive feedback and positive reinforcement to all students, improving skill and confidence in each individual and team.  Students will also participate in our clinic routines, giving students the opportunity to apply their technical skills to the latest trends in choreography and combinations set to music.

Customized choreography is available for groups of 12 or more.  Groups can submit their show music to the office prior to the clinic and have an FJM instructor create work to the music.  The material will be taught during our instructional time at the clinic.  This is a great option for groups that wish to get a jump start on their performance season with their own performance material and for groups without a choreographer or guard director.  Customized choreography MUST be approved and arranged by the Clinic Coordinator.  Please contact our office for more details regarding this section prior to registering for a clinic.

 

  • daily equipment and body movement classes
  • different levels of technique and choreography classes
  • elective classes for tricks, leadership, motivation, and more
  • performances in a supportive, non-competitive environment
  • one-on-one help sessions with FJM instructors
  • daily team building and motivational sessions

 

 

Drum Major Program

Our drum major curriculum combines a variety of techniques with musical knowledge, understanding and interpretation to provide students with the most extensive conducting training available.  Students will be actively involved in making musical decisions to guide their conducting movements, training them to evoke optimal musical performance from the band.  We also offer students the opportunity to participate in additional classes for marching technique and performance, instructional and teaching techniques to run sectionals, and leadership and motivational classes to help inspire the entire performing group.  Nowhere else will students get the quality training offered at FJM.

 

  • daily conducting technique classes, incorporating a variety of styles
  • musical conducting application
  • elective classes for marching, teaching, leadership, motivation, and instrument performance
  • performances in a supportive, non-competitive environment
  • one-on-one help sessions with FJM instructors
  • daily team building and motivational sessions

 

Student Leadership and Musicianship Program

Our curriculum offers a wide range of classes and topics for students to personalize the experience for the demands of their own organization.  Students will select many classes in marching and playing performance techniques, musicianship (including warm up techniques, breathing, and ear training), score and drill chart reading, leadership techniques, team-building and motivational ideas, problem solving and mediation, as well as instructional and teaching techniques to run sectionals.  Leaders in the ensemble and students without a leadership position or title are encouraged to attend and improve the quality of contributions they will make to the performance ensemble.  Students participating in this section MUST bring their instrument, lyre, and flip folder.

 

  • variety of classes offered to personalize the curriculum to meet each student’s needs
  • leadership, motivation, team-building, marching, musicianship, and teaching techniques
  • elective classes for additional instruction in marching, teaching, leadership, motivation, and instrument performance
  • performances in a supportive, non-competitive environment
  • one-on-one help sessions with FJM instructors
  • daily team building and motivational sessions

 

Majorette and Twirler Program

Majorette and feature twirler students will participate in daily equipment and movement technique to strengthen their critical technical skills, twirling series, and tricks while experiencing creative, cutting edge choreography.  We offer curriculum with a variety of options for students to incorporate dance, movement, tricks, and tosses into their performance based on their experience and skill level.

 

Customized choreography is available for twirling groups of 10 or more.  Groups can submit their show music to the office prior to the clinic and have an FJM instructor create work to the music.  The material will be taught during our instructional time at the clinic.  This is a great option for groups that wish to get a jump start on their performance season with their own performance material and for groups without a choreographer or guard director.  Customized choreography MUST be approved and arranged by the Clinic Coordinator.  Please contact our office for more details regarding this section prior to registering for a clinic.

 

  • daily equipment and body movement classes
  • different levels of technique and choreography classes
  • elective classes for tricks, leadership, motivation, and more
  • performances in a supportive, non-competitive environment
  • one-on-one help sessions with FJM instructors
  • daily team building and motivational sessions

Dance Line and Drill Team Program (offered at select locations, contact our office for details)

We offer a variety of dance techniques and styles for students to strengthen their performance skills.  Our dance curriculum allows students of all experience and skill levels to learn and develop.  Students will experience warm up and stretching routines to incorporate into their regular rehearsals, increasing flexibility, endurance, and precision.  Our dance technique classes will be tailored to help your students refine skills and develop a variety of styles to fit your performance needs.   We offer creative, cutting edge choreography that can be used for both football and basketball programs.  Our dance curriculum is offered at select locations or by request for groups of 6 or more, and for private clinics hosted at your school.

 

Customized choreography is available for dance groups of 10 or more.  Groups can submit their show music to the office prior to the clinic and have an FJM instructor create work to the music.  The material will be taught during our instructional time at the clinic.  This is a great option for groups that wish to get a jump start on their performance season with their own performance material and for groups without a choreographer or guard director.  Customized choreography MUST be approved and arranged by the Clinic Coordinator.  Please contact our office for more details regarding this section prior to registering for a clinic.

 

  • daily warm up and technique classes
  • different levels of technique and choreography classes
  • variety of dance and music styles
  • elective classes for tricks, leadership, motivation, and more
  • performances in a supportive, non-competitive environment
  • one-on-one help sessions with FJM instructors
  • daily team building and motivational sessions

 

Directors and Advisors

Classes will be available for advisors and directors throughout the clinic week.  We offer discussions and activities in the areas of teaching and reinforcing technique, selecting and utilizing student leadership, organization, motivation, team building, and continuing to develop skills learned at FJM Clinics.  Participants will have the opportunity to meet with other directors and advisors at the clinic to discuss concerns and struggles experienced in the instructional positions.  Our staff will work with directors and advisors on choreography ideas, instructional techniques, and skill development in a small group and one-on-one setting.  We also believe it is important to participate with the students in several of their classes and activities to become familiar with their progress and development throughout the week.

 

All directors and advisors participating at all of our sites will receive a certificate to be presented for professional development hours.  Please contact our office if you need specific paperwork verifying your attendance.