At FJM Clinics we focus on motivational activities and team building skills throughout the camp. Team talks help guide your group toward a common goal and give them the tools necessary to build a strong foundation for a successful season. We also focus on developing all the technical skills needed for your performers to advance themselves! If you need any additional information, please contact our Clinic Coordinator, Lauren Tucker, at 1.800.444.3524 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Fred J. Miller President Fred J. Miller Inc.
Itâ€™s hard to believe but we have been conducting the Fred J. Miller Clinics for 50 years. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the FJM Clinics and it seems like just yesterday we were all at the Millerâ€™s Mountain Lodge in Livermore, Maine. How things have changed! We started out as a clinic that taught just baton twirling and now we have developed strong programs in Color Guard, Drum Major, Student Leadership, Dance Line, Drill Team and of course Majorette and Featured Twirler. We have seen many of our instructional staff move on and become top educators in their field. I wonder what the next 50 years will bring. It will be exciting to see what takes place.
World Class Instruction at FJM Clinics The FJM Clinic Staff brings instructional and performance experience from the nations top college and high school marching bands, drum corps, winter guards, dance teams, and twirling lines. We recruit and employ talented performers and instructors from organizations such as The Cavaliers, The Glassmen, Northeast Independent, Blesses Sacrement, Zydeco, Northern Lights, Pride of Cincinnati, the University of Arizona, Louisiana State University, the University of Nebraska, Purdue University, The Ohio State University, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Notre Dame, Bowling Green State University, and Miami University (Ohio).
Each clinic is run by a clinic administrator with an extensive background in education, leadership, and pageantry instruction. With a combined 25 years of FJM clinic experience, our three administrators hold bachelors and masters degrees in education, communication, music, and school counseling. You simply will not find a more highly qualified and well trained instructional staff!
Drum Majors and Section Leaders FJMâ€™s Drum Major and Leadership Program continues to be recognized nationally as one of the best programs available today for marching bands.
Drum Major: Our drum major curriculum combines a variety of conducting techniques with musical knowledge, understanding, and interpretation to provide your students with the most extensive conducting training available. Your students will be actively involved in making musical decisions to guide their conducting movements, training them to evoke optimal musical performance from your 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 your entire performing group. Nowhere else will your students get the quality training that FJM Clinics offers.
Section Leaders: Our curriculum offers a wide range of classes and topics for your students to personalize their experience for the demands of your group. Students will select many classes in leadership techniques, team-building and motivational ideas, problem solving and mediation, marching and performance techniques, instructional and teaching techniques to run sectionals, as well as some instrument performance classes to help them set a good example for their sections when they return. Send us the leaders in your ensemble and let us train them to be a valuable asset and aid in your daily routines and instruction.
Rifle and Flag Lines FJM Clinics will bring to you the most current and up-to-date curriculum. With daily classes in equipment and movement technique, we will help your students strengthen critical technical skills and cutting edge equipment work. Your students will choose classes, routines, and combinations that suit their experience and skill level, all with attention to the latest choreography. We offer a non-competitive environment at FJM clinics. The purpose of our clinic is for students to gain knowledge in their particular discipline, as well as develop confidence in themselves.
Majorettes and Twirlers 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 levels.
Dance Lines We offer a variety of dance techniques and styles for your students to strengthen their performance skills. Your students will have the opportunity to select routines created to different musical styles. We offer creative, cutting edge choreography that can be used for both football and basketball programs.
Advisors and Directors Classes will be available for advisors and directors each day. 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 the skills learned at FJM Clinics. You will have the opportunity to meet with other directors at the clinic and discuss your concerns and struggles as a director.
Customized Choreography At FJM Clinics we will begin to choreograph routines to your own musical selections during our clinic instruction time. Our Clinic Coordinator will work with you to design a program that meets your special needs, and our highly trained choreographers will create an original routine at no additional cost. You must enroll at least 12 students in the same section. Notify our Clinic Coordinator at least three weeks prior to the clinic. First come, first served basis, so apply early!
Top questions asked What does it cost? Cost is $300.00 for live-in students, a discount of $10.00 will be given if you register on-line at www.fjmclinics.com by May 31, 2009. Live-in Advisors and Chaperones - $200.00 If 20 or more students are enrolled, live-in Advisor comes FREE of charge Commuter students - $200.00 Commuter Advisors - $130.00 If 10 or more students are enrolled, commuter Advisor comes FREE of charge. For additional information contact our office or Lauren Tucker at 1.800.444.FLAG (3524) or email: email@example.com. All Resident fees cover: r3VKNPUNHUK4LHSZr0UZ[Y\J[PVU*SHZZLZr4V[P]H[PVUHS:LZZPVUZr0UKP]PK\HS0UZ[Y\J[PVU r*SPUPJUV[LIVVR^P[OHSSTH[LYPHSZJV]LYLKPUJSHZZr*+MLH[\YPUN[OLJSPUPJÂ?ZT\ZPJHSZLSLJ[PVUZ Live-in students are required to pay a $10.00 key deposit, returned at the end of the clinic when the key is returned. This cannot be included with registration. Each campus determines replacement cost for lost keys; students are responsible for full price of replacement key.
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What makes FJM Clinics your best option? FJM Clinics offer an all-inclusive curriculum for performing units. You can send ALL your auxiliary members to the same clinic. Building pride and unity within your groups is our goal! Students will learn how to develop and maintain a positive attitude. FJM Clinics offer a non-competitive atmosphere where we give students the opportunity to perform in front of their peers in a non-stressful environment. Students can finally discover the excitement of performance without the fear of making mistakes. Through our high-energy, positive approach to instruction, your students will further their knowledge, develop their skills, and exude confidence in their abilities. Make a difference in your performance group and turn to FJM. Our clinic strives to develop strong fundamental skills in each curriculum we offer as well as the development of team building and motivational skills which are an essential WHY[[VHU`NYV\W>LJHU[^HP[[VZLL`V\[OPZZ\TTLY
Who may attend? FJM Clinics are open to elementary, middle school, high school, and college age students. You may come as a group or sign up individually. Advisors and Band Directors are also encouraged to attend and participate in director classes as well as student classes.
What are the motivational/team talk sessions? Self-motivation, positive attitude, and group cohesion are just a few of the many concepts covered. Motivational sessions HUK[LHT[HSRZHYLOLSKLHJOKH`[VI\PSKLU[O\ZPHZTJVUÊKLUJLHUKWYPKL([-14*SPUPJZP[ZV\YHTIP[PVU[V[LHJOHSS students the importance of teamwork and to be the very best they can be. We also conduct Leadership Sessions for student leaders, drum majors, captains and officers to develop exceptional role models for your performing organization.
How do I register? Register online at www.fjmclinics.com. You can make your full payment or your deposit fee of $100.00 per person to guarantee your space. Follow the online instructions to create or login to your account, enter your information, select your section, and make your secure payment. For students and groups wishing to split sections, please contact our Clinic Coordinator, Lauren Tucker, to make arrangements. VISA, Mastercard, Discover and American Express are accepted!
What is the deadline for enrollment? In order for you to receive your pre-clinic information packet, we must receive your registration no later than 10 days prior to the start date of the clinic. If you must register later than this, you may call our office to check availability. You will be required to provide a credit card number for the deposit fee of $100.00. (NO EXCEPTIONS)
What is the refund policy? After a deposit or full payment is paid at the time of online registration, we are able to refund all but $35.00 of the payment if we are notified of the cancellation by telephone 14 days prior to the start date of the clinic you are attending. If we are not notified 14 days prior, a refund cannot be issued. Deposits and payments of students who are no longer able to attend, may be transferred to another student who will serve as a replacement. Transfers can be made at the start of the clinic at the clinic site, but refunds cannot be made at that time.
The clinic begins and ends when? Registration Residents & commuters may register between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on the first day of the clinic. The registration location will be posted on campus & our website at www.fjmclinics.com. Final Show
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Robert A. Black College Scholarship Winners FJM believes in the youth of today. Over the past 15 years we have given over $65,000 in scholarships to students who have attended our clinics. Students who are recognized with the Outstanding Achievement Award at one of our clinics and are entering their senior year of high school are presented with a scholarship application and become eligible to apply.
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James Wood High School, Winchester, VA
The FJM Scholarship Selection Committee will select four recipients of the $1,500 scholarship from the applications received.
Lee County High School, Sanford, NC
Charles City High School, Charles City, IA
Peters Township High School, McMurray, PA
Private Clinics We can bring our program directly to you! Our World Class clinic staff will come to your school when you host a private clinic. Private Clinics can be scheduled anywhere in the country. FJM instructors will design routines and choreography to your show music. We also take into consideration the talent level and skill requirements of your group. The Clinic Coordinator will work with you to customize a curriculum that is geared specifically to your organization. r r r r r
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You also can elect to learn our innovative clinic routines and combinations at your private clinic and invite other local schools to attend with you. If you are not located near our current clinic sites, bring us to you! Contact Clinic Coordinator, Lauren Tucker, or submit an online private clinic request form from our website to reserve your private clinic date and find out more about bringing our staff to you.
Arizona Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ July 19 – 22, 2009 Flag, DM, Student Leadership, Dance, Twirl
Arkansas Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR June 28 – July 1, 2009 Flag, Rifle, DM, Students Leadership, Twirl
Illinois Eureka College, Eureka, IL June 28 – July 1, 2009 Flag, DM, Student Leadership
Iowa Loras College, Dubuque, IA July 26 – 29, 2009 Flag, DM, Student Leadership
Massachusetts Clark University, Worcester, MA July 12 – 15, 2009 Flag, Rifle, DM, Student Leadership, Dance, Twirl
Michigan Northwood University, Midland, MI June 21 – 24, 2009 Flag, Rifle, DM, Student Leadership, Twirl Northwood University, Midland, MI July 5 – 8, 2009 Flag, DM, Student Leadership, Twirl
North Carolina Greensboro College, Greensboro, NC June 28 – July 1, 2009 Flag, Rifle, DM, Student Leadership
Denison University, Granville, OH July 5 – 8, 2009 Flag, Rifle, DM, Student Leadership, Twirl Walsh University, Canton, OH July 12 – 15, 2009 Flag, Rifle, DM, Student Leadership, Twirl Wright State University, Dayton, OH July 19 – 22, 2009 Flag, Rifle, DM, Student Leadership, Twirl
Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Greensburg, PA July 19 – 22, 2009 Flag, Rifle, DM, Student Leadership, Dance, Twirl Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA July 26 – 29, 2009 Flag, Rifle, DM, Student Leadership, Dance, Twirl
Texas Texas Wesleyan University, Ft. Worth, TX June 21 – 24, 2009 Flag, Rifle, DM, Student Leadership, Twirl St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX July 5 – 8, 2009 Flag, Rifle, DM, Student Leadership University of Houston, Houston, TX July 12 – 15, 2009 Flag, Rifle, DM, Student Leadership
Wisconsin University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, Whitewater, WI July 26 – 29, 2009 Flag, Rifle, DM, Student Leadership
Ohio Wright State University, Dayton, OH June 21 – 24, 2009 Flag, Rifle, DM, Student Leadership, Dance
If your section is not listed at your location, please contact our office to discuss options. 1.800.444.3524
Private Clinics can be scheduled anywhere in the country! Call for more information!