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THE FJM SUMMER CLINICS PROGRAM

Get Your Summer Started:


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.

History of FJM Summer Clinics

How it all began


Fred J. Miller graduated from the University of Dayton in 1955 with a degree in Music Education. He was an educator in the Dayton school system for one year before he enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed at the Pentagon in Washington, DC. After two years of service, he was allowed to return to Ohio where, in 1957, he accepted a job with Fairborn City Schools. There, he served as a general music teacher at Five Points Elementary and assisted with the high school marching band. The next year, he took over as the high school band director and began teaching instrumental music at East Elementary. He continued in this position for the next four years and was eventually named Supervisor of Music for the Fairborn school system. He held this position until making the decision to leave in 1968.


In addition to developing his musical interest, Fred taught baton twirling throughout high school. In the summer of 1958, Fred met Marlene Sedgeley at a twirling camp in Indiana, where both were teaching. This small event led to their marriage in May of 1959, in Marlene’s hometown of Auburn, Maine. The clinic program we all know and love was started that very same year, when the newlyweds opened a twirling camp in Livermore Falls, Maine. Then, in 1960 their first child, Mary Lynn, was born. Three years later, their twin sons Mark and Mike followed.


Soon, the Millers had developed one of the largest twirling studios in the country. The two of them trained more proud champions than any other studio in the country. To this day, no studio has rendered the success their passion and dedication to their students brought them. In 1952, they took on yet another project by founding the Miller Blackhawks Drum and Bugle Corps. The Blackhawks made a name for themselves in 1958 by winning the first NBTA Championship for corps. They went on to compete in the championships at USTA where they held the title of National Champions for 19 out of the 21 years they competed. In the late 1960’s, the Millers began to get more involved in the world of color guard, taking an active role in Winter Guard International. During this time, they started making flags and costumes for both their own groups and those interested in purchasing them. This was the beginning of the supply and manufacturing business as we know it today. Sadly, in August of 2012, Fred Miller passed away. The employees and friends of FJM work daily to make him proud and honor the legacy Fred has built.

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.

PROGRAMS

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


Director and Advisor attendance is not required with students. We welcome all directors and advisors to join us for our clinic week and experience the same environment and atmosphere as their students. FJM does not offer a full curriculum for directors at our clinic sites. Classes, discussions, and meetings will be available for directors seeking additional information and skills pertaining to their responsibilities. We are prepared to 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. If requested, 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, and to develop a plan of continuing the development from the FJM clinic week. 


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

Choreography to your music

Choreography written to your music, taught at our camp:


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. 


 CONTACT CLINIC COORDINATOR, LAUREN TUCKER

2020 theme to be announced

The FJM Summer Clinic Staff

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, Boston Crusaders, Madison Scouts, Crown Guard, Northeast Independent, Corona, Blessed Sacrament, Zydeco, Northern Lights, Pride of Cincinnati, Onyx, the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, the University of Connecticut, the University of Kentucky, Louisiana State University, the University of Nebraska, Purdue University, The Ohio State University, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Notre Dame, North Carolina State University, Bowling Green State University, and Miami University.


Each clinic is run by a clinic administrator with an extensive background in education, leadership, and pageantry instruction. With a combined 20 years of FJM clinic experience, our three administrators hold bachelors and masters degrees in education, music, and educational leadership. 


You simply will not find a more highly qualified and well trained instructional staff!

2020 Staff application form coming soon

Host a Private Clinic at your school

Our Staff Can Bring Our Program To You!


If our scheduled clinic dates don’t fit into your group’s summer schedule, or our locations are not near you, we would LOVE for you to host a clinic at YOUR SCHOOL! We can customize our schedule and curriculum to address your specific needs, or we can run our designed curriculum on your school campus. 


FJM instructors will design routines and choreography to your show music. We tailor our choreography and instruction to the talent level and skill requirements of your group, as well as the design needs of your show. The Clinic Coordinator will work with you to customize a curriculum that is geared specifically to your organization, featuring our team building, motivational, leadership, and technical programs. 


 We also encourage schools in the same school district or region to work together to host a clinic. Our staff will run a slightly abridged version of our regular clinic curriculum to accommodate the schedule and include students from different schools. We include technique classes, choreography or conducting to our musical selections, team building, motivational sessions, leadership classes, performances, and much more.


Host a 4-day clinic at your school 

Routines and choreography created to your show music 

Invite other schools in your area and learn our clinic routines 

Average cost for 4 days is $2000 for one instructor and up to 25 students 

2, 3, and 5 day clinics also available; contact our office for pricing 

All sections available: flag, rifle, sabre, dance, twirling, drum major, student leader, percussion, and general band instruction 

Additional services available upon request, contact our office for pricing 

(Costs for housing, travel, and food are not included and must be covered by the host school(s))


CONTACT CLINIC COORDINATOR, LAUREN TUCKER

2020 CAMP DATES AND LOCATIONS COMING SOON

  • Register Now  
  • Daily Start and End Times
  • This Week's Clinics
  • Registration Types and Fees
  • Cancellation Policy

REGISTRATION DETAILS FOR 2020 CLINICS COMING SOON


CLINIC PAYMENT DETAILS

Deposit:

Minimum of $100 deposit per participant is required to confirm registration and make the reservation with the university.The deposit can be personal/school/booster check (mailed to FJM Office), money order (mailed to FJM Office), or credit card over the phone (this partial payment must be called into the office and taken over the phone, online registration only accepts credit card payments in the full amount) 


Deposit is due in our office 2 weeks prior to the start of the clinic


Payment Types Accepted:

Check (from the school, booster organization, or a personal check) mailed to our FJM Office 

Money order mailed to our FJM office 

Purchase Order from the school, mail/email/fax copy to our FJM Office 

Credit card - Master Card, Visa, American Express, Discover 

Cash - accepted on-site at clinic check-in only, please do not mail cash


Final Payment:

Final payment for each student is due at the time of clinic check in on the first day of the clinic 

Final payment may also be mailed or called into our office prior to the start of the clinic 


(these payments must be received in our office the THURSDAY PRIOR to the clinic start date in order to be applied to our records prior to the clinic)


Online Credit Card Payments:

Credit card payment during online registration on our clinic website is only available for the FULL CLINIC AMOUNT - partial clinic payment and deposit payments cannot be made online with a credit card at the time of registration, please call our office for partial credit card payments.


Other Helpful Payment Reminders:

  • Checks and money orders should be payable to FJM Clinics 
  • Mail checks and money orders to FJM Clinics, 8765 Washington Church Rd, Miamisburg, OH 45342call our office at 1.800.444.3524 for partial or deposit payments with a credit card 
  • Please include student name(s) on all checks and money orders submitted to our office 
  • Checks for multiple students should include an attached note with how much of the check is to be applied to each student

DAILY START AND END TIMES

Clinic check in is from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm local time on the first day of each clinic. *please contact our office if you need to check in later. 


 The first day concludes at 9:45 pm. Days 2 and 3 begin at 8:00 am and conclude at 9:30 pm. The final day begins at 8:00 am and concludes with the Final Show. The show begins at 4:00 pm and runs approximately 45 minutes - 1 hour. 


 Final check out will take place at the dorm after the conclusion of the Final Show.

THIS WEEK'S CLINICS


Please visit our FAQ page for additional information regarding your clinic experience.  You will also find our General Information document, Health Form (required for all participants at check-in, must be signed by parent/guardian but notarization is no longer required) under our FORMS AND DOWNLOADS link.  Several of our locations also require an additional waiver issued by the university which can also be found with the General Info and Health Form documents if required (Wright State, Indiana Wesleyan, and UTSA currently). 


Final check-in information and reminders will be sent via email on Wednesday or Thursday prior to your clinic.  Specific check-in locations, reminders for forms, final show location and other details will be included in that correspondence.  Deposit payments must be received two weeks prior to the start of the clinic to guarantee participation.  Final payment can be submitted prior to the clinic or at the clinic check-in.


We hope that you will find this event both informative and enjoyable. Should you have any questions, please contact us at 1.800.444.3524 or at the email addresses below.

If you have not done so already, please submit your payment.  Checks can be made payable to FJM, Inc. and mailed to FJM, 8765 Washington Church Rd, Miamisburg, OH  45342.  Please include the participant name with the check and clinic site attending.


In previous years, we have emailed links to print tickets for check-in.  Those tickets will no longer be used and ticket links will not be sent for 2020.

Thank You!


FJM Summer Clinic Administration


Brenda Milano (June 1 - July 29) 

brenda.milano@fjminc.com 


Lauren Tucker 

lauren.tucker@fjminc.com 

1.800.444.3524 


Cancellation and 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. In the event that a clinic is canceled due to low enrollment, a full refund will be issued to those who have registered for that location and made a payment. We must have a minimum of 5 students registered for a section per clinic site in order to offer the program in its entirety. Participants will be notified by our office prior to the clinic if minimum enrollment is not met for a section or the clinic site.

REGISTRATION TYPES AND FEES

Resident Student

Resident students stay in the university dorms for 3 nights during the clinic. All meals from dinner on the first night through lunch on the final day are included. Cost ranges from $320 - $350, depending on location. 


Commuter Student

Commuter students attend the clinic between the hours of 8:00 am and 9:45 pm only. Commuters do NOT stay in the university dorm. No meals are included with the commuter registration. Commuter student fees are $230 at most locations. 


Resident Directors

Resident directors stay in the university dorms for 3 nights during the clinic. All meals from dinner on the first night through lunch on the final day are included. Directors are welcome and encouraged to attend any student classes they wish. We do not offer full curriculum and classes for directors. Meetings, discussions, and sessions will be made available based on the interest at each location. Resident Director fees are $230 at all locations.


Commuter Directors

Commuter directors attend the clinic between the hours of 8:00 am and 9:45 pm only. Commuters do NOT stay in the university dorm. No meals are included with the commuter registration. Commuter director fee is $150 at each university.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancelling After You Have Registered


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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I Register?

2020 Registration details coming soon!

How do I make a payment?

Deposit:Minimum of $100 deposit per participant is required to confirm registration and make the reservation with the university.The deposit can be personal/school/booster check (mailed to FJM Office), money order (mailed to FJM Office), or credit card over the phone (this partial payment must be called into the office and taken over the phone, online registration only accepts credit card payments in the full amount)Deposit is due in our office 2 weeks prior to the start of the clinicIf you have already registered online and are ready to submit a full credit card payment, you may follow the “make a payment” link at the bottom of your confirmation email. 


 Payment Types Accepted:Check (from the school, booster organization, or a personal check) mailed to our FJM OfficeMoney order mailed to our FJM officePurchase Order from the school, mail/email/fax copy to our FJM OfficeCredit card - Master Card, Visa, American Express, DiscoverCash - accepted on-site at clinic check-in only, please do not mail cashFinal Payment: 


 Final payment for each student is due at the time of clinic check in on the first day of the clinicFinal payment may also be mailed or called into our office prior to the start of the clinic (these payments must be received in our office the THURSDAY PRIOR to the clinic start date in order to be applied to our records prior to the clinic) 


Online Credit Card Payments:Credit card payment during online registration on our clinic website is only available for the FULL CLINIC AMOUNT - partial clinic payment and deposit payments cannot be made online with a credit card at the time of registration, please call our office for partial credit card payments. 


Other helpful payment reminders:Checks and money orders should be payable to FJM ClinicsMail checks and money orders to FJM Clinics, 8765 Washington Church Rd, Miamisburg, OH 45342call our office at 1.800.444.3524 for partial or deposit payments with a credit cardplease include student name(s) on all checks and money orders submitted to our officechecks for multiple students should include an attached note with how much of the check is to be applied to each student

How do I make changes to a registration I’ve already completed online?

2020 Registration Details coming soon!

Do I have to pay online when I register?

2020 Registration Details coming soon!

When is my payment due?

A $100 deposit must be received 2 weeks prior to your clinic in order for your clinic reservation to be confirmed. Full payment is due at clinic check in on the first day of your clinic.If you register prior to May 10 and receive the Early Registration Discounted price, we MUST ALSO HAVE YOUR DEPOSIT by May 10. If the deposit is not received by May 10, your clinic fee will be adjusted to the full amount, without the discount.Mail checks to our office at 8765 Washington Church Rd, Miamisburg, OH 45342.You may also call 1.800.444.3524 to make a credit card payment over the phone.

My school or booster organization is paying for all or part of my camp. How should I register and make that payment?

You may complete the online registration process and select CHECK as the method of payment. You will be able to complete the online registration process without making a credit card payment. Please mail the school or booster check to our office at 8765 Washington Church Rd, Miamisburg, OH 45342. Your registration will be “pending” until a payment is received by our office. A $100 deposit must be received 2 weeks prior to your clinic in order for your clinic reservation to be confirmed. Full payment is due at clinic check in on the first day of your clinic. Please make sure the participant name is included with the school/booster check. 


If your school is using a purchase order, a copy of that purchase order should be emailed to Brenda.milano@fjminc.com or Lauren.tucker@fjminc.com for payment processing.

I have already registered online without payment and am ready to make a credit card payment now. Should I start over and register again online?

2020 Registration details coming soon!

What information do I need to bring with me?

Please visit our FORMS AND DOWNLOADS to review the General Information for Clinic Participants. All clinic participants must also complete the HEALTH AND CONDUCT FORM and bring to clinic check-in on the first day of the clinic. Students attending Wright State #1, Wright State #2, Indiana Wesleyan, Northwood University, and UT San Antonio must also complete the respective liability release form and bring to clinic check-in. 


 ****Drum Majors and Student Leaders will receive scores and printed music sheets at the Clinic.


Maps and specific site information can be found by clicking the Registration link at the top of the page and selecting the REGISTER link to the right of the clinic site you will be attending. 


 Photographs and video for promotional and training purposes will be taken of clinic activities at each clinic site.

Will I receive information from FJM before I attend camp?

Yes! When you complete the online registration process, you should receive a confirmation email with a great deal of information regarding your attendance. Additional information can be found on our website under FORMS AND DOWNLOADS – GENERAL INFORMATION DOCUMENT and on our FAQ page. 


You also will receive several emails and reminders from our office. Final details for the clinic check-in location will be emailed Wednesday or Thursday prior to the start of your clinic. 


 Please be sure you have entered your email address correctly and that your check spam and junk folders for emails from us. Most of our emails are generated from our electronic system and do get caught in email filters.

What should I pack to bring with me to camp?

All participants must bring the completed Health Form and Conduct Agreement. That form can be found under our FORMS AND DOWNLOADS tab. Several university locations also require a signed liability waiver. Those forms can also be found under the FORMS AND DOWNLOADS tab.You can access our GENERAL INFORMATION DOCUMENT under our FORMS AND DOWNLOADS page for details regarding camp attendance. Here is a suggested list of items to bring with you during your overnight stay: 
-Clothing for each day (shorts, t-shirts, sweatshirt, sweatpants) 
-Water bottlePajamas/sleeping clothesEquipment (flag, rifle, baton, etc.)
-Jacket or sweatshirt in case of rainFan (not all dorms are air-conditioned!)
-Tennis shoes 
-Spending money (we will have a store with souvenir items available and some dorms have vending machines)
-Toiletries, Include Shower Shoes(Flip Flops)
-Snacks (some dorms have small refrigerators in the rooms, but not all)
-TowelsPhone/iPod (to use for an alarm clock, to take pictures, listen to camp music, etc.)
-Twin size sheets, Blanket,Pillow/pillowcase
-Phone charger
-Sunscreen & Sunglasses
-Drum Major students will have the opportunity to work with their school’s music and should bring a recording and score
-Pens/pencils

When does the clinic begin and end?

Our clinic begins with check-in on the first day of the clinic and the Showcase/Final Performance and check out on the final day. 


Clinic Check-In– Residents & commuters should arrive for clinic check-in at 11:30 am on the first day of the clinic. The registration location will be posted on campus & our website at www.fjminc.com/summer-clinics. It will also be emailed to participants the Wednesday or Thursday prior to the clinic. 


Final Performance– We will begin a closing Showcase 3:15 p.m. on the final day of the clinic. We invite family, friends, directors, and advisors to the Showcase. Visitors will see the students and staff demonstrate material learned and developed at the clinic. The Showcase will close with a performance of the clinic material. The Showcase should conclude at approximately 4:45. This is a new format for 2019. Please be prepared to observe students and staff outdoors for the first portion (camping chairs are encouraged!) and move indoors for the performance portion (at most locations, and weather permitting). 


Check out– Check out will take place at approximately 5:00 pm on Wednesday of the clinic. Check out will take place for all participants following the Showcase. Due to our new closing format, we are unable to begin to check out prior to this time. Please plan on check out taking place at the dorm (not the Showcase facility) at the conclusion of the Showcase. Participants will return keys and clear out their rooms at this time.

I need to arrive late to camp or leave camp before it is over. Am I able to do that?

Yes! If you have a schedule conflict and need to arrive late or leave early, please complete the following form and email to lauren.tucker@fjminc.com or Brenda.milano@fjminc.com (June 1 – July 29). 


See the Late Arrival or Early Departure Form in the 'forms and downloads' tab


Late arrivals should note the Clinic Administrator cell phone number (provided in the final email information Wednesday/Thursday prior to your clinic) and call that number as you are getting close to campus. The FJM staff will make arrangements to meet you to check in.

What is the daily schedule at camp like?

We stay busy! A detailed class schedule will be available for participants when they check in. Below is an overview of our day. 

Sunday: 

 11:30 Check in

1:30 – 4:30 classes (mostly outside)

4:30 – 6:30 dinner break

6:30 – 9:30 classes (mostly outside)


Monday:

8:00 - 12:00 classes (mostly outside), break, more classes

12:00 – 1:30 lunch break

1:30 – 4:30 classes (mostly outside)

4:30 – 6:30 dinner break

6:30 – 9:30 classes (mostly outside)


Tuesday:8:00 - 12:00 classes (mostly outside), break, more classes

12:00 – 1:30 lunch break

1:30 – 4:30 classes (mostly outside)

4:30 – 6:30 dinner break

6:30 – 9:30 classes (mostly outside)


Wednesday:8:00 – 11:30 classes (mostly outside)

11:30 – 1:00 lunch break

1:00 – 3:00 classes (mostly outside)

3:15 – 5:00 SHOWCASE (closing and final performance, parents/family/friends welcome to attend!)

Is the camp held outside or inside?

The majority of our classes are held outside, just the marching band and color guard activity! Please be prepared with sunscreen, water bottle, sunglasses, hat, and any other items you will need to be productive outdoors.


In the event of inclement weather, we will move our classes to inside locations.

What type of dorm rooms do we stay in?

The dorms at each location are different. Most sites have double rooms (2 people per room) with community bathrooms (a bathroom at the end of the hallway for everyone on that hallway to use). Occasionally the dorms we are assigned have a different set up (suite style with 2 rooms connected by a bathroom or a common living space). Not all dorms have air conditioning, so please be prepared with a fan. Some dorm rooms have small refrigerators, but that also cannot be guaranteed and is often not known ahead of time.

What do commuters do for meals?

The discounted commuter fee does not include lodging or meals. Commuters may bring a packed lunch or leave campus during the meal times to purchase lunch from a restaurant. Colleges and universities have different policies about bringing outside food into the cafeteria, however, other seating areas are often available. Commuters wishing to eat on campus in the cafeteria must purchase the meal plan when registering online for their clinic. If you have already registered but did not add the meal plan, you may call our office to purchase meals. Campus meals must be purchased prior to the start of the clinic and are not available to purchase on site.

Terms and conditions of participation with FJM Summer Clinics

Terms and conditions of participation with FJM Summer Clinics 


 Students are expected to be respectful to the university space and facilities, as well as to all other participants, staff, and campus personnel at the clinic. Students unable to follow the rules and regulations of the university and FJM Summer Clinics may be asked to leave the clinic. 


 Dorm rules and regulations: 

 Alcohol, drugs, tobacco, and e-cigarettes are not permitted. 

 Males may not be in female halls, and females may not be in male halls at any time.

 No visitors until the Showcase on the final day. 

Students will be on their floor/in their hall by 10:45and lights out by 11:00.

Staff members perform a nightly student check-in at 11:00. 

Please keep the noise level down at night and in the morning to be respectful of others.

Be on time to all classes and sessions.Keep bathrooms and showers clean.

Keep belongings in rooms.

FJM and the university are not responsible for lost articles.

Do not leave equipment or personal belongings outside or anywhere unattended.

Wear shoes at all times.

Be careful where you practice.

Respect the buildings and properties of the college.

Keep campus grounds clean.

Eat well at all meals and drink plenty of liquids.

Wear sunscreen.

If you have any minor medical needs, see a staff member in the staff office. We do have basic medical supplies for minor injuries.

Please keep track of your key. Lost keys and keys not returned do incur the lost key charge by the university. 


Key agreement: 

 Keys are issued to participants for a deposit of $10. The deposit is returned to the participant when the key is returned to FJM Clinic Staff at the scheduled check out time. Participants will be charged a replacement fee assessed by the university if the key is not returned during check out. The replacement charge is typically $35-$75. Key deposits CAN NOT be returned after students and staff leave campus following Wednesday check out. Keys must be returned to FJM Clinic Staff in order to receive the deposit. Please do not return keys to campus personnel without FJM Clinic staff present.

  • Clinic Participant Information Packet
  • Participant Health and Conduct Form
  • Liability Waiver and Release Form
  • Late Arrival or Early Departure Form

CLINIC PARTICIPANT INFORMATION PACKET

Helpful Information For Attending Our Clinics

PARTICIPANT HEALTH AND CONDUCT FORM

LIABILITY WAIVERS AND RELEASE FORMS

Late Arrival Early Departure Form

  • Lauren Tucker
  • Brenda Milano

LAUREN TUCKER

Clinic Coordinator

Lauren Tucker is the Clinic Coordinator for FJM, Inc. She is responsible for all aspects of the Summer Clinic program, including scheduling, hiring, curriculum development, and staff training. Lauren thoroughly enjoys planning and organizing the “off-season” clinic details, however nothing is as fun for her as the 2 months the staff is in town for training and teaching camps!

Lauren was a high school and middle school band director for 10 years in Kentucky, Arizona, North Carolina, and Florida. During that time, Lauren spent her summers as an instructor and clinic administrator for FJM. In 2007, Lauren joined FJM year-round to coordinate the clinic program. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from the University of Kentucky.

Her husband, Todd, is the band director at Alter High School. Lauren enjoys staying involved directly with students by assisting Todd with his marching band program in the fall and working with the wind ensemble program and local middle school band programs during the school year. Lauren and Todd also enjoy sharing their love for music and education with their young sons, Oliver and Dexter.


Contact Me!

937.434.1121 ext. 1209 

lauren.tucker@fjminc.com

BRENDA MILANO

Clinic Customer Care Specialist

June 1 - July 31   


I have been working my summers for FJM Clinics since 1996. I am a Miami University and Wright State University graduate. During the school year, I am a teacher for West Carrollton Schools (since 1989). I teach preschoolers with special needs. In my free time, I enjoy reading, boating, and spending time with my family. If you have any questions about registration, clinic payments or the clinic curriculum, please contact me.


937.434.1121 ext. 1106 

brenda.milano@fjminc.com

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