The James Smooth Music & Leadership Institute
Home of the
MECPS East Coast Ocean of Soul and The Motion of the Ocean
Working hard is most essential
To develop our band to its potential
Thinking inferiour we set aside
By thinking superior we develop pride
They will see that pride as we pass them by
For each proud person has their head held high
We strive for perfection as much as we can
And believe and love for our marching band
And yes we are the almigty SMU
I thought you knew!
Written By. Willey Pyfrom, alumni of the FAMU Marching 100.
Solid Gold Mom's Enjoying ATL
Our 2010 National High Stepping Championship's Division 4A Competition Show.
The Soldiers are back, bigger and better than ever!
The James Smooth Music & Leadership Institute All Star Marching Band is one of only three predominantly African-American marching bands in the state of
The JSMLI All-Star Band nick named the SMU, has numerous awards and recommendations; however its musical performance was recently recognized at
The band wears traditional blue, white, and gold band uniforms. The uniforms incorporate the use of a gold and white reversible parade cape, personalized shoulder shells, spats, reversible blue to white gloves, a military inspired shako, and all weather white flowing plumes made of Mylar. Every part of the uniform is uniquely designed and put together to make the band performance very regal, and eye catching.