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With high knees, we march toward victory.


The Brooklyn Music & Leadership Institute (JSMLI INC) functions as change managers to facilitate improved academic performance through the performing arts.


To enhance student achievement, leadership and the talents of students through music.

The Brooklyn Music & Leadership Institute & JSMLI INC are a non-profit organization based in Brooklyn, NY. Our music programs have sent students to university/college with music scholarships through improved academic achievement, increased school attendance rates, and decreases in violence. We pride ourselves on providing a safe environment for students to learn a musical instrument, corporate values, and leadership in Brooklyn, NY. 

JSMLI's music programs allow thousands of students, new to music and performing arts to participate in national competitions, events, parades and community events throughout the year. Our programs include our national champion Medgar Evers East Coast Ocean of Soul Band, beginning band, intermediate band, concert band and percussion ensemble.

In addition to promoting academic success, JSMLI programs have received impressive awards in major marching band and music competitions, including the following: the Howard University first-place overall in 2008; the National High Stepping Championship first-place drum major, first-place execution, and first-place percussion in 2010; Asymetrix Regional Field Competition Grand Champion award in 2011.

However, nothing is better than the success stories of our alumnus from California, Mississippi, Texas and New York. 

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