Take this year’s percussion uniform as an example. Each uniform you see in the X15 production When One Door Closes… is a completely unique creation. Every piece of piping and screen printed fabric is trimmed by hand, then also sewn by hand. Because each uniform is a unique pattern and each performer wears a different size, the individual work done by a real person in order to make this uniform complete is astounding.
With the development of digital screen printing, the uniforms of FJM have become all the more refined and customizable. In 2013 Rhythm X performed the show The Man in the Arena where the words of Roosevelt’s famous speech were printed along the coat-tails and jacket. This year you will find screen printing all over the Percussion uniform and along the pants and jacket of the Winds uniform, for their show Uncharted Territory. This digitally printed fabric must be cut by hand so that the pattern is in the correct orientation, then sewn together with the rest of the parts to create a completed costume.
Without the incredible support and unequivocal quality of FJM costumes, the performance ensembles of Rhythm X, Inc. would not be what they are today. The success of Percussion, and the sensational start of Winds at Rhythm X is due in part to the tremendous relationship that Rhythm X has shared with FJM over the years.