Ike Jackson came on board the STRYKE design team in 2015 and helped bring STRYKE Percussion (SPW) to our highest placement in the PIW Class (8th) and the coveted WGI PIW Fan Favorite Award with "Empire State". In 2016, he worked with our new percussion ensemble STRYKE Percussion 2 (SP2) and designed the WGI PIA Championship show with "Red". This season he will be returning to design both the SPW and SP2 productions. Ike and the entire design team are very excited to bring you two great productions this 2017 WGI season.
Ike Jackson has been working with Ayala High School since 1991. In his twenty-four years as a percussion instructor, he has worked with more than 50 different percussion programs at the high school, college, and drum corps levels. A prolific percussion arranger, judge and drill designer, Ike has worked with various percussion ensembles all across the US.
His competitive marching career started as a teenager as a member of the Sound Machine Youth Organization. He then performed as tenor player for the Riverside Community College Marching Tigers from 1992 to 1994. Finally, he finished his marching career as a member of the 1994 Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps, going on to win the title of World Champion.
Ike is currently Vice President of the Southern California Percussion Alliance and a founding member of SCPA. He is also a member of the Winter Guard International Percussion Advisory Board and has worked on the Steering Committee as well.
Ike has helped his percussion ensembles win 12 WGI World Championship medals, 22 WGI World Championship Finalist placements, 47 Regional Finalist placements, 14 Regional Championship titles, and a Bands of America Grand National Finalist appearance in 2004 and 2014. He was the Corps Director of the 2006 Division III World Champion Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps and was the Percussion Caption Head at The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps from 2013 - 2016. Locally, his ensembles have won 10 SCPA Championship medals and over 60 first place awards.