Meet the 2017 STRYKE Wynds Staff

Program Coordinator: Jason "Paco" Nunes

Paco currently resides in Florida, where he began his drum corps career with the Magic of Orlando (2003-2004).  After finishing his performing career with The Cadets (2005-2006), he went on to continue his teaching career while building a thriving show design and drill-writing company.  In the recent past, he has worked with the Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps (2010/2012), STRYKE Percussion/Wind ensembles(2008-2016), Nease Indoor Percussion (2014-2016), as well as numerous other high school and independent groups through the fall and winter seasons.  Jason is currently the percussion visual coordinator for the 2016 DCI World Champion Bluecoats. He is also an advocate and constant participant of the WGI, BOA, SFWGA, FFCC and FMBC circuits at home and through the country. 

Jason will return to his third year with STRYKE Wynds as the program coordinator and show designer.


Music Caption Head: Christina Colletti

Ms. Christina Colletti has been a music educator for over eight years and graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Florida.  This will be her third season with STRYKE Wynds.  This year, she is honored with the opportunity to be the STRYKE Wynds Music Caption Head.  Additionally, she is a music and visual consultant for the Park Vista High School Marching Band who have won state championships for the last two consecutive years at the Florida Marching Band Competition. Her full time position as a music educator is at Manatee Elementary where she teaches Kindergarten through fifth grade.  In the past two years her elementary chorus known as The Singing Manatees, won first place and received superior ratings at their latest competition, USA Music Festival in Universal Studios, Orlando. Her students have regularly been selected to participate in the All-State Elementary Honors Chorus and Spotlight on Young Musicians Honors Chorus for the last six consecutive years.  This past year, she was nominated by her colleagues to be the Spotlight on Young Musicians Elementary Honors chorus 24th annual conductor.  She prepared a choir of over 150 fourth and fifth grade students for their performance at the Kravis Center in May, 2016.  Additionally, she received a nomination for the prestigious Teacher of the Year award in 2013. To help less fortunate children, Ms. Colletti donates her time to teach an annual summer band camp in Saint Marc, Haiti. Here she is able to contribute by teaching master classes and is the Director of The Symphonic Band.

Ms. Colletti’s principal instrument is flute and piccolo, which she regularly plays with the South Florida Flute Orchestra and the Palm Beach State College Concert Band. She is a gifted musician who is proficient in other areas as well. She has performed in several musical activities and ensembles in which she was a vocalist or played on a wide array of instruments. These instruments include baritone/euphonium, baritone saxophone, alto saxophone, single tenor steel drum, bass steel drum, guitar, ukulele, piano, and hand drums to name a few. Her performing experience includes Jazz Band, Concert Band, Orchestra, Woman’s choral, Chorus, Steel Drum Ensemble, Flute Ensembles, chamber ensembles, The Magic drum and bugle corps, UF Gator Marching Band, and The Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches.

Aside from studying music education in the United States, she has accumulated life experiences from around the world. She’s performed in several states along the east coast and studied music history/flute performance in Salzburg, Austria. Further travels include London England, Venice Italy , Vienna Austria, Paris France, Prague Czech Republic, Munich Germany, Guayaquil and Quito Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Saint Marc Haiti, St. Thomas Virgin Islands, Nevis West Indies, and Bahamas. Whether it was teaching music, performing, or exploring these beautiful countries, people from all around the world have professionally and culturally influenced Ms. Colletti.


Visual Caption Head: Joshua Brenneis

Joshua Brenneis returns to STRYKE Wynds for 2017 as the Visual Caption Head.  He is a visual instructor, adjudicator and designer that works with numerous musical programs across the country.  These programs are associated with Florida Marching Band Coalition, Bands of America, Winter Guard International, and Drum Corps International.  He started in DCI as a performer with the Magic of Orlando Drum and Bugle Corps in 2004.  He later joined the ten time world champion Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps from 2006-2007 where he aged out in Pasadena California.

Josh has been teaching several south Florida marching bands since 2007 that have been successful in the FMBC and BOA circuits.  He is currently the Visual Caption Head of Park Vista High School and Jupiter High School where both programs won FMBC State Championships in 2014 and 2015. In 2013, Park Vista placed 6th in their first attempt at the Bands of America Super Regional in Atlanta Georgia.  Jupiter has made FMBC State Finals every year since 2008 when Josh first took over the visual program.

Josh has continuous involvement in DCI and WGI as an instructor.  In 2011 he joined Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps out of Jacksonville Florida in their second season of world class competition.  In the 2012 and 2013 winter seasons he taught visual at STRYKE Percussion Ensemble as they transitioned into the world class division for WGI. He was on the visual staff of the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps from San Antonio Texas in 2013 and 2014, where they returned to World Class Finals for the second time in 10 seasons.  

Currently, Josh will be returning for his 3rd season on visual staff with The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps for the 2017 season where he'll be running the technique program.


The Design Team

(Bio's and Pics coming soon...)

Nathan Skinner

Josh Wendt


The Education Team

(Bio's and Pics coming soon...)

Mike Simoes

Justin Samuels

Robbie Rivero

Nicolas Skinner

Justin Robards (Percussion/Electronics)

Matt Rusnak

Meet the Wynds Staff this Sunday (October 2nd) at the STRYKE17 Audition/Clinic!