STRYKE is devoted to the growth and excellence of the youth in the community through music, dance and the performing arts. STRYKE is an advocate and driving force for the advancement of the visual arts through performance and competition at local, regional and national levels. We provide the opportunity for our community's youth, up to the age of 22, to further their knowledge and ability in a professional setting. As a result, we provide a high quality of education for its members focusing on the self-development of dedication, leadership, teamwork and sportsmanship and increasing their skill level and self-esteem.
All of STRYKE's ensembles are community funded and operate through dedicated volunteers and professional educators. All instruments, equipment and instruction are provided to performing members who pay a fair-share amount to participate. STRYKE holds four performing ensembles.
The Percussion Independent World Class Ensemble is usually comprised of an average of 45+ members from the ages of 15 to 22. STRYKE Percussion has earned a bronze (2008) and two silver medals (2010 & 2011) at the WGI Percussion World Championship during their tenure in the Independent Open Class. 2012 saw this group promoted to the Independent World Class. In 2015, 2017 and 2018, they were awarded the coveted 'Fan Favorite' Award in the Independent World Class Finals.
STRYKE Wynds participates in WGI's newest division, the Wind Division, which is comprised of Brass, Woodwinds and a Rhythm section. In their inaugural year (2015) STRYKE Wynds earned the silver medal in the Independent Open Class at the WGI Winds World Championships. In 2016, the group earned the gold medal in the Independent Open Class as well as the coveted All Independent Class 'Fan Favorite' Award at the WGI Winds World Championships. 2017 resulted in SWY being promoted to the Independent World Class and finished the season strong earning the silver medal, and in 2018 earning the bronze medal. 2019 resulted in SWY placing 2nd for the silver medal in the WIW Class and again, earning the All Independent Class ‘Fan Favorite’ Award.
STRYKE Winterguard is a color guard program that combines music, dance and props into a theatrical production performance. The Winterguard performs in the Independent Open Class. In 2017, SWG finished in IO Semi-Finals.
This is STRYKE's 2nd percussion ensemble that performs as a Percussion Independent A Class Ensemble. In their inaugural year (2016), they earned the gold medal as well as the coveted PIA Class 'Fan Favorite' Award at the WGI Percussion World Championships. In 2019 the group found itself back in the PIA Finals and again, earning the PIA Class 'Fan Favorite' Award.