Gio Bastante

Operations and Administration


Gio Bastante lives in Pembroke Pines, FL and is currently working as Front Ensemble Coordinator for the Cypress Bay Sound of Thunder.  As a graduate of Flanagan High School, Gio participated as a percussionist for all musical ensembles ranging from marching to classical to jazz, earning high accolades with the Florida Bandmasters’ Association and Bands of America.  

Gio went on to become a member of the Boston Crusaders Front Ensemble in the summer of 2010. She returned to Drum Corps International as a member of the Administrative Team for the World Champion Santa Clara Vanguard in 2018. As a graduate of Florida State University, Gio is currently working toward becoming certified in Elementary Music Education.

Gio joined the education staff for STRYKE Percussion 2 in 2016 and 2017 as a front ensemble technician and helped bring the gold medal to SP2 in its inaugural season, and will be returning as Ensemble Director for the 2019 season. 

The SFCPA is a Knight Arts Challenge winning, non-profit organization dedicated to creating new and enhancing existing opportunities to study, perform, and enjoy music through percussion. Along with educational programs from classical to world percussion, we help make music accessible to our community through school presentations, workshops, and performances. We also meet a challenge of studying percussion: access to literature, instruments, and rehearsal space in our 2300 sq.ft. facility!

Free Friday Drum Jam returns soon | every Friday 7-9PM | all ages and abilities

Everyone is invited to try out the instruments, learn from one another, and just jam out! 

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