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.