Hit. The. Drum.

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There is a one-of-a-kind satisfaction you get when you hit a drum.

I used to be a part of a world-class percussion organization: STRYKE. In Hollywood Hills High School, where STRYKE rehearses from Friday to Sunday for several hours, you are shaped into someone who can connect with an audience full of unfamiliar faces.

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It is an eerie, but satisfying feeling to hit a drum in unison with 17 others. At STRYKE, you inherit a family of dedicated, talented, and sweat-drenched individuals. Over the course of six months the goal of perfecting a show is in sight, but never fulfilled.

The only thing “perfect” about the process is seeing everyone grow tremendously as the rehearsals and shows go by.

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STRYKE is not just a percussion ensemble. It is something that helps mold you into a person that is willing to change for the betterment of not only yourself, but those around you. STRYKE taught me more than high school did about life and I will be forever grateful that I was a part of the group for two years.

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Hitting the drum with your best friends could never get old.

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