Conn-Selmer Announces Partnership with STRYKE Performing Ensembles

Posted on August 22, 2016

Elkhart, IN- Conn-Selmer Inc. is proud to announce a new partnership with STRYKE Performing Ensembles. STRYKE will perform exclusively on Ultimate Marching instruments for the 2017 Winter Guard International season.

STRYKE Wynds, the gold medal winner in the Independent Open Class and winner of the coveted All Independent Class “Fan Favorite” at the 2016 WGI Winds World Championship, will be performing exclusively on King Ultimate brass instruments. STRYKE Percussion will be playing exclusively on Ludwig Ultimate and Musser Ultimate instruments in the prestigious Percussion Independent World Class of WGI, in which they earned the coveted “Fan Favorite” award in 2015.

“We’re delighted to bring STRYKE Performing Ensembles into Conn-Selmer’s family of artists and endorsers,” stated Ryan Galasso, Category Manager of Educational Percussion for Conn-Selmer. “STRYKE Percussion has a track record of excellence and STRYKE Wynds earned a gold medal in 2016, their second year of competition. We look forward to a fruitful and long lasting relationship with the STRYKE team.

To learn more about King Ultimate marching brass, Ludwig Ultimate marching percussion and Musser Ultimate instruments, visit and follow us on social media @connselmerinc and @LudwigMusser. 

About Conn-Selmer

Conn-Selmer, under a portfolio of brands, is the leading manufacturer and distributor of musical instruments for student, amateur, and professional use.  With a tradition of innovation, and superior musical performance, brands such as Vincent Bach, CG Conn, King, Holton, Selmer, Armstrong, Leblanc, Ludwig, Musser, Scherl & Roth, Glaesel, and William Lewis have earned a legacy of respect unparalleled by any other builders.  Conn-Selmer is also the North American distributor of Selmer Paris woodwinds, the US distributor of Yanagisawa saxophones, and the global distributor of the Jiggs pBone (the world's only plastic trombone).  With a focus on quality craftsmanship, Conn-Selmer operates US production facilities in Elkhart, IN, Cleveland, OH, Eastlake, OH, Lagrange, IL, and Monroe, NC.  Through its educational outreach team, led by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, Conn-Selmer is the industry leader in providing support and advocacy tools specifically tailored to music education.  For more information on the complete line of instruments, services, and support available from Conn-Selmer, visit