ABOUT RHYTHMIC FORCE
WHO WE ARE
Rhythmic Force Percussion is a 501(c)(3) non-profit theatrical and innovative percussion ensemble based in Austin, Texas. Our mission is to teach students the value of teamwork, time-management, personal responsibility, hard work, and discipline. We maintain a strong focus on the growth and development of our students not only as performers, but also as the leaders of tomorrow by focusing on our three core tenets – Integrity, Education and Community.
Our competitive performance ensemble participates in the Winter Guard International (WGI) competitive circuit.
Our word is our bond. Having strong moral and ethical standards is a characteristic we look for in each and every member of our staff and ensemble. Keeping this virtue at the heart of our program is paramount to maintaining trust and confidence with all who engage with our organization.
The growth and development of our students has been at the core of Rhythmic Force Percussion from our inception. We believe our students should leave better than when they joined our ensemble – not only as performers but as individuals.
We believe in the importance of giving back to the community, and finding ways of making an impact in the lives of others. By instilling this core value into the hearts and minds of our members, we hope to make a ripple effect through not only our immediate community, but the lives of others across the globe.
16 YEARS OF PEOPLE + PERCUSSION
In the Spring of 2004, Rhythmic Force Percussion was founded with the goal of providing a unique educational experience to percussion students who could not afford the costs associated with participating in other ensembles in the central Texas area. Rhythmic Force brought students from around the Austin area together to expand their knowledge and abilities in percussion while having the opportunity to perform at multiple community events – including parades, business events, and marathons.
In the Summer of 2011, Rhythmic Force turned its focus towards creating a competitive program that would compete in the indoor winter drumline arena. Rhythmic Force made its debut in the Texas Color Guard Circuit (TCGC) in 2012 and was named the State Champion for Independent Marching Class A. In 2014, Rhythmic Force entered its first Winter Guard International (WGI) competition, and celebrated their first appearance at WGI Championships in 2015. Rhythmic Force is now a consistent WGI Independent Open Finalist, finishing in the top-10 at World Championships in the 2018 and 2019 seasons.