Syreeta Shelley was born and raised in Norwalk, CT. She started her marching career with Norwalk High School Marching Band and Winterguard. The winterguard was Scholastic Open Finalists through all of her years in high school. Syreeta was then captain her senior year.
After graduating from high school she then continued her passion to march. She marched with the Hawthorne Caballeros for a summer. Syreeta loved winterguard and decided to audition for Blessed Sacrament which became her family and marched there for 4 years, 2001-2004 and was captain 2003 & 2004. Throughout her years at Blessed Sac she marched with the Cadets of Bergen County in 2001 and the Connecticut Hurricanes in 2002 & 2003.
Syreeta taught the Norwalk High School Marching Band and the Scholastic Open Finalists winterguard from 2000-2016. She taught the Fusion Core Colorguard in 2014 & 2015. She also taught Emanon World guard from 2017-2019. Syreeta is currently the Co-director of the Sacred Heart University Winterguard and this will be her 4th year with the university.