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Crystal Lake Strikers Have A New Home!

Due to unprecedented growth, the Crystal Lake Strikers have found a permanent home in Crystal Lake!  More details to follow!

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The Crystal Lake Strikers Drumline have been entertaining audiences around Chicagoland for the past 11 years.  With their signature bowling shirts, the Strikers are one of the most sought after entertainers at parades, sporting and community events throughout Northwest Suburban Chicago.  Backing tracks that are a mix of classic 60's and 70's funk and rock with today's hits combined with original drum cadences keep crowds on their feet when they Strikers go by.

Kingpins win State Award

The Kingpins received the Illinois Park and Recreation Association’s Outstanding Program or Special Event Award in Division I at its Annual Meeting on Friday, January 24. This prestigious honor is bestowed on only one organization per division. 

The Kingpins Drumline, in its first year of existence, is a cooperative effort between the Strikers and the Northern Illinois Recreation Association (NISRA),

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Crystal Lake Strikers members perform with Kanye West

Recently, various members of the Crystal Lake Strikers performed with Kanye West's Church Service

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Crystal Lake Thunder Advances to WGI Finals

The Crystal Lake Thunder advanced to WGI Finals during the WGI competition in Dayton OH on April 12th, 2019

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Convergence Winterguard Takes Top Honors

For the 3rd consecutive year in a row, the Convergence Winterguard captures 1st place in Independent Regional A Class during the Midwest Color Guard Circuit competition

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The Strikers announce the 2019 Scholarship Winners

The Crystal Lake Strikers is pleased to announce the four recipients of the scholarships presented to members of the Strikers student ensembles.  These ensembles include over 90 students from area schools.