Help The Strikers !


If you would like to donate to the Strikers in honor of Aaron Shepley, please click below.

If you prefer to send a check, please address it to:

Crystal Lake Strikers
54B Lou St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014


Each year, the Strikers award scholarships to deserving high school students who participate in our educational programs. We are proud to have provided over $50,000 in support to students in more than 10 years of the programs. To meet the most recent scholarship winners, please click here.


We currently offer five student programs but do not want to stop there. The Strikers would like to expand our offerings to more students, including additional opportunities for younger percussionists and color guard performers. We want to expand the Kingpins to more areas. To keep costs low for the students, the Strikers organization subsidizes each program.


After 12 years of growth, the Strikers now boast six ensembles, over 120 students and members, summer camps, and more than 30 performances each year. Along with that growth came need for a home to call our own. After a long process, we are happy to announce that 54 Lou Street, Crystal Lake will become the official "Striker Hall" for many years to come.  This new location also comes with a significant financial commitment. Your donation will help maintain the new facility for our current and future programs.


The Crystal Lake Strikers are proud to announce they have been recognized as a 501c3 tax exempt organization by the IRS in recognition of the good work that the Strikers do in the community.


This designation allows Strikers supporters to make a tax deductible contribution to the Strikers Drumline and its subsidiary lines to help cover the expenses associated with providing educational opportunities to young musicians in the region as well as the expenses associated with running the line all year long.


Our supporters should know that no board members or performers associated with the Strikers are paid for the services they provide.

To make a tax-deductible contribution to the Strikers, Click Here for an online donation, or make a check out to the Crystal Lake Strikers Drumline Inc and send it to:

Crystal Lake Strikers
54 Lou St., Suite B,
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

A letter acknowledging your gift, including an appropriate tax receipt, will be forwarded to the donor.  Alternatively you may speak to a line director or use the Contact Us form for more information.