The Crystal Lake Strikers Drumline is a high-energy entertainment group playing cadences and drum charts along with backing tracks on a sound system. The backing tracks combine popular music from 70’s funk to country to today’s top hits.  Crowds come to their feet and dance along when the Strikers approach!


The Strikers have a roster of around 30 drummers including snares, tenors, basses and cymbals. The members rotate participation in performances. Membership is free for participants with the exception of payment for uniforms (approximately $100 for jersey and cap).


The group practices weekly at our facility at 54 Lou Street in Crystal Lake, IL. The season runs from late spring and to fall with an additional short session preparing for the Thanksgiving weekend parades. Performances are generally on weekends and may include parades, sporting events, festivals or drum corps shows around the region.

If you are ready to be a part of the Strikers, download the music below, pick up your sticks, and contact us for more information!

COVID UPDATE:  Please download the following waiver for all practices and performances moving forward.


2021 Season

The following contains links to download audio files and PDF's for each of the warmups and cadences for the Crystal Lake Strikers 2020 Season.



Triplet Rolls

Clave Circles

Striker Funk



Knight Time


2021 Season.

NEW - Crazy (played along to the Spyder parts)

Want You Back

Shake It For Me

Uptown Funk

Funky Music

Brick House

Let's Get it Started

Livin In America

I Wish (REVISED FOR 2021)

Best of My Love

Rock your Body

Rocking Around the Christmas Tree

Joy To The World