Crystal Lake Thunder is an affiliate program of The Cavaliers presented by Crystal Lake Strikers of Crystal Lake, Ill. This new Independent Percussion ensemble will offer young male and female percussionists a competitive performance outlet in the Chicagoland area that builds on the shared resources, style, and excellence of The Cavaliers' award-winning programs and ensembles.
“Teaming with the Strikers to create Crystal Lake Thunder as an affiliate is an exciting step forward for our growing family of Cavalier programs, including The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps, Cavaliers Indoor Percussion, Chromium Winds, Classic Cavaliers, and GearWORKS,” said Chris Lugo, Executive Director of The Cavaliers' organization.
“Dramatically increasing the number of students we serve is a key priority for us, and I’m glad that we’ve found a great opportunity to partner and deliver a new competitive performance experience for local students with the launch of Thunder!”Performers can expect an inspiring and challenging day of drumming at their absolute best. We want all of the performers to walk away with a great experience and a wealth of knowledge to take forward!