Buena Park, CA United States
Founded: 1998

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The Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps is an Open Class competitive junior drum and bugle corps based in Buena Park, California.

Impulse formed in 1998 in Anaheim, California. The original intent was to field a corps that would offer an irreverent fun-filled performance reminiscent of Velvet Knights and Bridgemen. Thus the use the exclamation point as a logo and the yellow and black uniforms.

During its first season, Impulse stayed within California, but in its second season, the corps toured to the Pacific Northwest and as far east as Wyoming and Colorado.. In 2001, the corps traveled into Illinois, Michigan, across the Canada–US border to Ontario, and to its first DCI Division II World Championship prelims at Buffalo, New York, where it placed 9th of 12 corps. Over the next several seasons, Impulse was a regular visitor to the eastern half of the U.S. and to DCI, and Impilse was a Division II Finalist 2003-05. The corps relocated from Anaheim to Buena Park in 2004.

In 2006, the corps, fielding fewer than 60 members. moved to Division III and won the DCI Division III World Championship at Madison.

DCI held the 2007 championships in Impulse's home state, just down the road from Buena Park at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Sadly, not only did the corps fail to recover its former size, but its performance did not meet the previous years standard, and the defending Division III Champion fell to a 6th-place finish.

After finishing 18th of 23 corps in the newly formed Open Class at Bloomington, Indiana in 2008, Impulse remained in California and marched a short season of only two to three weeks from 2009 thru 2015.

Impulse returned to the DCI Championships in 2016 and '17, placing 14th and 15th in Open Class,

[Impulse Youth Arts Organization; Dave Strickler; Drum Corps International ]

Members (36)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Arenas, Rafael Euphonium 2001
Arenas, Rafael Contra 2002 to 2005
Arnold, Evan Sopranos 2000 to 2002
Baba, Joey Baritone 1999 to 2008
Carl, Julian mellophone 2001
Fernald, Amy Cymbals 2004 to 2005
Finnell, Brianna Drum Major 2007
Gonzalez, Juan Color Guard 2000
Groh, Charlie M&M-BOD-Toilet paper dispenser 1999 to 2005
Jones, Natalie Drumline (cymbals) 2004 to 2005
Julian, CJ Mellophone 2001
Julian, Carl mellophone 2001
Keys, Corkie Color Guard Instructor 2000 to 2001; 2004 to 2005
Mathis, Chris Contra 1999 to 2002
McDermott, Sean Visual Caption Head 2006
Meade, Dave Executive Director 1998 to 2004
Minor, Jesse Soprano 2001 to 2002
Moores, Patrick Baritone 2001 to 2003
Morales, Brian Pit 2003
Padilla, Israel Sopranos 1999
Pivoda, Emily Soprano 2005
Rivera, Andrew Drumline (bass) 1999
Robison, Timothy Soprano 2002 to 2008
Rountree, Christopher Baritone 2000 to 2002
Scipio, Ronald Baritone 2004 to 2005
Spraker, Kyle Soprano 2001 to 2002
Spraker, Kyle Trumpet (yes we're Bb now) 2004
Tanabe, Michelle Snare 2003 to 2004
Tucker, Star Colorguard 2002
Vella, Ethan Battery (Bass 3) 2017 to 2018
Welke, Chris Visual Staff 2017
Wilcox, Clifton Mellophone 2000 to 2001
castro, john Mellophone 2008 to 2009
de leon, javier Mellophone 2002
hendricks, corwin Tenors 2002
shao, sonya hornline 1999 to 2001

CORPS 4 items


Impulse from the Bill Ives Collection

Impulse,LongBeach,CA,BS1(BCA)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection

Impulse,LongBeach,CA,LP1-Exclamation(BIV-0.5x1.125)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection Contributed by Bill Ives

Impulse,LongBeach,CA,Patch1-YellowRect(RE-4.0x1.75)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection Contributed by Richard Elmquist