Buena Park, CA United States
Founded: 1998

Active Junior
Open Class
1999 Kool Vibes - The Contender * Good Vibrations * I Want You Back * I'll Be There  
2000 Music 101 - I've Got the Music in Me * Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring * Too Much Time on my Hands * Dragnet * Rockin' the Paradise  
2001 209 82.150 Island Extravaganza - Bali Hai (from South Pacific) * Hawaiian Wedding Song * Hawaiian War Chant * Gilligan's Island  
2002 212 81.050 Hey Lucy! We're Home - Pagliacci * Cuban Pete * Just Kidding * Theme from I Love Lucy  
2003 208 84.800 Pure Imagination - Musical Journey through Wonka Favorites - Pure Imagination (from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) * Candy Man (from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) * I've got a Golden Ticket (from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) * Cheer Up Charlie (from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)  
2004 206 89.050 Cartoon - Cartoon * Powerhouse  
2005 206 90.900 The Impulsables - Glory Days (from The Incredibles) * Off to Work (from The Incredibles) * 100 Mile Dash (from The Incredibles) * the Incredits (from The Incredibles)  
2006 301 84.975 Me, Myself and I - Selections from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  
2007 306 78.850 Shichi - Music from Final Fantasy  
2008 218 77.300 The Game - Three Worlds  
2009 A New American Classic - Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna Overture * Morning Mood from the Peer Gynt Suite * Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore * Dance of the Comedians from The Bartered Bride * Blue Danube Waltz * Poet and Peasant Overture  
2010 United - America the Beautiful * Beyond the Breaking Tides * Songs of Earth, Water, Fire and Sky * Amber Waves * Red Pony * Fanfare for the Common Man  
2011 Tribute - Third Symphony, Fourth Movement * Variations on a Korean Folk Song * Corral Nocturne (from Rodeo) * Hoedown (from Rodeo) * The Red Pony * Fanfare for the Common Man  
2012 Overture! - American Overture for Band * Cuban Overture * 1712 Overture  
2013 Crystal Celebration - An Outdoor Overture * Powerhouse * Dance of the Hours (from La Gioconda)  
2014 Dusk to Dawn - Symphony No 5 * Moonlight Sonata * Ode to Joy from Symphony No 9  
2015 Interpolation - Anna's Theme (from The Red Violin) * The Gypsies (from The Red Violin) * The Monastery (from The Red Violin) * Troika (from Lieutenant Kije Suite)  
2016 36 60.063 Music is______? - Beautiful Dreamer * Symphony 25 in G minor (K-183)- Allegro con brio * Firebird Suite * Great Gate of Kiev (from Pictures at an Exhibition)  
2017 39 57.550 In the Beginning - Also Sprach Zarathustra * Rite of Spring * Adagio from Spartacus * Ritual Fire Dance * Piano Concerto No. 2  
2018 Time After Time - Primacy of Number * Time After Time * Time Is Running Out  
2019 The Greatest Hero - Incredits 2 (from Incredibles 2) * Homecoming Suite (from Spiderman)  
2020 Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.  
2022 Anew - (Repertoire not available)  
2023 Maverick - Darkstar * You're Where You Belong * I Ain't Worried * The Man, The Legend * Hold My Hand  
2024 That New York Feeling - Empire State of Mind * New York, New York * Welcome to New York * In the Heights * Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

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