Martha

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  1. On January 21st a major blow was struck to a non-profit youth group when robbers stole roughly $25,000 worth of equipment. The robbers rented a storage unit at A-American self storage in Santa Fe Springs, California. On January 21st they entered their unit and closed the door concealing their work. Using hammers, they broke through the walls of their rented unit to raid 6 adjoining units in order to steal the contents. Upon entering Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps storage unit, they found 2 thump subwoofers, 2 Mackie SP1530s, 1 Yamaha 32 channel mixer, 3 Adams timpani, a djembe, a Remo bass drum and a haul of miscellaneous percussion hardware. They returned later in the evening, cutting the lock on Impulse’s storage unit in order to load the large equipment into their vehicles and fled the scene. Police are currently investigating the robbery. Since 1999 Impulse Drum and Bugle corps has provided a safe, fun, youth centered summer marching experience to students ranging from ages 14 to 21. They are a 501c3 non-profit and most of their staff and support are volunteers. They have traveled the nation competing in Drum Corps International, obtaining many awards and a national championship in 2006. Impulse has served thousands of talented young musicians in its 20 years of existence. Impulse Drum & Bugle Corps is a relatively small musical group every piece of equipment plays an important role. Aaron Zeilinger is an Alumni of the organization and currently serves as the Director. He has this to say about the incident, “The current Impulse family will be hit hard by this loss. The equipment that was stolen we were working on selling to support our members and repair some needed items in the corps. As with all trials, I know the Impulse family will come together and we will make sure our 2019 members will still have an educational, exciting and zany experience this summer.” Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps will do the best it can to raise the funds for the missing equipment but they need a little assistance. They have currently set up a GoFundMe for any donations that could help them rebuild from this incident. https://www.gofundme.com/help-impulse-replace-stolen-equipm… If anyone has an questions please email Aaron Zeilinger at CorpsDirector@impulseyoutharts.org
  2. Impulse Drum & Bugle Corps is proud to announce our Impulse Experience and Audition Weekend Saturday December 8th and Sunday December 9th, 2018 at Westminster High School. This is a great opportunity to experience the thrill and excitement of being a part of a DCI drum corps. We will have our staff on hand and lunch is provided on both days. Westminster High School 14325 Goldenwest Street Westminster High School Westminster, CA 92683 Time: 9am-6pm Cost: $75.00 For more information www.impulseyoutharts.org
  3. Our home show (Impulse) is well attended every year. It is a lot of work to host a show and you really need a good volunteer base however all of the volunteers had a great time. Hopefully this will all work out.
  4. When I told my husband that SCVC and BDB were not leaving California he suggested DCI should try to host more Open Class Shows in California. There are a lot of areas that do not have any drum corps shows at all such as Ventura County/San Fernando Valley, the San Luis Obispo area and other parts of the state. I guess DCI could have to see if this is feasible however the activity would get more exposure and the open class members would get more opportunities to perform. Maybe this is just wishing thinking on his part.
  5. Impulse Drum & Bugle Corps is already getting ready for our upcoming 21st season by having information booths at a number of the local marching band competitions. If you are at any of these shows please come by our booth to find out how to become a part of the exciting drum corps activity. October 6, 2018 Saturday Warren High School Warren Field Tournament @ Warren HS Stadium Downey, CA(SCSBOA) October 13, 2018 Saturday Gahr High School Gahr Invitational Field Tournament @ Gahr HS Stadium Cerritos, CA(CSBC) October 27, 2018 Saturday Edison High School Orange County Invitational @ location TBD (CSBC) November 3, 2018 Saturday Los Altos High School Los Altos Field Tournament @ Los Altos HS Stadium Hacienda Heights,CA(SCSBOA) November 10, 2018 Saturday Savanna High School Anaheim, CA Savanna Field Tournament @ Glover Stadium Anaheim, CA(SCSBOA)
  6. Impulse Drum & Bugle Corps had a great start to the upcoming 2018 season at our open house with 124 participants. We had a large turnout of brass and guard along with a full drum line. In addition there were 34 parents. Today was a first step towards a very successful 20th anniversary season. Its not too late. Our January 2018 schedule is Sundays January 14, 21, 28, 2018 at Bell Gardens High School in Bell Gardens, CA. Check in begins at 9:30am. Come on by to have a great drum corps experience. For more information check our website www.impulseyoutharts.org.
  7. Impulse Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to announce the appointment of two new directors to lead us into our 20th anniversary 2018 season. Mr. Raymond A. Santos, Corps Director Ray has a long history of association with Impulse serving in various capacities including director, visual caption head, among others. Ray has always been a willing volunteer and will serve the organization well as the new director. Mr. Aaron Zelinger, Assistant Corps Director Aaron is a former alumni of Impulse and has volunteered in various capacities for the organization as needed. Aaron is currently Director of Instrumental Music at Orange Lutheran High School. Both Ray and Aaron have the vision to lead our corps into the future. Mr. Mike Lopez will continue to serve the corps as Executive Director and President of the Board of Directors.
  8. After a very successful open house, Impulse Drum & Bugle Corps is looking forward to a great 2017 season. To get started, Impulse will be holding workshops on December 11th and January 14th and 15th. Preliminary auditions will be held during the workshop on January 15th, followed by a full weekend of auditions on January 21st and 22nd. For all participants and prospective members, there is a corps registration fee of $85 required. The registration fee also allows you to participate in any one, or all, of these dates. Registration starts at 9:30 each day with workshops and auditions from 10:00am-4:00pm Locations: December 11th - Bell Gardens High School, 6119 Agra St, Bell Gardens, CA 90201 (enter campus off Jaboneria Rd) *Lunch will be offered for $5 per day or $20 for all five days if you pre-pay
  9. Pictures from Impulse Drum & Bugle Corps open house https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10155269115147137&id=94848182136
  10. Impulse Drum & Bugle Corps is getting ready for our upcoming 19th season. We will have an information booth at the following marching band competitions. If you are at any of these competitions please come by and talk to the volunteers. October 1, 2016 Saturday Warren High School Warren Field Tournament Warren HS Stadium Downey, CA(SCSBOA) October 25, 2016 Tuesday Mayfair High School Mayfair Classic Field Tournament Bellflower HS Stadium Bellflower, CA(CSBC) October 29, 2016 Saturday Loara High School Loara Invitational Field Tournament Glover Stadium Anaheim, CA(SCSBOA) November 5, 2016 Saturday Los Altos High School Los Altos Field Tournament Los Altos HS Stadium Hacienda Heights,CA(SCSBOA) November 12, 2016 Saturday Savanna High School Anaheim, CA Savanna Field Tournament Glover Stadium Anaheim, CA(SCSBOA) November 19, 2016 Saturday Warren High School Downey, CA SCSBOA 1A/4A Championships Warren HS Stadium Downey, CA(SCSBOA)
  11. OPEN HOUSE DATE ANNOUNCED Impulse Drum & Bugle Corps will be holding its annual Open House on Sunday November 6th, 2016 from 12:00PM to 4:00PM. Check in is 11:30AM. All those interested in marching with Impulse in 2017 this is a great time to meet with the staff and management of the organization and learn what it takes to become a member. The Open House will take place at Bellflower High School located at 15301 McNab Ave, Bellflower, CA 90706. Information about workshops, auditions and the upcoming 2017 tour will be discussed. Bring your friends and begin planning for a summer to remember. 2016 saw Impulse returning to the national stage, and the fans all over the Midwest gave them a great reception. Performances were from California, to Wisconsin, to Pennsylvania, and ending at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Impulse entertained the greatest fans in all of drum corps, and next summer is already shaping up to be even better. The administration already in the planning stages for the 2017 season, and you need to come out and be part of Impulse. Our open house will be coming in November, so watch here for an announcement for the exact date, time, and location. Open house is your first step to a great summer. For more information: http://www.impulseyoutharts.org/
  12. Impulse Drum & Bugle Corps will do a national tour through the upper mid-west and Great Lakes area including competing in the Open Class Championships in Michigan City. If you are still looking for a place to march this summer, Impulse does have a few positions available in the brass, guard, and front ensemble. Come to our next rehearsal on Saturday May 21th and Sunday May 22nd from 9 am to 6pm at Marina High School in Huntington Beach. Send an email to impulse.mngmnt@gmail.com to let us know you are coming. For more information please visit http://www.impulseyoutharts.org/
  13. As Impulse prepares for our 18th competitive season this summer of 2016 we are looking to fill a few open spots. Front ensemble, guard, and brass spots are still available. If you are seeking a place to march this summer come check us out at our next rehearsal Sunday, May 15th. It's not too late to be a part Impulse and experience a summer you'll never forget! Bring your friends and begin planning for a summer to remember! Next rehearsal at Bell Gardens High school Sunday May 15, 2016 from 10am to 6pm. For more information www.impulseyoutharts.org
  14. Impulse Drum & Bugle Corps is proud to annouce the following additions to the 2016 staff. Staff Coordinator - Robert Briggs Brass - Jennifer Serda Visual - Taffy Hui, Amy James Percussion - Salar taghizadeh Front Ensemble - Eddie Ortega, Sage Molden
  15. OPEN HOUSE DATE ANNOUCED Impulse Drum & Bugle Corps will be holding its annual Open House on Sunday November 8th, 2015 for all those interested in marching with Impulse in 2016. This is a great time to meet with the staff and management of the organization and learn what it takes to become a member. The Open House will take place at Marina High School in Huntington Beach, CA on Sunday November 8th from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Information about workshops, auditions and the upcoming 2016 tour will be discussed. Bring your friends and begin planning for a summer to remember. For more information: http://www.impulseyoutharts.org
  16. Impulse Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to annouce the return of almost our entire staff from the 2015 season. Management: Corps Director - Mike Lopez Assistant Corp Director - Ray Santos Corps Manager - Luis Garcia Design Team: Brass Arranger - Craig Jordan Percussion Arranger - Fernando Diaz Instructional Staff: Brass: Joshua Williams - Brass Caption Head Aldo Granda Luis Garcia Percussion: Fernando Diaz - Percussion Caption Head Manny Castaneda - Front Ensemble Danni Calderon Esteban De Leon Jose Nava Visual: Ray Santos - Visual Caption Head Ruben Lopez Color Guard: Randy Badillo - Caption Head We will post additional staff once their paperwork is completed.
  17. Impulse Drum & Bugle Corps is getting ready for our upcoming 18th season. We will have an information booth at the following marching band competitions. If you are at any of these competitions please come by and talk to the volunteers. October 3, 2015 Saturday Warren High School Downey, CA Warren Field Tournament Warren HS Stadium Downey, CA(SCSBOA) October 17, 2015 Saturday Chaffey High School Ontario, CA Chaffey Field Tournament Chaffey HS Stadium Ontario, CA(SCSBOA) October 31, 2015 Saturday Loara High School Anaheim, CA Loara Invitational Field Tournament Glover Stadium Anaheim, CA(SCSBOA) November 14, 2015 Saturday Savanna High School Anaheim, CA Savanna Field Tournament Glover Stadium Anaheim, CA(SCSBOA)
  18. My husband's cousin was a member of the Commodore Perry Scouts during the early 60's. His family used to refer to them as the Koyasan because they were a Boy Scout troop affiliated with the Koyasan Buddhist Temple. My favorite non top 12 corps is of course Impulse especially 2006. Charlie Groh was the executive director and took a corps with only 22 horns and 56 total members and won the Division III title that year.
  19. Impulse Drum & Bugle Corps is proud to add Manny Castañeda to our percussion staff to assist in the front ensemble.
  20. Impulse Drum & Bugle Corps is proud to add some additional staff to our organization. Craig Jordan will be our Brass Arranger Esteban Deleon will be our cymbal tech Also Luis Garcia will also serve as staff coordinator Joshua Williams will be our brass caption head and yes our percussion caption head is the Robert Carson from SCV.
  21. Impulse Drum & Bugle Corps would like to welcome the following newest percussion staff members. Fernando Diaz Kyle Miller
  22. Impulse Drum & Bugle Corps is proud to annouce additional new staff additions. Colorguard-Randy Badillo Front Ensemble-Jonathan Marin Stay tuned for more exciting staff annoucements.
  23. Impulse Drum & Bugle Corps is proud to annouce the following new staff additions. Brass-Joshua Williams, Luis Garcia, Aldo Granda Visual-Ruben Lopez Percussion-Robert Carson There will be additional staff announcements made once all of their paperwork is completed.
  24. Impulse Youth Arts Organization announces the first Winter Workshop will take place Sunday January 11, 2015 from 10am to 4pm at Marina High School in Huntington Beach, CA. By attending the Impulse workshops, you will not only audition for the our upcoming 17th season, you will also have the opportunity to experience and learn the skills necessary to perform at the higher levels required to participate in the drum & bugle corps activity. If you are involved with band, color guard or percussion we want everyone to attend and experience what it could be like to be part of this fun activity. Attend the workshops and learn how you can be a part of the fun in 2015. There is a $50 workshop fee which will cover all of the workshops and auditions. For more information visit www.impulseyoutharts.org
  25. Impulse Youth Arts Organization announces that it will hold their second open house on Sunday December 14th 2014 from 10am to 3 pm at Marina High School in Huntington Beach, CA. All are welcome to stop by and learn about the upcoming 2015 drum corps season. Members of the corps management and staff will be on hand to answer any questions regarding membership, becoming a volunteer and plans for the 2015 tour. Impulse is known for entertaining audiences with appealing performances that engage the senses and what continues to make them a fan favorite. Attend the open house and learn how you can be a part of the fun with our 17th season. Address: Marina High School 15871 Springdale St Huntington Beach, CA 92649