Impulse

Buena Park, CA United States
Founded: 1998

Active Junior
Open Class
YearTheme/Songs
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 Island Extravaganza - Bali Hai (from South Pacific) * Hawaiian Wedding Song * Hawaiian War Chant * Gilligan's Island  
2002 Hey Lucy! We're Home - Pagliacci * Cuban Pete * Just Kidding * Theme from I Love Lucy  
2003 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 Cartoon - Cartoon * Powerhouse  
2005 The Impulsables - Glory Days (from The Incredibles) * Off to Work (from The Incredibles) * 1000 Mile Dash (from The Incredibles) * the Incredits (from The Incredibles)  
2006 Me, Myself and I - Selections from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  
2007 Shichi - Music from Final Fantasy  
2008 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 * 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 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)  
Impulse, formed in 1999, is a junior marching and maneuvering corps based in Buena Park, California.

Using the ! (exclamation point) as a logo and dressed in yellow and black, Impulse offers an irreverent fun-filled performance reminiscent of Velvet Knights and Bridgemen. The 2002 show featured an I Love Lucy lookalike yearning to be part of the corps. Impulse was tenth in Division II/III finals in 2003.

The corps relocated from Anaheim to Buena Park in 2004. The show, called 'Bright Ideas,' earned them a sixth-place finish in DCI Division II/III Finals.

Impulse is sponsored by the Impulse Youth Arts Organization, with strong support from Cerritos College, which offers credit for corps participation. In addition to Impulse, the Youth Arts Organization sponsors Rhythm Regiment, a drum and brass corps for ages 3-13; SoCal Dream Senior Drum & Bugle Corps; and Mystikal Percussion Theater.

[www.impulseyoutharts.org; Dave Strickler]

Members (34)

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
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

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