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 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-equipment?member=1556496
If anyone has any questions, please email Aaron Zeilinger at CorpsDirector@impulseyoutharts.org
Have you been part of Impulse's history? Well now you can be part of the future of your corps by registering for the Impulse Alumni Association. 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Impulse and we invite all former members to come out to the first alumni meeting on November 19th from 10:00am to Noon. Please visit the ALUMNI page to register and receive details.
Impulse has one of the greatest truck drivers around. He marched contra with the Kingsmen and just loves the activity. We are lucky to have him driving our equipment around the country.
After a great opening weekend for Impulse, the corps has been working hard on their show preparing for this weekend's California Mini Tour. New members have been added and the show is coming along great as we work towards Open Class Finals in Michigan City.
July 14-16, Impulse will head out on their California Mini Tour. We will be departing from the Fullerton train station at 10am on the 14th heading to Bakersfield College, the first of 3 shows days in a row. We have overnight accommodations in Taft Friday night.
On Saturday, we will have a morning rehearsal block before heading south to Orange Glenn High School in Escondido. After the show, the bus will return to the Fullerton train station. We will wrap up the weekend with our home show, the SoCal Classic.
For information about the SoCal Classic, or to purchase tickets, go to the So-Cal Classic page.
ABOUT TROOP 359 SAN MARINO
Troop 359 is a Boy Scout troop based in San Marino, California in the Rose Bowl District of the Greater Los Angeles Area Council. The troop is focused on boy-led leadership and providing a traditional Boy Scout experience that develops boys’ life skills and providing the opportunity for them to lead their peers in preparation for a successful adult life. For more information on BSA Troop 359, contact Scoutmaster Stephen Eriksen at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the troop website at http://www.bsa359.org/.
On July 17th, Impulse will be hosting the 2017 SoCal Classic-Open Class Championship in Bellflower CA. This show brings together open class corps to determine the west coast champion. The SoCal Classic is the only Southern California show to feature a full corps retreat.
Online ticketing will be open soon. See "IMPULSE SHOW TICKETS" in the menu above.
On June 17th, Pacific Crest Drum & bugle Corps will be hosting a sneak preview show of the SoCal drum corps. Each corps will present a teaser of their 2017 show. This is a great opportunity for you get a start on the 2017 season. You can support Impulse by purchasing your tickets online. You will save a couple dollars, and the proceeds go to Impulse. Buy your tickets HERE!