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Post by MystikalBrass » Sat Nov 30, 2002 11:50 am


volume 1 issue 4 December 2002

“For those who understand no explanation is needed, for those who don't, none will do”
- Jerry Lewis

Trivia Question: True or false?
The Ocean Spray Cadets from Maine were the first to carry upright two-valve bugles back in 1975.
(see bottom of page for answer)

Dec. 1 – Impulse performs in the Blockbuster Hollywood Spectacular. Rehearsal is from 10am to 1pm at Cerritos College

Dec. 8 - Impulse Winter Workshop 10am to 5pm at Cerritos College (see website for details) and NBC to broadcast the Blockbuster Hollywood Spectacular at 7pm

Dec. 15 - Impulse Winter Workshop 10am to 5pm at Cerritos College

Jan. 5 - Impulse Staff Meeting 8am. 2003 Corps Auditions from 9:30am to 5:30pm (see website for details)

Don't forget! Impulse is performing in the 2002 BLOCKBUSTER® Hollywood Spectacular on Sunday, December 1st. The parade follows a two-mile route along Hollywood Boulevard, Vine Street and Sunset Boulevard. Nearly one million expected onlookers will be cheering for floats, marching units, celebrities and Impulse! as they parade through the streets of Hollywood. The Parade will be broadcast nationally on Sunday, December 8 at 7pm on NBC.

BUENA PARK, CA — November 24, 2002 - The Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps opened their doors to over 150 prospective members this past Sunday for its Open House 2003. Three drum corps were represented, including the flagship Impulse Junior Drum and Bugle Corps. There was also a presentation about Mystikal, the new feeder corps being launched this year. The over-22 crowd heard about the latest from SoCal Dream, California's newest senior corps as they embark on their inaugural competitive season.

The day culminated with a mass choir of nearly 70 brass players, as well as a sizzling performance from So Cal Dream, featuring their 2003 opener Mambo Caliente. You can view that performance by clicking here. See related article below.

With an ambitious show production entitled: “Pure Imagination – A Musical Journey through Wonka”, and featuring music from the movie musical Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory, Impulse is sure to offer one of this summer's most interpretive and exciting programs in drum corps.

It might sound like some shameless plug, but Impulse has a new online site where you can get all new Impulse gear. Just in time for the holidays, our online store has great gift ideas for YOUR favorite Impulse member or fan. What makes our new site different is two things: exclusive Impulse gear that's not available anywhere else; and they offer a variety of payment options, including credit card or PayPal. By the way, you can also use PayPal to help sponsor your favorite Impulse member for 2003 tour. That's another terrific gift idea, just ask anyone who has ever marched! See our website for details.

IYAO's newest drum corps is finalizing musical ideas for its premier season. "Our concept is leaning towards traditional drum corps-style jazz, with a some "impulsive" musical surprises," says Charles Hargett, Mystikal's brass caption head. "Rob and I traded a list of songs back and forth and found that we liked lots of the same musical ideas." Next year's show promises to be rhythmic and challenging, yet accessible to both the performer and listener.

Mystikal is close to announcing its show for 2003. Confirmed musical plans include a high-velocity drum intro into Stan Kenton's Taboo, followed Quincy Jones' Big Band version of One Note Samba. There are still some surprises in store, so keep watching. Mystikal will be recruiting and accepting members throughout the spring. For more information, contact Director Rob Lowery.


DREAM ANNOUNCES SHOW - From the SoCal Dream website
SoCal Dream is proud to present their 2003 production featuring music from the motion picture The Mambo Kings!

Mambo Caliente (premiered at IYAO Open House)
Percussion Feature - Untitled
Beautiful Maria of My Soul
Mambo Caliente (Reprise)

Don't wait, JOIN NOW!! This season is going to be HOT!!!!!!

Dream December Schedule

December 1st - Rehearsal & Performance - Parade Participants Only:
Time: 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Location: Cerritos College - Band Room
11110 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650

Performance: Hollywood Christmas Parade
Departure Time: 2:30PM
Parade Start Time: 6:00PM
Return to Cerritos: 10:30:PM (approx.)

December 15th - Full Corps Rehearsal:
Time: 12:00PM - 5:30PM
Location: Pacifica High School
6851 Lampson Avenue
Garden Grove, CA 92845

Trivia Answer: False. Velvet Knights were first in 1976.

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© 2002 IYAO Impulse Youth Arts Organization
Pulse Editor - Charles Hargett
Contributing Writers – Staff and Board of Directors, IYAO
Executive Director IYAO - J. David Meade

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