Impulse turns 2020 around by reengaging alumni base

Story by Jeff Griffith – Drum Corps International 10/7/2020

Aaron Zeilinger sits down at his computer every weekend; he’s been doing so since May.

For an hour and a half, the director of Impulse is transported back in time. He’s not alone on the journey; Zeilinger and fellow corps staff and alumni take the trip together, along with an audience of live viewers on Facebook.

After the cancellation of the 2020 DCI Tour due to the coronavirus pandemic, this is how Impulse is filling the drum corps void. Through live “watch parties,” utilizing Zoom video conferencing technology and Facebook Live, the Southern California-based Open Class corps takes its stroll down memory lane each week to a different season across its 20-year history.

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