The Impulse Youth Arts Organization (IYAO) was established in the winter of 1998. The founders of IYAO were dedicated alumni from several local Southern California groups who wanted to bring fun and competitive productions that were designed with the audience in mind. IYAO is proud to contribute to the rapidly growing world of pageantry arts for the millions of young performers in the region, and has aided the establishment and growth of several competitive arts organizations in Southern California. 

The first IYAO organization, from which IYAO gets its name and iconic logo, was Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps founded in 1998. Since then IYAO has helped establish San Diego’s ALLIANCE Drum and Bugle Corps, founded Rhythm Regiment Junior Drum Corps, SoCal Dream, and PULSE Percussion. IYAO is currently home to Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps and Instinct Percussion. 

Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps is proud to be the Division III Champion from 2006 with their production, “Me, Myself, and I.”