Impact Drum and Bugle Corps is part of a long and storied tradition of performing units in the Central Florida area.
This unit is a direct descendant of Heat Wave of Orlando Sr Drum and Bugle Corps. That group started in 1992 when two other area groups from opposite coasts of the state decided come together to form something new. That group achieved success in the then newly formed Drum Corps Associates Class A category. They brought home the championship in 1998 and 2003.
Many changes to Florida Drum Corps have come to pass since the days of Heat Wave. But the spirit of that organization lived on in the members of the Bahia Shriners Drum Corps. In 2012 they decided it was a perfect time to grow the activity right back here in Orlando. They opened their doors to the public and Impact was born.
Impact performed in their first public competition in 2012 at the DCA World Championships in Annapolis, MD. Since then this dynamic group has grown by leaps and bounds. Impact now operates all year long, performing on a regular basis at conventions, parades, HS band shows, and other places when the need arises.
In 2016, Impact took the leap and performed in DCI's Sound Sport class. They took Silver and best in show in Lakeland, FL during DCI's Return to Florida. The group then performed again in Daytona, FL. They ended their competitive season in Atlanta at the DCI Southeastern Regional Championship. Impact was well received at all of these events.
2017 has been the most successful season to date. The corps took part in three major competitions; Orlando, Atlanta and DCI Finals in Indianapolis. Impact received Gold ratings at all of their performances. They also received the coveted "Best in Show" award at DCI Orlando, and DCI Atlanta.
The membership of Impact ranges from as young as 14 to a glorious 74 years old. They come from all walks of life, creeds, and religions. Impact prides itself on bringing people together for fun and fellowship through music.
Impact is a member unit of Florida Marching Arts Inc.
Our mission is, first and foremost, to give back to the community by providing a positive
atmosphere in which our membership can receive an education in the performing arts and
develop life-enriching character traits such as discipline, teamwork, integrity, leadership,
dedication, and good citizenship.