Elisa Moraga, who played Impulse baritone in 2002 and was in Impulse's guard in 2003, writes:

"Being a girl in the horn line is definitely and interesting experience, and we all definitely bonded together. When Impulse went on national tour last summer, we started a quick visual "warm up" that was basically all hype, where four or five people would do some exercise in front of the rest of the line while everyone cheered them on. "You can imagine the pressure to excel, but it was definitely a great motivation and we all looked forward to our "fun block" before every show. This is a picture of the horn girls in the warmup before Impulse' prelims performance in 2002. All of us are in there except for a contra player named Yesenia -- the contras always went together. "Left to right is Norma (soprano), Mary (baritone), Stephanie (soprano), Elisa (baritone), Kassy (baritone). Thanks Elisa! E-mail your Forzato submissions to dave@dci.org along with where and when the photo was taken, and send some biographical information about yourself as well. We'll give you full credit. Also, let us know if you want your e-mail address included, to get feedback from other drum corps fans.