IYAO was born in the winter of 1998 made up of many dedicated alumni from local Southern California Drum & Bugle corps who wanted to provide this great activity to the community of teens and adults while continuing to bring a fun, audience friendly and highly competitive drum corps to the field. Much in the spirit and style of the Bridgemen during the late 70’s and early 80’s, with a modern Southern California twist.

IYAO was determined to aid in the proliferation of Drum & Bugle Corps and the pageantry arts youth activities in a region that contains several million young musicians and performers. Over the last couple of years, IYAO has accomplished: