Impact Percussion is a percussion based educational and entertainment organization out of Hamilton, ON. We strive to build awareness and promote the percussive arts by allowing the youth a healthy, team atmosphere similar to that of organized sports. Impact was started up in 2010, by a group of local marching percussionists who have similar goals of giving back to an activity that strongly impacted their childhood. They all wanted to create entertainment style percussion ensembles, and create community based programs to get the youth involved at a young age. The other side of Impact’s offerings is Program Assistance. Whether you have new group starting up or an established group in need of assistance to take the next level, we have programs to assist these groups at any level. Our intent is to help ensure that many percussion based programs are thriving in the area to help create a major awareness of this great activity that positively impacted all of us
Impact Percussion performs in all types of entertainment venues around Southern Ontario, including involvement in many local charities. The founding members of Impact have performed live in front of thousands of people as well as some major nationally televised events such as the Much Music Video Awards with Down With Webster and The Gemini Awards performing along side show host Cory Monteith of Glee in 2010. In 2011 Impact appeared with Sony recording artist and fellow Canadian Classified in his video for “That Aint Classy”. Impact had the honour of appearing as part of the opening performance of the 2011 IIFA (International Indian Film Academy) Awards, the largest viewed Awards show on the planet. Impact took part in specials events hosted by GMC and Sears. Impact appears at most Tiger-Cats (CFL) home games, providing exciting game day entertainment.
Starting in 2012 Impact will be offering educational percussion based programs in the Greater Hamilton area. This is a way to help build and promote awareness of the percussion activity to youths in grades three to six inclusive. These programs will be run by our own educators who are all experienced and schooled in percussion performance. Our progress through the years has educated more than 300 Hamilton area youth.