(Percussion & Color Guard)
Our indoor program uses all kinds of percussion instruments ranging from world drums to electronics and includes the color guard element which utilizes dance, flags and weapons. The group competes under the governing organization of Winter Guard International. These competitions are typically held in a large university gymnasium to enable the use of body movement, drill, elaborate costumes, props, backdrops, and floor coverings. All these elements are used by the ensembles to help set the "stage" and to convey their musical "story" to the audience (a "Theater" type of program). Winter Guard International holds local and regional competitions featuring performing groups from around the world striving to be named best in their class. These competitions are held beginning in January and continue through the WGI World Championships in April.
eNVision Indoor rehearses for 6 months and has over 20 performances a season. The group hosts the local competition circuit (NNIA) which gives youth from all over Northern Nevada the chance to perform in a fun and exciting atmosphere while receiving feedback from experienced professionals from around the country. eNVision also participates in many community events to "give back" to our fans and supporters in our own artistic way.
In addition to our community events, we also compete in some of the biggest events on the west coast. Not to mention, the biggest event in the nation; The Winter Guard International World Championships in Dayton, Ohio. This week long event has groups from all over the World in attendance. It is the Olympics of this activity!
Members have the opportunity to receive outstanding instruction from a distinguished staff, tour different parts of the country and meet people from around the world. Lessons, such as discipline, perseverance, and collaboration will assist these youth throughout their adolescence and into adulthood. They will learn more about themselves through performance while getting the opportunity to grow as people.
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Artistic Director, Composer and Battery/Visual Caption Manager - Aaron Hines
Composer & Front Ensemble Technician - Daniel Bryan
Front Ensemble Technician - Tiffany Castelan
Front Ensemble Manager - Kyle Zive
Color Guard Co-Caption Manager & Choreographer - Kimberly Hines
Snare Drum Technician - William Velez
Tenor Drum Technician - Steven Sperber
Bass Drum Technician - Marcus Robinson
Bass Drum Technician - Ethan Lane
Cymbal Technician - Marie Tully
Visual Technician - TBA
Sound Manager - TBA
Clinicians & Consultants - Jim Bailey, Michael Cabrera, Evett Cadenas, Chris Chang, Dave Glyde, Preston Howard, Jaime Holly, Dave Marvin, Emily Mavroudis, Dr. David Rickels, Bryan Smith, Jeremy Strawn, Michele Whalley, more coming soon...
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2013-2014 tentative schedule
"Moving up five positions from prelims, eNVision (NV) (4th: 89.125 - 2012 "Fans' Favorite") made the most of its opportunity for greatness." -Focus Magazine, PIA Finals Review
"eNVision (NV) (1st: 91.70) Here is a group I know appreciated the pleasant weather conditions following this regional. The Independent group from Reno, Nevada once again braved Donner Pass to participate in the Union City Regional. Exploring how technology has shaped communication, eNVision had several effective moments. Accentuated sixteenth note hi-hat underline interesting musical lines. Several four mallet marimba strokes are explored with great results by the well rehearsed front ensemble. Samples and visual concepts help illustrate the theme." -WGI.org, Union City Percussion Regional Review
"With Connected, eNVision (NV) (2011 "Fans' Favorite") gave a lesson on the evolution of telecommunications over the past centuries. Beginning with beeps of Morse code, the group explored the development of methods people have used to transmit information, from the invention of the telephone through the instantaneous speeds of the internet and cellphones. Whether plugged in or wireless, the group made a definite connection with the crowd in this informative and entertaining package." -WGI.org, PIA Finals Review
"'I wish I could stop.' Those words from a man feeling powerless over his situation began the program for eNVision Percussion Theatre (NV) with Addiction. Narration described the frustration of those who struggle to break free from the clutches of damaging habits. As the show progressed, the unit recognized the need to change, and in a bright closing section, found a new sense of purpose as they conquered their destructive impulses." -WGI.org, PIA Finals Review
"eNVsion Percussion Theatre (NV) (1st) It is great to see this organization providing a stable opportunity for young percussionists in Northern Nevada. With their 2010 show Addiction, eNVision continues their upward trajectory in both design and performance started just a few years ago. The negative aspects of addiction and a more positive concept of seeking help are portrayed by the members in this well balanced theme. Look for this group to make a strong showing again at WGI finals." -WGI.org, Union City Percussion Regional Review
"eNVision Percussion Theater (NV) (7th- 87.888) demonstrated subtle variation both visually and musically with Shades. The tarp featured several shades of bluish-grays, and the costume accents utilized several different varieties of orange and yellow. During a tender ballad portion of the show, the battery utilized tiny tuned bells, giving an unusual high-pitched sonority." -WGI.org, PIA Finals Review
"eNVsion Percussion Theatre (NV) (1st 76.600) eNVsion showed us why they came out on top with their show Shades. The highlight of this show was the different features from the snares, tenors, basses and front ensemble. This group really knows how to put on a show to get the crowd going!" -WGI.org, Union City Percussion Regional Review