Summer Arts

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History of our summer program:

In 2005, the Reno High School Band created a unique show combining the elements of several emerging musical styles. Synthesizing influences of Rock, Brass Theatre, Cirque, Stomp and the Blue Man Group, EDGE! was born. In 2008, eNVision Performing Arts & Youth Art Works teamed up to give EDGE! a permanent home. eNVision continues to build on what was created since taking it over. Nevada's finest entertainers now have a permanent outlet to bring the community the cutting edge of this unique ensemble.



Originally started as a Theatre Production influenced by the Broadway Hits "BLAST" & "STOMP," eNVision combined traditional instruments with everyday objects to create a very unique show. This unique summer program will showcase the talents of musicians and dancers from all over Northern Nevada. Our distinguished staff will give these musicians and dancers the opportunity to learn life lessons such as discipline, perseverance and collaboration; Lessons that 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.


Sample Videos:

Summer 2012

Summer 2011

Summer 2010

THE 2014 SEASON WILL HAVE FINAL CASTING MAY 31ST FROM 9am-4PM. WE WILL BE MEETING IN THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA BAND ROOM (CHURCH FINE ARTS 14) and then rehearsing outside.

2014 Performance Schedule

  • Reno Rodeo Parade Performance
  • Mowhawk Valley Independence Day Parade (Graeagle, CA - transportation provided)
  • Yamaha Sounds of Summer Camp
  • eNVision Artown Event
  • Artown performance at Compression!

Download the tentative schedule here (updated 4/2014)

Other Information

The cost for the summer program will be $185 (after $50 member scholarship is earned by working 5 hours for the ensemble). This will cover the use of equipment, sticks, heads, flags/weapons, facilities and your participation in our Sounds of Summer Camp ($85 value). You will be responsible for purchasing some basic costume parts, shoes and transportation to and from most events is on your own (carpool with other members). You MUST be in good standing with not only our organization but also any other organization you have been a part of (no outstanding monies owed and have not been dismissed).


Items to be brought to the first rehearsal(click each title to download and print)

We will be finalizing the summer cast at the May 31st rehearsal. Anyone who doesn't have all required materials can not be offered a spot in the summer performance group. We will be casting for the following ensembles:

  • Competitive Marching Battery for "Drumline Battles"
  • Color Guard (15-25 spots)
  • Marching Battery (8 Cymbals, 6 Bass Drums, 8 Snare Drums & 4 Tenor Drums)
  • Front Ensemble (2 Marimbas, 2 Vibraphones, 1 Xylophone, 2 Synthesizers, Drum Set, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Bells/Crotoles/Aux.)

It is possible to be in either guard or percussion but not both. These ensembles will be rehearsing simultaneously. Our goal is to have as many people involved as possible and to not make cuts. If you show up ready to work hard and with a good attitude, we have a spot for you!

 

Color Guard Vocabulary & Exercises:

Please be familiar with the following:

Flag
Drop Spins
Speed Spins (double-time)
8's & 10's (front-to-backs/butterflies)
Carvings (cones)
Tosses (singles, 1 1/2's)
Rifle
Consecutive Spins
Flourishes
Back Hands
Tosses (minimum of triples)

 
     
Basic Dance Movement
Tondu'
Ple'a
Chaines
Jazz Run/Walk
Guard Exercise Instructions
(Click the title below to download)
Guard Exercises


 
     

Percussion Vocabulary:

Please be familiar with the following:

Battery
All four basic strokes (full, down, tap, up).
Music reading skills.
Be able to play to a metronome and move feet in time.

Upper battery and top 2 basses:
16th note and triplet rolls.
Paradiddles and combinations (paradiddlediddle, double-paradiddle)
Basic flams and combinations (flam-accents, isolated flams).



 
     
Front Ensemble
All four basic strokes (full, down, tap, up).
12 major scales.
Music reading skills.
Be able to play to a metronome in time.

Piano, guitar and drumset players should have something short (30-40 seconds) prepared to show off their skills.
   
     

 

Educational Staff

Artistic Director & Composer - Aaron Hines
Color Guard Artist & Choreographer - Kimberly Hines
Percussion Technician - William VelezClinicians include Shealley Gumiran, Blair Williams, Jonathan Lee and Chris Chang.