NNIA I&E Festival


Individual & Ensemble Festival & Evaluation Show

*If you or your group would like to enter the festival (see rules below), please download the forms below, complete it and send it to eNVision. No entries will be accepted after the week before the event.

I & E Entry Form


I & E RULES

1. Competitors can not be over the age of 22.
2. Judges will decide winner of scholarship (to be announced at championships).
3. No use of prerecorded music is allowed for percussion.
4. Performance time must be under 5 minutes.
5. All instruments used must fit under the definition of percussion or be legally utilized in Winter Percussion Competition (Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Synthesizer ok).
6. All Color Guard participants must adhere to the NNIA rules for equipment and the color guard activity.


Captions

*Solo's*

Solo captions include solo guard/dance, solo snare, solo tenor, solo mallet (marimba, xylophone, vibraphone, bells), solo drum set and "Mixed" Percussion solo.

The "Mixed" Percussion solo is inclusive of anything not specified in a caption above. For example, a dual Hi-hat Solo or something along those lines. This is open for creativity.


*Duets*

This caption will include anything you want to put together. Drum and bass, Dual Drum Sets, Drum set and a mallet instrument, etc. This is open for creativity.


*Ensembles*

Ensemble captions include Color Guard, Bass Drum Ensemble, Concert Percussion Ensemble (Drum Set is ok), Battery Ensemble and "Mixed" Percussion Ensemble.

Concert Percussion Ensembles are defined as: any ensemble with melodic content from Mallet Instruments (Marimba, Vibraphone, Xylophone, etc) that include more than 2 performers. This ensemble may utilize instruments out of their element for effect purposes only. For example, a "Concert" Percussion Ensemble should not have a full battery but may use a battery instrument for effect (Field Drum or something along those lines). Use of Drum Set is allowed.

Mixed Percussion Ensembles are defined as: any ensemble combining Percussion instruments from different family's that include more than 2 performers. For example, Drum Set & Snare Drums, Hi-hats & Tenor Drum, etc. This is open to whatever crazy creative thought comes to mind. This ensemble may NOT utilize any melodic content from Mallet Instruments (Marimba, Vibraphone, Xylophone, etc).

Bass Drum Ensembles are defined as: any ensemble utilizing primarily Bass Drums for the entirety of the piece. This ensemble may utilize instruments out of their element for effect purposes only. For example, you may have one bas drum start out your piece while rainsticks and hi-hats are used to create a mood. At no time may the scoring of your piece not have Bass Drums.

Battery Ensembles are defined as: any ensemble utilizing primarily instruments from the Battery Percussion that is not a solo Snare or Tenor. This ensemble may utilize instruments out of their element for effect purposes only. For example, you may start off with your battery playing a simple grove while you have hi-hats and cymbals being played for impact and effect. This ensemble may NOT utilize any melodic content from Mallet Instruments (Marimba, Vibraphone, Xylophone, etc). At no time may the scoring of your piece not have a Battery Voice.

*Scores for music are not required.