2009 December/January Newsletter

Updates & Recent News

eNVision Members Record JDRF Charity Christmas Album:

 This holiday season, a Christmas charity album benefitting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation entitled Hope for the Holidays was released in November 2009 and played on over 2000 radio stations, and it was nationally and internationally distributed by major retailers.  It includes members of  eNVision Aaron Edgecomb, William Valez, Alen Woo, on snare; Kevin Wilfon, Chris Portugal, on tenors; Elizabeth Cruz, Cole Hamel, on bass drum; Aaron Hines, eNVision Director; Cody Forcier, Reno High Band Director, as well as many other local and national artists on the symphony orchestra track Closing of the Year. The Hope for the Holidays CD also contains holiday favorite singles by The Beach Boys, Weezer, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Collective Soul, Jon Anderson of YES, David Coverdale of Whitesnake, Fabrice Morvan of Milli Vanilli, Kate Cotter & Grace Hutchison, Kostia Efimov and many more.  The Closing of the Year is from the Robin Williams film Toys (1992) originally scored by Hans Zimmer, and it was arranged by Jeff DePaoli, including an all-star drum line arranged by Brian Boydstun. The all-star drum line used the Reno High Marching Band drums and was recorded on the Reno High School football field in the summer of 2009. They were later mixed with the JDRF orchestra, vocalists, guitars, the Type 1 Childrens Choir, and other recording artists such as Christian Love of the Beach Boys, and Fabrice Morvan.  Cody Forcier played sousaphone on Closing of the Year in the orchestra, and tuba on the heavy metal rendition of Mr. Grinch performed by Haggis Rising. This album was produced by Tom Gordon of Inspired Amateur Productions. The Closing of the Year was re-arranged and premiered by the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra at the Spirit of the Season concert in December 2009. You can purchase the Hope for the Holidays CD which is available at Discology in downtown Reno ($10), Wal Mart, Target, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, Borders, and online at www.holidayhope.net, Amazon, iTunes, CD Baby, J&R, HB Direct, Digstation, CD Universe, and it was distributed in Europe by Voiceprint.

Story written by Cody Forcier, Director of Bands at Reno High School

 eNVision performed as half-time entertainment for the UNR Men's Basketball game vs. Utah State game on ESPN2 this month. They lit up the floor with their new production of "Showtime" and received the best crowd response to date. Look for them at half-time on February and March 6th 2010!

Upcoming Events

The eNVision PIE Festival is coming up on February 5th, 2010 at 6pm in the Reno High School Theatre (doors open at 5:30). Visit the PIE Festival page on the eNVision website for more information on how you can enter your solo, ensemble or performance group into this festival. We will again have some great percussion prizes for the winners! Admission is $10 and we promise fun for the entire family!

Saturday March 6th
at 11am eNVision and Reno High School are hosting the Reno Winter Review. This will feature a competition of local Color Guards and Percussion Ensembles in Reno High School Gym.

Saturday March 13 eNVision will defend their championship at the WGI Regional in Hayward, CA at James Logan High School.

Saturday March 27th
at 4pm eNVision and Carson High School are hosting the Northern Nevada Winter Championships. This will be the crowning event for the areas
Color Guards and Percussion Ensembles.

100x100 Campaign!

THANK YOU to those of you who have already donated to our 100x100 campaign! We have already raised over $2,000 towards our much needed equipment but still need more sponsors! Please visit our 100x100 sponsor page for more information.

Thank you to everyone who helps make eNVision a success and from all of us, have a Happy and Healthy 2010!