2011 May Newsletter

2011 Season News & Updates

eNVision Entertains the Local Community:

Santa ParadeIn November, eNVision debuted their new Yamaha battery drums and carriers at the Summits Light's Up Parade followed by three of the University of Nevada's Men's & Women's Basketball Games. In the following months, eNVision opened for the Reno Karate Tournament held at the Reno/Sparks Convention Center and Summit Awards Night at Harrah's Casino. The entertainment drumline is in high demand around town and is always accepting new gigs!

Click here for more information on booking eNVision! These entertainers are perfect for:Summit Awards

  • Corporate Events
  • Grand Openings
  • Conventions
  • Commercials
  • Parties
  • Parades
  • Promotions

eNVision Sponsors Northern Nevada Indoor Association:

NNIA ChampseNVision sponsored the most successful winter season to date. The "PIE" Festival (Percussion Individual & Ensemble) had over 20 participants battling for bragging rights. While the Winter Review and Northern Nevada Championships had 20 participating winter guard and percussion ensembles competiting for top honors. Thanks to the support of the University of Nevada, we awarded the Spanish Springs Color Guard (shown left) with the coveted "President's Cup" (highest scoring color guard regardless of class) presented by university representative Lara Martin (shown left). Thank you to Reno & Damonte Ranch High School for their support with show sites and booster snack bar sales! We would also like to give a big thank you to the University of Nevada Winter Guard and their coach Lara Martin for being on-site support for both shows!

Other Performance:

Union City TripIn March, eNVision traveled to Union City, CA where they came home once again as the PIA Regional Champions with a score of 91.7! WGI.org reported "...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."

Just before the trip to Dayton, eNVision traveled to perform at the Northern California Winter Championships. 93 groups were on hand to watch eNVision close out the long day of competition.

eNVision voted Fans Favorite in Dayton!

WGI Finals RetreatIn April eNVision became a 3-time WGI Finalist and was voted the A & Concert class "Fans Favorite" at the WGI World Championships! Director Aaron Hines states, "It was a great way to end the best season so far for this program. We had MANY things fall into place this year that will ensure the longevity of the program for future members. And to be voted the 'Fans Favorite' really showed everyone how connected we have all become as a line, community and eNV family. Thank you to everyone for your support of these talented members and dedicated staff!"

ageout_wil2011 ageout and Member of the Year William Velez (shown right) stated, "The future of this program looks to be  very promising. The members as well as staff have grown in leaps and bounds this year and the progression of the individuals was substantial. The growing membership and the sight of new performers from the surrounding schools helps achieve greater lengths year by year. With the continued support in future youth of the community, eNVision will without a doubt continue to turn heads nationally as well as around the world. I enjoyed my years in helping this group achieve more than what was expected. The members were quite fun to be around, and I'm hopeful for the new members to step up and push themselves and others to inspire growth and ultimately fight to keep the reputation alive for the Reno/Sparks area. The community is rapidly growing again with the indoor activity, and with the dedication and determination of everyone, it will in the end yield success and satisfaction"

Rook_GraceGreatest Growth Award Winner Grace Power (shown left) commented, "Coming into eNVision this year, I was in a unique situation. I had just moved here from North Carolina where I was in a different group called Craven. I had seen eNVision perform the previous season in Dayton, OH, so when I moved to Nevada, I knew I wanted to join the group. At my very first rehearsal with eNVision, I was beyond nervous. After a fewrehearsals  however, I felt more at home with eNVision than I did with any other group I had been in. The staff and the rest of the members are all amazing, friendly, and very helpful. Being in eNVision has helped me grow tremendously as a player and as a person."

Tenor_Cap_Jessica"The 2011 season has been an incredible experience. All of the members were really supportive of each other and gave it their all. The membership gets bigger every year and I can't wait to see new faces in the future. This season is the most fun I have ever had and something that I will  remember for the rest of my life" said Director's Award Winner & Tenor Captain Jessica Bera (shown right).

Once again, eNVision had some company at WGI Finals from the Foothill High School Percussion Ensemble. Both groups helped each other on and off the floor and really represented our state well by placing in the top 10 again!
Foothill & eNVision at retreat

Upcoming Events

Sunday June 5th eNVision kicks off the summer season with their Open House for Percussion & Color Guard. Click here for more information! Another summer filled with community parades and Artown performances awaits you. Come on out and have some fun!

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The Fundraising Front...

eNVision has been very blessed with it's past and present contributors! We have been able to purchase half of the necessary equipment to sustain the long-life of the organization. The fact of the matter is, percussion equipment is expensive! We are in need of 3 Marimbas, 3 Vibraphones and a Xylophone to maintain our program. The cost for these instruments is $30,000 but without them, we will not be able to sustain what we offer to Nevada's youth. We are also in need of an enclosed trailer for our in-town travels to the community events that we perform for. If you or anyone you know can help us, please contact us by clicking here.

A simple way to help us fundraise this summer is by recycling the following items with us:
Foothill & eNVision at retreat
The Environmental Protection Agency estimates Americans have stockpiled 735 million used electronic items in their homes, and that fewer than 20% of them will be recycled. Help eNVision lower the amount of stockpiled items by going green with your spring cleaning and raise much needed funds!

For more ways to help eNVision fundraise, please visist us at eNVisionArts.org


ageout_wilThank you to our sponsors! We received incredible support from Innovative Percussion Sticks & Mallets, Evans Drumheads, the Yamaha Corporation, Sabian Cymbals, Planet Waves Cabling, Absolute Music, Gerardo Rodriguez Child Neurology and Gary P. Gilroy Publications.

And to our truck drivers, Board of Directors, volunteers, parents and members: Thank you for making the 2011 Indoor season a huge success! Without your dedication and assistance, we would not be able to become so connected!