Individual & Ensemble Festival & Pre-season
Percussion Concert

eNVision will be hosting it's second annual I & E Festival & Pre-season Percussion Concert January 31, 2009 in the Reno HS Theatre starting at 5pm (Doors will open at 4:30). Tickets are $10 per person (kids 3 and under free) and can be purchased from one of the 2008-2009 Members or at the door.

The first portion of the night will feature a solo and ensemble competition. The second portion will have Percussion Ensembles from around our area performing what they have been working on since the marching band season ended. Intermission will be our raffle. The Grand Prize is a $600 Rock Star Cooler! Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. You do not need to be present to win. They can be purchased from one of the 2008-2009 Members or at the concert.

*If you or your group would like to enter the festival (see rules below) or your Percussion Ensemble would like to come perform (no entry fee required), please download one of the forms below. No entries will be accepted after January 28, 2009.

I & E Entry Form

Ensemble Entry Form


**All proceeds from this concert go to eNVision Performing Arts.


I & E RULES

1. Competitors can not be over the age of 22.
2. Audience voting will decide the winners of each caption (Prizes for winners are of the Percussion nature, stick bags, sticks, mallets, etc.).
3. No use of prerecorded music is allowed.
4. All instruments used must fit under the definition of percussion or be legally utilized in Winter Percussion Competition (Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Synthesizer ok).
5. Entry Fee for Solo and Duet entries is $10 and for Ensembles $15 (this is a flat fee, so if a 15 person concert percussion ensemble enters, it would be $15 split among the performers, $1 each).


Captions


*Solo's*

Solo captions include 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*

Duets will be voted on as "Favorite Duet." 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 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).

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. If you would like the eNVision staff to look over them for your solo or ensemble, just let us know and we would be more than happy to do this.

 


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.

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