INOV8 signs with TAMA for 2019

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INOV8 signs with TAMA for 2019

We’re proud to announce our new partnership with TAMA Drums for the 2019 season and beyond. Over the last few weeks, we have been talking extensively behind the scenes to put together a package that would work for the ensemble. This past weekend, we received our battery drums along with a new drum set, and we have already fallen in love.

“The amount of thought that has gone into the engineering of the drums and hardware is amazing”, said Dave Isaacs, the Director of INOV8. “The drum set sounded great right out of the box, factory heads and all; and the build of the battery drums makes it very easy to tune to create a clear and defined sound. The hardware makes it comfortable for the player, and the locking mechanisms keep your drums safe and stable at all times.” We look forward to spending more time with these amazing instruments and would like to thank TAMA for believing in what we do!

You can browse some pictures of the new equipment from this weekend down below…

We’d also like to thank Melody Music in Bloomington, Indiana for facilitating this switch. None of this would be possible without your support! You can find them at www.melodymusicshop.com

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INov8 Goes World

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INov8 Goes World

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Floyds Knobs, Ind. - INov8 Winter Percussion will be competing in the WGI Percussion Independent World class for the 2019 season and beyond. This makes INov8 the only PIW group in the surrounding Kentuckiana area.

“We are really excited to provide a World Class performance opportunity to the young people of Southern Indiana and the mid Ohio Valley region. This next step gives our current and future members a larger stage, a bigger audience, and a new challenge,” said Board of Directors President Kevin Ransdell. “Our ensemble culture has always placed artistry in music and movement at the core of our program. We look to build on that culture as the program matures into this next phase and deliver on our mission for our members -- pushing them to develop themselves as musicians and as young people through the performing arts.”

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In 2012, INov8 Independent began as a winter guard based out of Evansville, Indiana, and competing in the Independent A class in WGI. They competed for two seasons, as two-time regional finalists in 2013, then Nashville Regional Champion and WGI Finalists in 2015. In August of 2015, the board of directors approved the creation of a winter percussion program directed by Dave Isaacs.

“Moving into PIW is just another opportunity to raise the bar; another challenge for the organization and its members - a challenge that will continue to strengthen the bond we have together," said Isaacs. “That strong bond and feeling of family is something that makes me excited for cold weather.  I've witnessed this group grow so much over the last three years, and I look forward to seeing them rise to the occasion once again!”

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The continued success of INov8 Winter Percussion is made possible through the hard work and dedication of its members, staff, and volunteers, as well as support from regional educational and industry partners. To learn more about our organization please visit our ABOUT page.

To learn how to become a member of INov8 Winter Percussion in 2019, visit our JOIN page.

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Recap & Photo Gallery: INov8 at the WGI MidEast Power Regional

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Recap & Photo Gallery: INov8 at the WGI MidEast Power Regional

The Mid East Power Regional, the final major percussion competition before WGI Finals on the eastern US, was under threat of cancellation by winter storm Uma. WGI chose to move ahead with the contest as planned and snow and freezing temperatures pelted the groups who chose to participate during Prelims on Saturday.

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Introducing the 2018 Cast

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Introducing the 2018 Cast

INov8 Winter Percussion has now officially concluded the audition process, and is well into putting together our production for the 2018 season, Time Bomb. The amount of talent that showed up for the audition process, including the overwhelming number of returning members, is guaranteed to push the ensemble to the next level of competition.

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An Interview with the Founder & Ensemble Director

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An Interview with the Founder & Ensemble Director

Dave Isaacs is the founder and ensemble director at INov8 Winter Percussion. He
marched snare drum at Capital Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps (2003), Madison Scouts
(2005) and finished his marching career at RhythmX on snare, being part of the first WGI
group to tour Europe in 2007, and winning their first gold medal in 2008.  Dave has been
writing music for the last 13 years, and has worked with several successful high school
marching bands, a few World Class groups and has even traveled to design and consult overseas.

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2018 INov8 Video Challenge

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2018 INov8 Video Challenge

INov8 Winter Percussion is announcing today a new performance based scholarship for member fees.  The scholarship will be awarded to one individual in each of the following four classifications:

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INov8 in Drum Corps

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INov8 in Drum Corps

We had several of our members who had the opportunity to compete in Drum Corps this summer with groups such as Madison Scouts, Oregon Crusaders, Jersey Surf, Music City, Guardians, Cincinnati Tradition and Caballeros Drum and Bugle Corps!

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INov8 Welcomes New Staff for 2018

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INov8 Welcomes New Staff for 2018

With momentum coming out of a successful second season - 2 Regional Championships, and a top 10 spot in WGI World Championship Finals - INov8 is setting our sights for big things in the future, and taking steps to move to the next level in 2018. A big part of our success has been our dedicated admin and tech staff, and we're excited to announce some new additions to the team!

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