You can now purchase the audition materials for the 2020 season at the link below.
INOV8's ultimate mission is to provide an education experience that will last a lifetime.
Our staff is committed to providing percussion training at the highest level, creating a safe, family-style ensemble culture, and acting as both musical and personal mentors.
What sets INOV8 apart is that we are first-and-foremost committed to each other.
It all Started in 2016, with "A Touch of Gold," the winter percussion ensemble has had a meteoric rise in WGI.
In 2017, with "The Ripples Must be Endless" INOV8 earned its first finals appearance, finishing 10th in WGI Percussion Independent Open.
In 2018, with "Time Bomb", INOV8 earned its second finals appearance, finishing 5th in WGI Percussion Independent Open.
INOV8 entered competition in the Independent World Class in 2019 with their show “Dreamers”
In 2020, we will continue our growth, and take the next step in being a competitive and head-turning ensemble in the indoor activity!
"What I love most about INOV8 is the staff—instructional and administrative! They are all so passionate about the organization and they are phenomenal at what they do, which is why I believe wholeheartedly in the potential of the ensemble and the longevity of the organization." - Derrick Redlin, INOV8 Snare 2016, 2017 & 2018 Age-Out
"I love being a member of INOV8 because I love the people I’m surrounded by every weekend. They are always pushing me to want to be my best." - Julielle Bowman, INOV8 Snare 2017, 2018, & 2019
"What I love about INOV8 is the giant family aspect of the ensemble. It's my home away from home on the weekends." - Zach Levesque, INOV8 Keys 2017, 2018, & 2019
Auditions will begin on September 8th, 2019. The staff will be assessing participants on their skills, strengths, and positive attitude during session offered in musicality and movement. You will be graded by the staff on a scale of 1 to 5 in various areas of skill, and averaged at the end of the camp. Based on the first audition, there may be individuals who are given a contract; individuals who are asked to come back and to improve on certain areas in order to receive a contract; and there will be individuals who need more practice, experience and time, and they will receive an email thanking them for auditioning and will be given any notes the staff feels might help that individual prepare for a future audition.
This season, there will be a total of 4 clinic dates, beginning with the first one on September 8th. The first two will be clinics, and the second two will be the auditions. Each one will have a separate fee to register. More details about registration coming soon!
In order to make the process as fair and as objective as possible, it is extremely important that all those serious about a spot attend as many clinics as possible. If there are conflicts, you may register as usual and send in a video, but you will first need to contact the director at email@example.com to talk about details.
Anyone may audition that does not currently have an active indoor percussion program at their high school, or those not over the age of 22 as of 12:01 AM on April 1st 2020. If you would like to attend the audition for experience only, please let the Registration Staff know so we can make a note.
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Everyone is required to bring their own sticks and mallets, and battery/auxiliary players should bring practice pads. Snare and Quad attendees are asked to bring their own drums with stands and harnesses. AS ALWAYS, bring your binders with audition music and pencils.
Please dress comfortably, and be prepared to move. Tennis shoes are a good idea, and black colored clothing is preferred. Wearing something to stand out does not work in your favor.
It mostly depends on the design needs and the talent that shows up at auditions. Here are the positions we are looking to fill: Snare Drum, Tenor Drums, Bass Drums (8 drums), Marching Cymbals, Marimba, Vibraphone, Xylophone, Bells, Auxiliary Percussion, Synthesizer, Drum Set, and potentially “movers” or dancers (depending on the needs for the show). We are flexible according to the outcome of the auditions. Many times, we are able to find secondary positions for potential members who may not be suited for their primary instrument choice. We are not, however, prepared to take more than is helpful to our success as a group.