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PASIC Brings Percussion World to Indianapolis

The 2018 edition of the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), one of the largest drum and percussion events in the world, wrapped up in Indianapolis, IN on Nov. 17th after four days of exhibitions, performances, clinics, master classes, workshops, awards, and more.

PASIC 2018 featured over 120 concerts, clinics, master classes, labs, workshops, panels, and presentations given by some of the finest artists in the world. All areas of percussion and music were showcased, from drum set and marching to keyboard, symphonic, world, recreational, education, music technology, new music, and health and wellness.

The convention’s International Drum and Percussion Expo featured more than 120 exhibitors showcasing the latest in percussion instruments, gear, publications, and services. The nationally-recognized PASIC Marching Percussion Festival also took place during the convention. This indoor festival included competitions for individuals, small ensembles, a marching ensemble interactive clinic, and a DrumLine Battle.

As well, on Nov. 15th before the PASIC Thursday Evening Concert, PAS honoured its Hall of Fame Class of 2018, which included Mitchell Peters, Joe Porcaro, and Richard Weiner.

For more information, go to www.pasic.org.

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Michael Raine is the Senior Editor at Canadian Music Trade. He is also a co-host of the popular Canadian Musician Radio weekly podcast.