Outstanding PAS Service Award
The Outstanding PAS Service Award was established to recognize an individual each year who has provided service to the organization through a significant project, cause or cumulative service that has made a significant contribution to the Society as a whole.

1993 Ed Soph
1994 Norman Weinberg
1994 Barry Zimmerman
1995 Jerry Steinholtz
1996 James Lambert
1997 Karen Hunt
1998 Doug Wolf
1999 Rebecca Kite
2000 Larry Snider
2001 Ian Turnbull
2002 John H. Beck
2003 Jim Rupp
2004 Lynn Glassock
2005 Wilber England
2006 Darin Workman
2007 Fernando Hashimoto
2008 Dennis DeLucia
2009 Rob Birenbaum
2009 Ray Fransen
2010 Richard Cooke
2011 Steve Beck 
2012 Kathleen Kastner
2013 Ryan Lassiter

Outstanding PAS Supporter Award
The Outstanding Supporter Award was established to recognize an individual each year who has significantly promoted the Society through their professional and educational activities to increase visibility and awareness of the Society.

1997 Steve Houghton
1998 Ed Shaughnessy
1999 Tzong-Ching Ju
2000 Gregg Bissonette
2001 Peter Erskine
2002 Zoro
2003 James Sewrey
2004 Ludwig Albert
2005 Jim Coffin
2006 David Eyler
2007 Ruben Alvarez
2008 Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
2009 Neil Grover
2010 Matthew Groshek
2011 Terry Walburn
2012 Christopher Smith
2013 Eric C. Hughes

PAS President’s Industry Award
The PAS President’s Industry Award was established to recognize those individuals in the Percussion Industry that have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their field and outstanding support of the Society.

1994 Sandy Feldstein
1995 Lloyd McCausland
1996 Robert Zildjian
1997 Lennie DiMuzio
1998 Jim Catalano
1999 Jim Coffin
2000 Steve Ettleson
2001 Paul Siegel
2001 Rob Wallis
2002 Bill Crowden
2003 Martin Cohen
2004 Carol Calato
2005 Pat Brown
2006 Gilberto Serna
2007 John Wittmann
2008 John DeChristopher
2009 Joe Lamond
2010 Brock Kaericher
2011 Memo Acevedo
2012 Dave Black
2013 Steve Weiss

PAS Outstanding Chapter Award
The PAS Outstanding Chapter Award recognizes individual chapters who have increased membership and provided percussion events, newsletters, and experiences that are beneficial for the continued music education of all chapter members. The chapter receiving this annual award will be presented with an award and a $1,000 grant for the chapter, contingent upon yearly available funding. This award replaces and enhances the PAS Outstanding Chapter President Award, which was an annual award presented on behalf of the Society for nineteen years to an Outstanding Chapter President. Knowing that an outstanding chapter president’s contributions are really the reflection of the work of the other chapter officers as well as the chapter membership, the Outstanding Chapter Award was integrated into the Society’s awards in 2010.

2010 Arizona
Officers: Josh Gottry (President), Joseph Goglia (Vice President), and Wes Hawkins (Secretary/Treasurer)
2011 California
Officers: Matthew Darling (President), David Gerhart (Vice President, Southern CA), Todd Johnson (Vice President, Southern CA), David Gabrielson (Vice President, Central CA), Daniel Kennedy (Vice President, Northern CA), Joe Lizama (Treasurer), and Ariel Campos (Secretary).
2012 Australia 
Officers: Gary France (President), Mark Robinson (Vice-President), James Bailey (Treasurer), and Andrew Wiering (Secretary). Additionally, the PAS Australia Chapter State Advisory Team includes Mark Robinson, Louise Devenish, Andrew Wiering, and Sergei Golovko.   
2013 Illinois 
Officers: Greg Beyer (President), Rubén Alvarez (Vice-President), and Douglass Bratt (Secretary/Treasurer). Additionally, the ILPAS Media Management Committee includes Ben Wahlund (Director of Publications), Lucas Gillan (Contributing Editor) and Adam Cowger (Web Master).

PAS Outstanding Chapter President Award
1991 Ian Turnbull (Ontario)
1992 Lauren Vogel (Texas)
1993 Kristen Shiner McGuire (New York)
1994 Keith Aleo (Florida)
1995 Mark Dorr (Iowa)
1996 Nigel Shipway (United Kingdom)
1997 Marshall Maley (Virginia)
1998 Peter O’Gorman (Minnesota)
1999 Eric Hollenbeck (Alabama)
2000 Jim Royle (Connecticut)
2001 Frederic Macarez (France)
2002 Fernando Hashimoto (Brazil)
2002 Lauren Vogel Weiss (Texas)
2003 Blair Helsing (California)
2004 Anders Astrand (Sweden)
2004 Christopher Moore (Alabama)
2005 Nicholas Ormrod (UK)
2006 Cary Dachtyl (Ohio)
2007 Antonio Santangelo (Italy)
2008 Larry Lawless (Texas)
2009 Frank Shaffer (Tennessee)

Nominations for the Outstanding Chapter Award should include supportive information and must be received by August 1. Send nominations to Percussive Arts Society, 110 W. Washington Street, Suite A, Indianapolis, IN 46204 or E-mail:

PAS Distinguished Leadership Award

This award is reserved for the recognition of an individual who has demonstrated outstanding sustained leadership, contribution and commitment in advancing the mission and goals of the Percussive Arts Society.

2006 Michael Balter

Lifetime Achievement in Education Award
The Percussive Arts Society Lifetime Achievement Award in Education was established in 2002 and recognizes the contributions of the most highly regarded leaders in percussion education.

2002 Tom Siwe
2002 Gary Chaffee
2002 Siegfried Fink
2002 William Schinstine
2003 Harold Jones
2003 James Petercsak
2004 Gary Olmstead
2004 Larry Vanlandingham
2005 James Moore
2005 Dong-Wook Park
2006 Robert Schietroma
2007 J.C. Combs
2007 Johnny Lee Lane
2007 Erwin Mueller
2008 Vicki P. Jenks
2008 Ed Soph
2009 Mr. Tzong-Ching Ju
2010 Michael Udow
2011 James Bailey
2011 Gary Cook
2012 Marty Hurley
2012 Alan Shinn
2013 Ruth Cahn

Nominees must have demonstrated the highest ideals and professional integrity in percussion education and pedagogy with a significant history of exceptional and/or innovative teaching practices. Nominees will have strong reputations in areas such as (but not limited to) private teaching, ensemble directing, presentation of workshops, and pedagogical publications.

A nominee must have a record of sustained (though not necessarily continuous) contributions to the field and supportive of the philosophy and objectives of the Percussive Arts Society. Nominations may also be made posthumously. Additionally, self-nominations are accepted.

Nominations must include the following:

A biographical sketch of the nominee including date of birth or approximate age and current contact information. If a nominee is deceased, contact information of a surviving family member must be included.
A career history of the nominee. A biography, resume, or curriculum vitae of the nominee’s achievements during his or her teaching career. This document may focus on teaching positions, student accomplishments, publications, performances, teaching awards, or other honors received.
A nominee will not be considered further for this award if nomination materials are incomplete.

Nominations will be accepted from any PAS member, while nominees need not be PAS members. Names of those nominated will be given consideration for 3 years from the time of their last letter of nomination.

Nominations should include the name and address of the nominator and be sent to Lifetime Achievement in Education Award, PAS, 110 W. Washington Street, Suite A, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Deadline for nominations is August 1 of each year.

Criteria for Selection for the PAS Lifetime Achievement in Education Award

All nominees will be judged according to the following criteria:

      Contribution: Has the nominee made an outstanding contribution to the field of percussion education?
Eminence: Have the nominee’s achievements in teaching and/or other areas of education distinguished the nominee from his or her contemporaries?
Influence: Has the nominee’s influence been of major significance to the profession even though contributions may have been confined largely to a single area of interest (e.g., symphonic, drum set, mallets, world, publications, etc.)?
Permanence: Is it probable that the nominee’s accomplishments will continue to be valued by percussion professionals of the future?

Fred Sanford Award
PAS, in conjunction with the Fred Sanford scholarship committee, has designed a Fred Sanford Award to be presented to the highest scoring ensemble in the competition. This award is a traveling award and has been created to honor Fred Sanford for the passion of the art form and the dedication that he so willing shared with the marching community and the PAS. A plaque on the base of the award is engraved each year with the name of the recipient. The winner is given this award to display at their school for one year.

2002 University of North Texas
2003 Morehead State University
2004 Marcus High School
2005 East Tennessee State University
2006 Georgetown High School
2007 Flower Mound High School
2008 University of North Texas
2009 Marcus High School
2010 Paris High School
2012 Texas Christian University