PAS News PAS News http://www.pas.org/news.aspx http://backend.userland.com/rss Middle School/Junior High Competition Extended PAS is extending the deadline for the <strong>International Middle School/Junior High Percussion Ensemble Competition</strong> for PASIC 2014. <br /> <br /> The deadline to have your application material post-marked is April 25, 2014. More information can be found on the <a href="http://www.pas.org/PASIC/PASContests.aspx">PASIC Contests Page</a>.<br /> http://www.pas.org/14-04-16/Middle_School_Junior_High_Competition_Extended.aspx maltizer http://www.pas.org/14-04-16/Middle_School_Junior_High_Competition_Extended.aspx a2c90c0a-645f-452a-a9bd-f1914a44d485 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:00:00 GMT New Rhythm! Scene Editor and Advertising Sales Manager <strong><span style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;">PAS ANNOUNCES NEW <em>RHYTHM! SCENE</em> EDITOR AND ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER<br /> </span><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"><br /> </span></strong><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"></span><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;">Percussive Arts Society recently announced its new bi-monthly publication <em>Rhythm! Scene</em>, replacing the previous publication <em>Percussion News</em>. <span style="color: black;">This exciting new publication is available for mobile devices including iPad, Android tablets, and Kindle Fire, in addition to an online e-reader through www.pas.org.&nbsp;The new format offers percussion enthusiasts more information in each issue by embedding links to audio and video, manufacturer websites, and other digital media that simply can't be duplicated in a print publication, in addition to keeping every enthusiast up-to-date with PAS. <em>Rhythm! Scene </em>is open to the public as a free publication. <br /> <br /> <img alt="" width="136" height="129" src="http://www.pas.org/Libraries/PASIC_Sponsors/Megan_Arns.sflb.ashx" style="float: left; margin: 3px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" />PAS has tabbed editor Megan Arns to lead the <em>Rhythm! Scene</em> publication efforts by focusing on new initiatives and informative articles. Megan </span>is currently pursuing a D.M.A. in Percussion Performance &amp; Literature and a M.A. in Ethnomusicology at the Eastman School of Music. She holds a M.M. and a Certificate in World Music from Florida State University and a B.M. from Truman State University. Active as a contemporary chamber musician, Megan’s recent highlights include collaborative performances in India, Jordan, Costa Rica, Ghana, and the United States. Megan currently serves on the faculty of Mansfield University in Mansfield, PA and recently filled an interim position in Jordan on the faculty of the National Music Conservatory and as Principal Timpanist of the Am<a name="_GoBack"></a>man Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, Megan has been awarded travel grants to several countries in Africa and the Middle East for study, research, and education. She also has extensive experience in the field of marching percussion, serving on the instructional staff of the Boston Crusaders Drum &amp; Bugle Corps and as a performing member of the Santa Clara Vanguard.<span style="color: black;"><br /> <br /> </span>Percussive Arts Society Executive Director Jeff Hartsough stated: "I'm very pleased that Megan has joined our publications team as Editor for our newest publication <em>Rhythm! Scene. &nbsp;</em>Her diverse background along with her contacts will bring a depth of knowledge that will cultivate fresh and current subjects to be enjoyed by everyone from students and enthusiasts, to educators and professionals."<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.pas.org/Libraries/PASIC_Sponsors/Staci_Stokes-Waites.sflb.ashx" style="float: right; margin: 3px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; width: 186px; height: 140px;" />PAS has also hired Staci Stokes-Waites as Advertising Sales Manager. <span style="color: black;">Staci currently teaches General Music in Pearland, Texas. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Masters of Percussion Performance from Texas Tech University. Stokes-Waites spent twelve years with Pro-Mark Corporation, where she worked as the Director of Education. She has a vast background of teaching to all age groups spanning Kindergarten to college level and has also marched and instructed with several corps in the Drum and Bugle Corps activity. Staci served as a PAS intern in 1993 and has also sat on the Education Committee as well as being selected as a PAS Future Leader. <br /> <br /> When asked about her new position within PAS, Staci replied: "I have always held considerable respect to the Percussive Arts Society and the invaluable role it plays in the educating and nurturing of percussionists of all ages. It is truly an impeccable organization and I am excited to be a part of the PAS team as the Advertising Sales Manager. I look forward to working with so many of my old and new friends in the industry and to contribute what I can to the future of PAS."</span> For more information about advertising with PAS, contact Staci at advertising@pas.org.</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;times new roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;"><br /> <br /> </span> http://www.pas.org/14-04-03/New_Rhythm_Scene_Editor_and_Advertising_Sales_Manager.aspx maltizer http://www.pas.org/14-04-03/New_Rhythm_Scene_Editor_and_Advertising_Sales_Manager.aspx 3ecc8f5c-cadb-484f-a0b1-b22e0e4b4498 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT In Memoriam: Theodore Frazeur <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:DocumentProperties> <o:Template>Normal.dotm</o:Template> <o:Revision>0</o:Revision> <o:TotalTime>0</o:TotalTime> <o:Pages>1</o:Pages> <o:Words>56</o:Words> <o:Characters>321</o:Characters> <o:Company>Percussive Arts Society</o:Company> <o:Lines>2</o:Lines> <o:Paragraphs>1</o:Paragraphs> <o:CharactersWithSpaces>394</o:CharactersWithSpaces> <o:Version>12.0</o:Version> </o:DocumentProperties> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings></xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:TrackMoves>false</w:TrackMoves> <w:TrackFormatting/> <w:PunctuationKerning/> <w:DrawingGridHorizontalSpacing>18 pt</w:DrawingGridHorizontalSpacing> <w:DrawingGridVerticalSpacing>18 pt</w:DrawingGridVerticalSpacing> <w:DisplayHorizontalDrawingGridEvery>0</w:DisplayHorizontalDrawingGridEvery> <w:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery>0</w:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery> <w:ValidateAgainstSchemas/> <w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>false</w:SaveIfXMLInvalid> <w:IgnoreMixedContent>false</w:IgnoreMixedContent> <w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText>false</w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText> <w:Compatibility> <w:BreakWrappedTables/> <w:DontGrowAutofit/> <w:DontAutofitConstrainedTables/> <w:DontVertAlignInTxbx/> </w:Compatibility> </w:WordDocument></xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:LatentStyles DefLockedState="false" LatentStyleCount="276"> </w:LatentStyles></xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 10]><style> /* Style Definitions */table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; 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mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}</style><![endif]--><!--StartFragment--></p><p class="MsoNormal">We are saddened to report the death of Theodore Frazeur, on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Professor Frazeur was Professor of Percussion at SUNY Fredonia from 1960 until his retirement in 1993.</p><a href="http://www.pas.org/news/InMemoriam.aspx">Read the full Memoriam.</a> http://www.pas.org/14-04-02/In_Memoriam_Theodore_Frazeur.aspx hhenry http://www.pas.org/14-04-02/In_Memoriam_Theodore_Frazeur.aspx 71566ca8-9181-4d30-92ca-3ed96d0efb29 Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:00:00 GMT PAS Fall 2014 Internship Announcement <p>PAS is pleased to announce the call for applications for the Fall 2014 PAS Intern. The 6-month, paid internship allows university students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain experience in the percussion industry through a variety of tasks concurrent with the day-to-day business at the PAS offices and Rhythm! Discovery Center, as well as the planning and running of the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC). This includes artist/clinician relations for PASIC. <br /> <br /> Priority is given to candidates who apply by May 9, 2014.<br /> <br /> If you would like more information about the PAS Internship and download an Intern application and the PAS Internship Flyer, please visit the <a href="http://www.pas.org/experience/internship.aspx">Intern Webpage</a>.</p> <p></p> http://www.pas.org/14-03-13/PAS_Fall_2014_Internship_Announcement.aspx maltizer http://www.pas.org/14-03-13/PAS_Fall_2014_Internship_Announcement.aspx 71457588-3a02-4ee3-9950-4ec60cf06e36 Thu, 13 Mar 2014 02:00:00 GMT New PASIC 2014 Housing Bureau <span style="color: #000000; font-family: arial; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: left; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; display: inline ! important; float: none;">PAS is pleased to introduce your new Housing Partner for PASIC 2014. We will be at every step to assist you with your hotel/housing needs in Indianapolis. Once you have registered for PASIC, you will receive a link and confirmation code for your use in reserving your hotel room. <br /> <br /> <p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color: #cc0000;">Why Should You Book with PASIC 2014 Official Housing?</span></strong> </p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color: #d2232a;">You always get the best hotel deal from the official PASIC housing program.</span></strong><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"><br /> We know that if we can get you the best hotels at the best prices in the best locations, you're more likely to attend, go home happy, and come back next year. So nobody offers you better benefits than the official PASIC housing program.</span> </p> </span><span style="color: #000000; font-family: arial; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: left; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; display: inline ! important; float: none;"> <p><strong><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color: #d2232a;">You save the most money.</span></strong><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"><br /> We use our clout to negotiate the guaranteed lowest hotel rates. We promise you savings over the rates you can get from discounters or directly from the hotel.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color: #d2232a;">You support PAS.</span></strong><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"><br /> Your reservation helps PAS accurately report the Conference's impact on the city and helps PAS negotiate lower hotel rates and more convention space for future Conventions.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color: #d2232a;">You receive priority access.</span></strong><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"><br /> The hotels in our program set aside rooms exclusively for our members and exhibitors. You don't compete with the general public for availability.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color: #d2232a;">You avoid unexpected fees.<br /> </span></strong><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">We never charge booking or service fees like online discounters do. The hotel rate we quote you is the rate you get.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color: #d2232a;">You are safe from scam artists.</span></strong><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"><br /> Fake booking services want to steal your money. Booking within the official hotel program guarantees that you'll have a real room and no nasty surprises at check-in.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color: #d2232a;">You get personal service from real people.</span></strong><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: &quot;arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"><br /> We're here for you before, during and after the show to make sure you have a comfortable, hassle-free hotel experience.</span></p> </span> http://www.pas.org/14-02-18/New_PASIC_2014_Housing_Bureau.aspx maltizer http://www.pas.org/14-02-18/New_PASIC_2014_Housing_Bureau.aspx 448e3f2b-a8ee-48a2-b5d6-0a9ca7db0765 Tue, 18 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT Rhythm! Scene Editor Position <br /> <p>Percussive Arts Society is currently looking for a Volunteer Editor for the new digital publication <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rhythm!-scene-special-edition/id799522567?mt=8&amp;ign-mpt=uo=4">Rhythm! Scene</a><em></em>, replacing the former printed newsletter <em>Percussion News</em>. The highly-motivated person will be an integral part in the creation of this bi-monthly publication. <br /> <br /> The <em>Rhythm! Scene </em>editor should fulfill these requirements:</p> <p></p> <p>- An individual who is familiar with the latest in publication technology.<br /> <br /> - Knowledge of drum and percussion community.<br /> <br /> - Write articles, but more importantly, generate article ideas and find people to write articles.<br /> <br /> - Knowledge of many different areas of percussion.<br /> <br /> - Someone with new ideas who can develop additional content that will have a wide appeal, especially to younger readers. Someone who can identify exciting up-and-coming talent like Hannah Ford Welton in different areas of percussion and arrange for (or conduct) interviews with these people.<br /> <br /> - Organized and dependable.</p> <p>&nbsp;<br /> This position will be working closely with Senior Editor Rick Mattingly and the rest of the publications team. If you are interested in this position, please supply a Letter of Interest and Current Resume to percarts@pas.org.<br /> <strong><br /> Deadline for application is February 21, 2014.</strong><br /> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.pas.org/14-02-06/Rhythm_Scene_Editor_Position.aspx maltizer http://www.pas.org/14-02-06/Rhythm_Scene_Editor_Position.aspx a27d82c6-a0ba-4502-959c-8a82956f6f0a Thu, 06 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT New PAS Research Offerings The Percussive Arts Society's Scholarly Research Committee is excited to announce two new endeavors that purpose to broaden the availability of academic resources on percussion. An open-submission Online Thesis/Dissertation Repository contains documents written for the completion of graduate degrees; the database is organized and browsable by subject matter, offering a wealth of knowledge in a centralized location. The Committee is also pleased to launch Percussive Notes Online Research Edition, the first peer-reviewed periodical to focus entirely on issues of percussion music. This new publication will be released annually in a digital format and will include advanced, in-depth research on a variety of topics. For more information about these exciting new resources and for details on how to contribute, see <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pas.org/publications/OnlineThesisDissertation.aspx">Online Thesis Dissertation Repository</a><br /> <br /> and<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.pas.org/publications/ResearchEdition.aspx">Online Research Edition</a><br /> http://www.pas.org/14-01-27/New_PAS_Research_Offerings.aspx maltizer http://www.pas.org/14-01-27/New_PAS_Research_Offerings.aspx 59fa9b2f-0ec1-4c01-8021-dd30523943c0 Mon, 27 Jan 2014 08:00:00 GMT PAS Office Closed Jan 27, 2014 The PAS Offices will be closed on Monday, January 27 due to office maintenance. Please email percarts@pas.org if you need assistance. <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br /> - PAS Staff<br /> <br /> <br /> http://www.pas.org/14-01-27/PAS_Office_Closed_Jan_27_2014.aspx maltizer http://www.pas.org/14-01-27/PAS_Office_Closed_Jan_27_2014.aspx a52ab5ff-6d2b-4ce3-ae8d-e370467c4fd3 Mon, 27 Jan 2014 01:00:00 GMT In Memoriam: Jim Preiss James Lee Preiss, a long-time member and principal percussionist of the American Composers Orchestra and the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and a founding member of the Westchester Philharmonic, died on Jan. 21, 2014 at the age of 72. <br /><br /><a href="../../news/InMemoriam.aspx" shape="rect">Read the full memoriam. </a> http://www.pas.org/14-01-26/In_Memoriam_Jim_Preiss.aspx maltizer http://www.pas.org/14-01-26/In_Memoriam_Jim_Preiss.aspx 41b0ee34-1480-4431-b44d-2f29fd68d07b Sun, 26 Jan 2014 09:20:00 GMT In Memoriam: Chico Hamilton Foreststorm "Chico" Hamilton, who played an integral role in the formation of the West-Coast-based "cool jazz" style of the 1950s, died on November 25, 2013 at the age of 92.<br /><br /><a shape="rect" href="http://www.pas.org/news/InMemoriam.aspx">Read the full memoriam. </a> http://www.pas.org/14-01-06/In_Memoriam_Chico_Hamilton.aspx jfeustel http://www.pas.org/14-01-06/In_Memoriam_Chico_Hamilton.aspx a37b26cd-f776-4aad-9f54-c4355ccc2b68 Mon, 06 Jan 2014 09:00:00 GMT In Memoriam: Sam Ulano <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:DocumentProperties> <o:Template>Normal.dotm</o:Template> <o:Revision>0</o:Revision> <o:TotalTime>0</o:TotalTime> <o:Pages>1</o:Pages> <o:Words>61</o:Words> <o:Characters>349</o:Characters> <o:Company>Percussive Arts Society</o:Company> <o:Lines>2</o:Lines> <o:Paragraphs>1</o:Paragraphs> <o:CharactersWithSpaces>428</o:CharactersWithSpaces> <o:Version>12.0</o:Version> </o:DocumentProperties> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings></xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:TrackMoves>false</w:TrackMoves> <w:TrackFormatting/> <w:PunctuationKerning/> <w:DrawingGridHorizontalSpacing>18 pt</w:DrawingGridHorizontalSpacing> <w:DrawingGridVerticalSpacing>18 pt</w:DrawingGridVerticalSpacing> <w:DisplayHorizontalDrawingGridEvery>0</w:DisplayHorizontalDrawingGridEvery> <w:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery>0</w:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery> <w:ValidateAgainstSchemas/> <w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>false</w:SaveIfXMLInvalid> <w:IgnoreMixedContent>false</w:IgnoreMixedContent> <w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText>false</w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText> <w:Compatibility> <w:BreakWrappedTables/> <w:DontGrowAutofit/> <w:DontAutofitConstrainedTables/> <w:DontVertAlignInTxbx/> </w:Compatibility> </w:WordDocument></xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:LatentStyles DefLockedState="false" LatentStyleCount="276"> </w:LatentStyles></xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 10]><style> /* Style Definitions */table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; 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mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}</style><![endif]--><!--StartFragment--><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: cambria; ;"> </span><br /><a href="http://www.pas.org/news/InMemoriam.aspx">Read the full memoriam. </a><p> </p> http://www.pas.org/14-01-06/In_Memoriam_Sam_Ulano.aspx hhenry http://www.pas.org/14-01-06/In_Memoriam_Sam_Ulano.aspx df1e1f45-0643-46e4-98f8-c0e2c22de2f6 Mon, 06 Jan 2014 08:19:00 GMT PAS Plans Exciting Digital Publication <p><span style="font-size: 13pt; font-family: &quot;arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">I am pleased to announce that beginning in February 2014, PAS will join the ranks of other publishers to produce <span>a <em>NEW</em> </span>enhanced digital publication exclusively,<span> to replace <em>Percussion News</em></span>. After months of research and testing with our current print and online publications (including discussions with our Board of Directors and Past Presidents) we have determined that this change will allow PAS to offer members more information in each issue by embedding links to audio and video, manufacturer websites, and other digital media that simply can't be duplicated in a print publication. The inaugural issue will be released in the iPad format from the Apple App Store, soon to be followed by the Android format for tablets from the Google Play Store, and then finally<a name="_GoBack"></a> in the Kindle format from Amazon’s Newsstand Store.</span> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 13pt; font-family: &quot;arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Today a majority of our members receive PAS publications solely online through the ePAS membership. This change will allow us to reach the general public and PAS members enhancing the drum and percussion world experience for all readers while maintaining the ability to download and print the publication for those who wish to read or save it in paper form. We can offer more information at less cost in an environmentally responsible manner.</span> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: &quot;arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"></span><span style="font-size: 13pt; font-family: &quot;arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Our other publication, <em>Percussive Notes</em>, will remain available in print and as the current digital edition. If you have not viewed the digital version of <em>Percussive Notes</em>, I encourage you to take a look at pas.org and see what we are currently doing with digital publications, and imagine what the future may hold for sharing information in the Percussive Arts Society.</span> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: &quot;arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 13pt; font-family: &quot;arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">John R. Beck</span> </p> <p><span style="font-size: 13pt; font-family: &quot;arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">President, Percussive Arts Society</span> </p> <p><em><span style="font-size: 13pt; font-family: &quot;arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Opportunity, Discovery, Community, Quality &amp; Service</span></em></p> <br /> http://www.pas.org/13-12-13/PAS_Plans_Exciting_Digital_Publication.aspx maltizer http://www.pas.org/13-12-13/PAS_Plans_Exciting_Digital_Publication.aspx f068e9d6-6b9e-4448-8882-534a52d7baf6 Fri, 13 Dec 2013 08:27:00 GMT PAS 2014 Scholarships Percussive Arts Society awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to college students and graduating high school seniors every year to assist in their studies at accredited institutions. <br /> <br /> The 2014 Scholarship applications are now available. <a href="http://www.pas.org/experience/grantsscholarships.aspx">Learn more</a> about each scholarships and apply now.<br /> http://www.pas.org/13-12-02/PAS_2014_Scholarships.aspx maltizer http://www.pas.org/13-12-02/PAS_2014_Scholarships.aspx c79c3d58-c9b8-4afe-b2f1-7930699faea2 Mon, 02 Dec 2013 14:33:20 GMT PAS, PASIC and Rhythm! Press Percussive Arts Society, PASIC and Rhythm! Discovery Center was recently highlighted as the cover story in the NUVO Newsweekly publication in Indianapolis. It was an honor to be featured so prominently in this well-respected publication. Read through each story.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://bit.ly/14LttSr">PAS HERE</a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.nuvo.net/indianapolis/slideshow-scenes-from-pasic/Content?oid=2716915#.Upzs_CemYkR">PASIC HERE</a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.nuvo.net/indianapolis/percussive-arts-society-makes-noise-with-convention-exhibit/Content?oid=2712786#.Uo4t0iemYkQ">Rhythm! Discovery Center HERE</a><br /> http://www.pas.org/13-12-02/PAS_PASIC_and_Rhythm_Press.aspx maltizer http://www.pas.org/13-12-02/PAS_PASIC_and_Rhythm_Press.aspx 7b58d3de-abe0-4bee-b363-7482eec29bea Mon, 02 Dec 2013 14:27:35 GMT PAS Office Hours During PASIC <span style="font-family: arial; font-size: 13px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">As the PAS staff moves everything to the Indiana Convention Center for PASIC 2013, the PAS Offices will close Monday, November 11. The offices will reopen on Tuesday, November 19.</span></span><br /><div><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: 13px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><br /></span></span></div><div><span style="font-family: arial; font-size: 13px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Thank you</span></span></div> http://www.pas.org/13-11-11/PAS_Office_Hours_During_PASIC.aspx maltizer http://www.pas.org/13-11-11/PAS_Office_Hours_During_PASIC.aspx 005b6951-0e27-47e3-a704-2b5cb5cb6f14 Mon, 11 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT