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Special Announcements Regarding PASIC™ 2021

May 3, 2021, 13:41 PM by Percussive Arts Society
Read the full PASIC™ 2021 press release here.

Indianapolis, IN For Immediate Release
- With the continued positive news regarding the COVID-19 vaccination rollout in the United States, PAS is optimistic that PASIC™ 2021 will take place safely and in-person, as planned, this coming November 10-13, 2021. PAS continues to work closely with state and local health officials as well as our Indianapolis convention and tourism partners to implement all health safety protocols recommended for large group settings. 

In celebration of the Percussive Arts Society’s 60th Anniversary, and in recognition of the unprecedented challenges facing our drum and percussion community this past year, PAS is thrilled to share that registration for a 2021 4-day PASIC™ badge will open to all members for only $60. This one-time special price will be available for 60 days at $60 from Monday, May 17 through Friday, July 16. In addition, PAS has been working closely with our local hotel partners, and have been able to reduce room rates for 2021.

“PASIC is more than a Convention. It is more than an Expo Hall, Clinics, and Concerts. As my dear friend Michael Balter says, PASIC is a family reunion, and we will do all we can to ensure that everyone who wishes to attend will be able to reunite in person in Indianapolis November 10-13, 2021” said Joshua Simonds, PAS Executive Director. 

In addition, for those who will be unable to attend PASIC™ 2021 in Indianapolis, PAS will once again have a virtual option available. More information regarding the virtual options and registration will be announced in summer 2021.

The PASIC™ hotel reservation website is now officially open, and PASIC™ registration will officially open on May 17, 2021. PAS looks forward to continually working to make PASIC™ 2021 a safe, educational, and memory-filled event.

Now in its 60th year, the Percussive Arts Society (PAS) is the world’s largest percussion organization and is considered the central source for information and networking for percussionists and drummers of all ages. Established in 1961 as a non-profit, music service organization, PAS works to fulfill its mission to inspire, educate, and support percussionists and drummers throughout the world. 

The Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC™) is the World’s Premier Drum & Percussion Festival and the largest of its kind. Featuring over 100 concerts, clinics, master classes, labs, workshops, panels, and presentations given by the finest artists and educators from all over the world, PASIC™ 2021 will showcase all areas of percussion — drum set, marching, keyboard, symphonic, world, recreational, education, music technology, new music, and health & wellness. The convention’s International Drum and Percussion Expo annually hosts more than 100 brands showcasing the latest in drum and percussion instruments, gear, publications, and services. 

Downloadable version: PASIC 2021 Press Release

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