By Kerim Mac Published December 1, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS, IN –December 1, 2009 – An estimated 5,300 percussionists from around the world gathered at the Indiana Convention Center to attend the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC). A truly international event, PASIC artists represented Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. PASIC attendees experienced over 120 clinics, concerts, master classes and performances by the world’s most noted percussion artists. Events covered everything from drumset and orchestral percussion to world percussion and marching.
PAS celebrated the grand opening of Rhythm! Discovery Center during PASIC 2009. On Wednesday evening, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, Indianapolis Downtown Incorporated’s President Tamara Zahn, Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association President Don Welsh, PAS Board President Steve Houghton and Executive Director Michael Kenyon officially opened Rhythm! Discovery Center with a cymbal crash.
PASIC 2010 will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana November 10–13 at the Indiana Convention Center. Artist applications for PASIC 2010 are being accepted online at http://www.pasic.org
The Percussive Arts Society was established in 1961 as a non-profit music service organization. Its mission is to promote percussion education, research, performance and appreciation throughout the world. PAS is the world’s largest percussion organization with more than 8,000 members representing over 50 countries and serves as the central source for information and networking for drummers and percussionists of all ages.
For more information about the Percussive Arts Society or PASIC, visit its web site at http://www.pas.org