Attend the 41st Annual Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), the World’s Premier Drum & Percussion Festival! Join thousands in Indianapolis, IN, November 9-12, 2016 for 4 days of concerts, clinics, master classes, labs, workshops, panels and presentations showcasing all areas of percussion featuring the finest percussionists from around the world!
DrumsetTosin Aribisala — Taj Mahal, Baba Maal, Spyro Gyra, Julie Dexter
MarchingMurray Gusseck and Jason Baker
Evening ConcertsWednesday - "Celebrating the European Avant-garde" feat. Henrik Knarborg Larsen, Gregory Beyer, Eric Willie & Third Coast Percussion
WorldEnsamble de Percusión Costa Rica
Electronic/TechnologyDr. Andrew Angell
EducationMurray Gusseck and Jason Baker
EnsembleBlackearth Percussion Group
Focus DayBrian Archinal and Students of the Hochschule der Künste Bern
Health & WellnessRob Falvo
Jeanne Eichler, John Fitzgerald and Cameron Berger
Robert Lawrence Friedman, MA
KeyboardKeyboard Committee Panel — “Keyboard Percussion Duo Panel Discussion”
Professional DevelopmentKarl Dustman
ResearchSarah Elizabeth Adams
Q: Do I have to be a member of PAS to attend PASIC?
No. VIP and All Access members receive significantly discounted pricing for 4-day and single-day passes, which include access to all clinics, concerts, meetings, expo, and Marching Percussion Festival.
Those who wish to participate as part of the Marching Festival events, except DrumLine Battle, require Backstage Pass subscriptions (please see event applications for more details). Tickets for individual sessions and concerts are available for purchase, along with entrance to the International Drum and Percussion Expo, and subscription is not required for these individual purchases. Please click here for more information about PASIC 2016 Registration.
Q: Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
ID is required at the time of ticket pick-up. There is no age limit for any PASIC event.
If you are registering as a “Student,” a current Student Photo ID is required to pick up PASIC Credentials. You must be a full-time student 26 or younger.
• Family members (with ID) must be accompanied by a registered attendee and may only attend the number of days as registrant.
• Children 12 and under are free with a paid registrant (either 4 Day or One Day badge).
Q: Is my ticket transferrable?
Q: Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You will need to bring either your printed ticket or have your ticket available to be scanned on your smartphone.
Q: The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Q: What is the refund policy?
No ticket refunds will be given for any reason.
Q: How many people will be at PASIC?
Over 5,000 people attend PASIC annually.
Q: Can I take pictures/video/recordings at PASIC events?
While you are welcome to take pictures (no flash please), video and audio recordings are NOT allowed in any performance/clinic/meeting. A special media badge is required for those representing publications and websites. PAS reserves the right to stop and remove any individuals who ignore this policy.
Q: When is the schedule for PASIC available?
The schedule of concerts and clinics is posted in September. However, the schedule is always subject to change. Be sure to download the Guidebook app for the most up-to-date scheduling info.
Q: Where are all the events held?
All major PASIC16 clinics and concerts will take place in Indianapolis, IN, at the Indiana Convention Center. Details on which rooms the various clinics, concerts, competitions and meetings will be held in are available in the PASIC Guidebook app, the PASIC Program, and the PASIC schedule grids.
Q: Is there an official hotel for PASIC? Are there group rates available?
Yes. There are several hotels offering discounts for PASIC attendees through Wyndham Jade. You may make PASIC hotel reservations by visiting http://www.wynjade.com/pasic16, calling the PASIC Housing Bureau at 877-557-5332 (US & Canada) or 972-349-5856 (International), or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Where can I contact PAS with any questions?
If you have questions, please call our office: (317) 974-4488 or email us: email@example.com.
The Percussive Arts Society (PAS) is the world's largest percussion organization, with over 6,000 passionate subscribers from all over the globe. PAS hosts the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) annually, featuring the top names in drumming and percussion from around the world.
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