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Percussive Arts Society Announces Pasic 2007 Highlights

United States
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INDIANAPOLIS, IN, June 6, 2007 — The Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) will take place in Columbus, Ohio from October 31 — November 3, 2007. For the fifth time in the event’s history, Columbus will play host to more than 6,000 drummers and percussionists from around the world at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

PASIC is the world’s largest and most prestigious drum and percussion gathering that features more than 115 events on 14 stages with the leading artists in the percussion community. Session topics span a variety of areas including drumset, symphonic, marching, world and keyboard percussion.

“The Percussive Arts Society is very excited to be back in Columbus for our 32nd annual convention,” states PASIC Director Jeff Hartsough. “Columbus has consistently been one of the preferred locations by our staff, members, artists and exhibitors. The sessions we have planned this year will be certain to make PASIC 2007 one of the best to date.”

Evening showcase concerts will include performances by jazz steel pan pioneer Andy Narell, French keyboard virtuoso and composer Emmanuel Sejourne, Korean drumming ensemble Chung Ang Percussion Group and the Brazilian ensemble Trio Manari featuring master percussionist Naná Vasconcelos.

Drumset artists include Ndugu Chancler (Herbie Hancock, Michael Jackson), Paul Motian (Bill Evans, Bill Frisell), Lewis Nash (Branford Marsalis, Tommy Flanagan Trio), Walfredo Reyes Jr. (Carlos Santana, Steve Winwood), Rick Walker (Martin Simpson), Brann Dailor (Mastodon) and more. Mike McIntosh, along with the percussion section of the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps, will present a marching percussion clinic. Additional confirmed artists will be updated throughout the summer at www.pasic.org.

The convention’s International Drum & Percussion Expo will highlight more than 120 industry exhibitors showcasing the latest in percussion instruments, publications and services. The Expo will be open to convention attendees November 1-3.

The annual PASIC Indoor Marching Percussion Festival will take place on November 1 and 2. The festival features a competition of high school and collegiate drumlines and solo performers vying for top honors in this nationally recognized contest.

PASIC registration is available online at the PASIC website.

About PAS

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 9,000 members representing over 50 countries and serves as the central source for information and networking for drummers and percussionists of all ages.
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