PASIC Update

To our PAS Members and the entire Drum and Percussion Community,


On behalf of everyone at the Percussive Arts Society, we want to thank you for your ongoing support, and we sincerely hope you and your family, friends, and colleagues are staying safe and healthy throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 

After much consideration, the PAS Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to move PASIC 2020 to an online virtual event. Making this decision was not easy, but we believe it is the right decision for the safety of our staff, artists, members, students, volunteers, industry partners, and general attendees. 


Every year we eagerly await the middle of November, when we come together and learn from one another, are inspired by one another, see old friends, and make new ones.


Nothing can replace what it’s like to attend PASIC in person. However, we’re excited to reinvent that same unique experience you have come to rely on in a virtual setting. What’s even more exciting is knowing that a virtual PASIC will allow our members around the world, who are normally unable to attend in person, the opportunity to experience the unique gathering and sharing of artistry and innovation we celebrate each year in Indianapolis. We guarantee that the look, feel, and quality you expect out of an in-person PASIC will still be part of your 2020 virtual experience.


PASIC 2020 will be a two-day event held on Friday, November 13 and Saturday, November 14. Registration will open in early September, and Early Bird prices will be $50 for student members, $100 for non-student members, and $175 for non-members. Stay tuned to our social media channels and as we’ll be releasing additional details in the coming weeks.


While no one can predict the future, we remain optimistic that we will all be together in person next year in Indianapolis, November 10-13, 2021, as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Percussive Arts Society.

The Board of Directors and Staff
Percussive Arts Society 

What is PASIC?

Join PAS November 13-14, 2020 for one of the largest drum and percussion events in the world – the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC)! Featuring concerts, clinics, panels and presentations given by the finest artists from all over the world, PASIC 2020 will showcase all areas of percussion — drum set, marching, keyboard, symphonic, world, recreational, education, music technology, new music, and health & wellness.

For anyone truly serious about the Percussive Arts, the annual PASIC
is the
“Mother of all Percussion Events”

Steve Smith, Drummer/Percussionist