The Individual & Ensemble competition will take place during PASIC!

The Process

Individuals and Ensembles are divided into High School and University divisions, with the oldest member of an Ensemble determining the division in which they compete. Students may register for multiple categories if the schedule permits. However, PAS is unable to alter the schedule to accommodate participation in both events.

Competition Details

PAS MEMBERSHIP

All participants must be current members of the Percussive Arts Society at the individual level (VIP, All-Access, or International), or part of an active Group Membership, through November 30, 2021. Participating students can join PAS, or renew their membership, at pas.org.

VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

PLEASE NOTE: In order to attend PASIC 2021, you must be able to verify that you are, or will be, fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to attending PASIC, November 10-13, 2021, in Indianapolis, Indiana. If you have a medical condition that prevents you from receiving the vaccination, you will need to email pasic2021@pas.org in advance with proof of your exemption. No one will be able to receive their PASIC badge or wristband without being vaccinated or submitting advance proof of exemption.

PARTICIPANTS

There is NO registration fee for an individual to participate in the Individual & Ensemble competition. Individuals and Ensembles must be registered to attend PASIC 2021. Sign-ups will be available on a first-come first-served basis until the competition is full.

ELIGIBILITY
Any high school or full-time undergraduate university student may enter. Ensemble members MAY be comprised of students from multiple schools as long as they are full-time students.
COPYRIGHT CLEARENCE / PERMISSION TO ARRANGE

PAS requires all individuals and ensembles to document copyright law compliance. Please complete the Copyright Clearance form including the composer, arranger, and copyright owner for each selection to be performed, even if you own the copyright. If you are performing an arrangement of a copyrighted work, submit the Request for Permission to Arrange form to the copyright holder. Please note that the copyright holder is not always the composer of the work. Arranging permission is NOT required for any performance cuts that are made for timing considerations. Completed forms must be submitted to PAS no later than October 1, 2021. Without this documentation on file, individuals will not be allowed to perform at PASIC.

SELECTION OF PARTICIPANTS
  • Entries must include a completed Registration Form. Entries will be accepted in the order they are submitted, emailed, faxed, or postmarked. Performance order will be determined by the reverse order of entry (the first entry received will perform last, second entry will perform next to last, etc.). If applications are postmarked on the same day, performance order will be determined by a random draw at the PAS office. Only 20 Individuals will participate in each solo category, and 12 for each ensemble category.
  • Students may enter only one individual competition category through September 1. After that date, students may register to compete in additional categories. Please note: schedules are unable to be altered in consideration of students competing in multiple events.
  • A category must have at least two participants to be considered a competition. If there is only one participant in a given category, that individual/ensemble may perform in exhibition for comments only.
  • All registration forms and documentation must be received by PAS no later than October 1, 2021.
INSTRUMENTATION
  • Each Individual & Ensemble participant is responsible for providing, moving, and storage of their own equipment.
  • Individual Categories: Marching Snare, Concert Snare, Tenors, Keyboard, and Timpani.
    Ensemble Categories: Marching (Marching Snare, Tenors, Bass, Cymbals) and Mixed.
  • The use of electronics is allowed in all categories. PAS will provide speakers for each room. The performer is responsible for playback device(s) (computer, interface, patch cables, etc.), set up and testing of playback device(s) in the allotted set up time. Live accompaniment is not allowed.

Before registering for the Individual & Ensemble Competition, please review the full set of guidelines found here.

Post Registration

PAS requires all individuals and ensembles to document copyright law compliance. Please complete the Copyright Clearance form including the composer, arranger, and copyright owner for each selection to be performed, even if you own the copyright. If you are performing an arrangement of a copyrighted work, submit the Request for Permission to Arrange form to the copyright holder. Please note that the copyright holder is not always the composer of the work. Arranging permission is NOT required for any performance cuts that are made for timing considerations. Completed forms must be submitted to PAS no later than October 1, 2021. Without this documentation on file, individuals will not be allowed to perform at PASIC.