The Individual & Ensemble competition will take place during PASIC!
ABOUT PASIC I&E
The competition will take place on Thursday evening of PASIC. 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. An Individual can compete in one of five categories: Rudimental Snare, Concert Snare, Tenors, Keyboard, and Timpani. An Ensemble must consist of 2-6 performers, and can compete in one of two categories: Marching (single instrument type such as snare, bass, cymbals, tenors), or Mixed (any combination of percussion instruments). Students may register for multiple categories if the schedule permits. However, PAS is unable to alter the schedule to accommodate participation in both events.
REGISTRATION OPENS SPRING 2020
COPYRIGHT CLEARENCE / PERMISSION TO ARRANGE
SELECTION OF PARTICIPANTS
Students may enter only one individual competition category through September 1. After that date, students may register to compete in additional categories for $75 per extra event. 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, 2019.
ENTRY LIMITS AND INSTRUMENTATION
- Rudimental Snare
- Concert Snare
All Individuals may play their instrument type only. For example, a solo snare performer is allowed to play multiple snare drums, but no other instruments. Marching ensembles may use auxiliary instruments. Auxiliary instruments may be attached to the instrument (snare, tenors, or bass drum) on a stand, or be picked up and played. But, the performer must continue to wear his/her category instrument (snare, tenors, or bass drum) while playing the auxiliary instrument. If your category instrument is on a stand, the auxiliary instrument must be attached or on a stand.
Accompaniment and electronics are not allowed.
All Individual & Ensemble participants will have a 7-minute interval, which includes set up, the maximum 5 minute performance time limit, breakdown, and the removal of all members and equipment from the performance area. Failure to adhere to the time limits for each category will result in a penalty, as indicated below.
Individual & Ensemble participants may NOT be accompanied. Manipulation of room lighting is prohibited. The stage dimensions will be available at a later date.
0.2 point for every 15 seconds over time.
2.0 points for each additional rule violation (to be determined by the Contest Director).
DIRECTORS, STAFF, CREW, & ACCOMPANYING FAMILY MEMBERS
No badge/ticket purchase is necessary for directors, staff, crew, & accompanying family members to watch Individual & Ensemble performances Thursday evening.
COPYRIGHT LAW COMPLIANCE
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, 2020. Without this documentation on file, individuals will not be allowed to perform at PASIC.