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

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, 2019. Participating students can join PAS, or renew their membership, at pas.org.
COMPETITION FEES
There is a $75 registration fee per individual to participate in the Individual & Ensemble competition. For Ensembles, the registration fee of $75 per each participant must accompany your registration. This fee includes a Four-Day badge to attend all PASIC activities for the participant.
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, 2019. Without this documentation on file, individuals will not be allowed to perform at PASIC.
SELECTION OF PARTICIPANTS
Entries must include completed registration and payment. 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 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
Each Individual & Ensemble participant is responsible for providing, moving, and storage of their own equipment.

Individual Categories:

  • Rudimental Snare
  • Concert Snare
  • Tenors
  • Keyboard
  • Timpani

Ensemble Categories:

  • Marching
  • Mixed

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.

RULES
TIME LIMITS OF PERFORMANCE

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.

PERFORMANCE

Individual & Ensemble participants may NOT be accompanied. Manipulation of room lighting is prohibited. The stage dimensions will be available at a later date.

PENALTIES

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.

REFUND POLICY
Participation fees are non-refundable. A service charge of $25 will be charged for any returned checks. Please note: Individuals and Ensembles that are not accepted to perform will be refunded all participation fees. PAS is not responsible for any additional expenses incurred.

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.