The competition will take place on Thursday evening, November 14, 2019. 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.


Info coming soon!


A “Non-Competitive Format” where two accomplished and experienced clinicians will evaluate your group’s performance, and work with your students for up to 30 minutes.

Iain Moyer - Clinician

Dr. Iain Moyer has served as the Front Ensemble Arranger for The Boston Crusaders since 2017. Previously, Moyer has served on the Percussion Staff of The Cadets as an arranger and instructor.  During Moyer’s tenure The Cadets won their 10th DCI World Championship in 2011 and the Cadets Percussion section received the 2013 Fred Sanford Award for Best Percussion Performance.

Moyer is the Director of Athletic Bands and Music Programs Recruiter at Widener University. As Director of Athletic Bands, he oversees all aspects of the Widener University Marching Band and Basketball Pep Band. Moyer also directs the Widener Percussion Ensemble and teaches private lessons.

Iain Moyer is a signature artist with Vic Firth and is endorsed by Remo, Yamaha, and Zildjian.

Roger Carter - Clinician

Roger Carter has decades of drumming experience. He was first introduced to the world of marching percussion as a student at Mission Viejo High School, and continued his drumming development in Southern California with the Kingsmen and the Velvet Knights. Afterward he spent four years as a member of the Concord Blue Devils, culminating with two years as center snare/section leader, a DCI championship title, and a high percussion award. He then spent six years as a staff member with the Blue Devils, winning three DCI titles and two high percussion awards. Roger continued his drum corps teaching experience with the Crossmen and later the Madison Scouts. 

He has worked with Riverside Community College, the Freelancers (where he was battery caption head/arranger from 2002-2009), and spent ten years as a battery instructor for James Logan High School in Union City, CA. 

In 2012, Carter joined the percussion staff of the Bluecoats as a snare tech. In 2013 he assumed the role of Percussion Caption Head, a position he presently holds. He is also a battery instructor for Mission Viejo High School, Dana Hills High School, and Capistrano Valley High School in Southern California.

Roger Carter proudly uses Vic Firth Sticks/Mallets, Evans Drumheads, and is a performing artist with TAMA Marching Percussion.



All MarchingFest clinics and concerts will take place between Thursday, November 14 and Saturday, November 16, 2019. Please visit for full list of clinics and concerts.


All MarchingFest competitions will take place on Thursday, November 14 and Friday, November 15, 2019. Full details TBD.