Registration

PAS MEMBERS & STUDENTS

Ready to register online for a 4 or 1-Day Badge?

An Active PAS Membership is required in order to receive the discounted Member Rate.
Please LOG IN to your PAS Account BEFORE attempting to register.

If you are registering as a “Student,” a current Student Photo ID is required to pick up PASIC Credentials.
You must be a full-time student 26 or younger.

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4-DAY BADGE

✓ Full access to all PASIC events (Wednesday, November 14 – Saturday, November 17)

PAS Member

*VIP, All Access, or Group Members

Non-PAS Member

Click here to learn about PAS Membership.

4-Day Badge

August 1 – October 1
(Advanced Registration | Online)

Non-Student
Member

$245

Student
Member

$180

Full access to all PASIC events, including DRUMFEST, concerts, clinics, master classes, labs, workshops, panels, presentations and performances
(Wednesday, November 14 – Saturday, November 17)

International Drum & Percussion Expo
(Thursday, November 15 – Saturday, November 17,
9am-5pm)

Marching Percussion Festival (Friday, November 16)

Accompanying Family Member: $95

x Not valid for Drum Circle Facilitation Workshop
(Sunday, November 18)

REGISTER
 

4-Day Badge

Valid May 1 – PASIC (Online)

Non-PAS
Member

$350

Full access to all PASIC events, including DRUMFEST, concerts, clinics, master classes, labs, workshops, panels, presentations and performances
(Wednesday, November 14 – Saturday, November 17)

International Drum & Percussion Expo
(Thursday, November 15 – Saturday, November 17,
9am-5pm)

Marching Percussion Festival (Friday, November 16)

Accompanying Family Member: $95

x Not valid for Drum Circle Facilitation Workshop
(Sunday, November 18)

REGISTER
 

4-Day Badge Pricing Deadlines & Rates

 August 1 – October 1 (Advanced Registration)
Student Member: $180
Non-Student Member: $245
Non-Member: $350
Accompanying Family Member: $95

 October 2 – PASIC (Regular Registration)
Student: $210
Non-Student Member: $295
Non-Member: $350
Accompanying Family Member: $95

 PASIC Onsite (November 14-17)
Student: $250
Non-Student: $400
Accompanying Family Member: $95

*PAS Members: As a reminder, you MUST maintain your VIP, All Access, International, or Group Membership through PASIC. If your membership expiration date is on or before October 31, 2018, you will need to renew prior to PASIC in order to maintain your registration.

1-DAY BADGE

✓ Full access to all PASIC events for 1 day of your choice (Thursday, November 15 – Saturday, November 17)

PAS Member*

*VIP, All Access, or Group Members

Non-PAS Member

Click here to learn about PAS Membership.

1-Day Badge

Valid May 1 – PASIC (Online)

Non-Student
Member

$110

Student
Member

$85

Full access to all PASIC events for 1 day of your choice, including DRUMFEST, concerts, clinics, master classes, labs, workshops, panels, presentations and performances
(Thursday, November 15 – Saturday, November 17)

International Drum & Percussion Expo
(Thursday, November 15 – Saturday, November 17,
9am-5pm)

Marching Percussion Festival (Friday, November 16)

Accompanying Family Member: $60

x Not valid for Drum Circle Facilitation Workshop
(Sunday, November 18)

REGISTER

1-Day Badge

Valid May 1 – PASIC (Online)

Non-PAS
Member

$165

Full access to all PASIC events for 1 day of your choice, including DRUMFEST, concerts, clinics, master classes, labs, workshops, panels, presentations and performances
(Thursday, November 15 – Saturday, November 17)

International Drum & Percussion Expo
(Thursday, November 15 – Saturday, November 17,
9am-5pm)

Marching Percussion Festival (Friday, November 16)

Accompanying Family Member: $60

x Not valid for Drum Circle Facilitation Workshop
(Sunday, November 18)

REGISTER

1-Day Badge Pricing Deadlines & Rates

 PASIC Onsite (November 14-17)
Student: $140
Non-Student: $165
Accompanying Family Member: $60

*PAS Members: As a reminder, you MUST maintain your VIP, All Access, International, or Group Membership through PASIC. If your membership expiration date is on or before October 31, 2018, you will need to renew prior to PASIC in order to maintain your registration.

COMBO TICKET

✓ Valid for 2 Single Sessions + Expo Hall Wristband

Open to PAS Members
and Non-Members

$50

Valid for 2 Single Sessions + Expo Hall

International Drum & Percussion Expo (Thursday, November 15 – Saturday, November 17, 9am-5pm)

*Please note, Single Session Tickets may be used for any two sessions taking place Wednesday, November 8 – Saturday, November 11. Wristbands are valid only for the day selected.

Sessions include any concert, clinic, master class, lab, workshop, panel, presentation or performance during PASIC

EXPO HALL WRISTBAND

✓ Valid for entrance into the International Drum & Percussion Expo Hall

Open to PAS Members
and Non-Members

$25

Valid for entrance into the International Drum & Percussion Expo Hall (Thursday, November 15 – Saturday, November 17, 9am-5pm), 1 day only

Friday Wristbands, only – Valid for entrance into the Marching Percussion Festival and Concert Chamber Competitions (Friday, November 16)

*Please note, an Expo Hall Wristband is valid only for the day selected.

x Not valid for PASIC Sessions (any concert, clinic, master classes, lab, workshop, panel, presentation or performances during PASIC)

SUNDAY DRUM CIRCLE FACILITATION WORKSHOP

✓ Sunday, November 18, Room 109, 9am-2pm

Open to PAS Members
and Non-Members

FREE

2018 Facilitator: Greg Whitt

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 The Drum Circle Facilitation Workshop is a 5-hour workshop providing facilitators at any level – beginner to advanced – the opportunity to enhance their facilitation skills by learning from a world-renowned drum circle facilitator.

This Workshop is FREE for all PASIC registrants and to the public! However, a registration is still required in order to participate. For those already purchasing a 4-Day or 1-Day Badge, simply select the Drum Circle Facilitation option upon checkout.

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FAQ

Have questions on your PASIC registration? You’ve come to the right place. Still need help selecting your badge or tickets? Please contact us. 

Which Badge/Ticket Is Right For Me?

Below are some common questions from our attendees.

“I want to see everything at PASIC!”

“I will be in Indy Thursday through Saturday, which badge should I buy?”

“I want to catch all of the evening concerts and a few sessions throughout the 4 days.”

✓ The 4-Day Badge would be best for you. This Badge will give you full access to all PASIC events.

“I can only make it on Thursday/Friday/Saturday, which badge should I buy?”

✓ The 1-Day Badge would be best for you. This Badge will give you full access to all PASIC events for 1 day of your choice.

“I want to attend the Marching Percussion Festival on Friday.”

✓ The Marching Festival/Concert Chamber Competition Wristband or 1-Day Badge would be best for you. A Marching Festival/Concert Chamber Competition Wristband will give you access to the Marching Percussion Festival and Concert Chamber Ensemble Competitions on Friday, November 16, as well as entrance into the International Drum & Percussion Expo Hall on Friday, only. The 1-Day Badge will give you access to ALL sessions on Friday, November 16.

“I want to attend the Expo Hall and a few sessions, which badge or ticket should I buy?”

✓ The Combo Ticket would be best for you. This Ticket will give you full access to 2 Single Sessions + the Expo Hall during regular show hours (Thursday, November 15 – Saturday, November 17, 9am-5pm).

“I only want to attend the Expo Hall.”

✓ You’ll want to purchase an Expo Hall Wristband. The Wristband will give you full access to the Expo Hall during regular show hours (Thursday, November 15 – Saturday, November 17, 9am-5pm).

*Please note, an Expo Hall Wristband is valid only for the day selected.

Please note:

• If you are registering as a “Student,” a current Student Photo ID is required to pick up PASIC Credentials. You must be a full-time student 26 or younger.

• Family members (with ID) must be accompanied by a registered attendee and may only attend the number of days as registrant.

• Children 12 and under are free with a paid registrant.

• If you wish to request a PDF or paper registration form, please email pasicreg@pas.org, or call our offices at 317-974-4488.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds are available prior to October 1, with a cancellation fee of $50. There are NO refunds for cancellations that occur after October 1 (this includes individuals who are offered badges from exhibitors). If you wish to cancel your registration, please call the PAS office at 317-974-4488.

Q: Do I have to be a member of PAS to attend PASIC?

No. VIP, All Access, and International members receive significantly discounted pricing for 4-Day and 1-Day passes, which include access to all concerts, clinics, master classes, labs, workshops, panels, presentations and performances.

Those who wish to participate as part of the Marching Festival events, except DrumLine Battle, require VIP, All Access, or Group Membership.

Tickets for individual sessions and concerts are available for purchase, along with entrance to the International Drum and Percussion Expo, and membership is not required for those individual purchases.

Q: How do I register for PASIC?

You can register online, mail in the registration form, or call the PAS office at 317-974-4488. You can also register onsite. The earlier in the year you register, the larger the discount on registration fees.

Q: What forms of payment do you accept?

If you pre-register for the event, we accept personal checks, business checks, school P.O.s and credit card (VISA, MC, AMEX, DISC). If you are registering onsite, only cash and credit cards will be accepted.

Q: Do I have to register ahead of time?

No. While pre-registering will save you time and money, you do have the option of registering onsite. Forms will be available at the PASIC registration desk in Indianapolis.

Q: What is your cancellation policy?

Refunds are available prior to October 1, with a cancellation fee of $50. There are NO refunds for cancellations that occur after October 1 (this includes individuals who are offered badges from exhibitors). If you wish to cancel your registration, please call the PAS office at 317-974-4488.

Q: Does PAS offer professional development credit hours for attending PASIC?

Yes. Professional Development Credit Log hour sheets will be made available prior to PASIC.

All sessions may be considered for professional development credit. Individual states vary. After attending your last session, please go to the PAS Show Office to receive an authorizing signature and seal.

Q: What do I do if I lose my badge?

If you misplace your badge, you will need to get a replacement from the registration desk. There is a $100 fee to replace a missing badge.

Q: What is the PASIC Sound Policy?

PAS has a strict Sound Policy during the convention. Please be considerate of others and adhere to the following rules:

  1. Instruments are not to be played for more than 20 seconds continuously.
  2. Volume level must be moderate (mf) or lower.

Failure to adhere strictly to this policy will result in the following:

  1. 1st Offense: Warning. Offenders Badge will be punched.
  2. 2nd Offense: 24-Hour Expulsion from the Exhibit Hall.
  3. 3rd Offense: Expulsion from the Exhibit Hall for the entire convention.
  4. Failure to cooperate with security will result in permanent expulsion from the entire convention and possibly future Percussive Arts Society events. All decisions by security staff are final. No refunds will be issued.

The above stated sound policy will be enforced and supported by the following measures:

  1. Sound monitors will be on duty in the exhibit hall during exhibition hours.
  2. Announcements in regard to the sound policy will be broadcast over the public address system in the exhibit hall at regular intervals.

Additional measures include:

  1. Sound monitors will be clearly identifiable with uniformed clothing.
  2. Sound monitors will be equipped with decibel meters and radios.
  3. Information about the sound policy will be disseminated to all exhibitors prior to the convention.
  4. Exhibitors that use amplification in their booth, including amplified TV monitors, are required to use headphones.

It is the intention of the Percussive Arts Society to find a balance with all exhibitors to allow the best possible experience for the largest amount of attendees. With everyone’s cooperation we can enjoy an environment that is acceptable for all and does not require punitive action by the Society against its members, either sustaining or individual. Thank you for your support and effort to make PASIC another success.

Q: How many people will be at PASIC?

Over 5,000 people attend PASIC annually.

Q: Can I take pictures/video/recordings at PASIC events?

While you are welcome to take pictures (no flash please), video and audio recordings are NOT allowed in any performance/clinic/meeting. A special media badge is required for those doing recordings, and PAS reserves the right to stop and remove any individuals who ignore this policy.

Q: Are committee meetings open to all PAS members?

Yes. PAS committee meetings are a great way to be involved as a PAS member. All committee meetings are open to any registered PAS member that wants to attend.

Q: I would like to help out at PASIC. What are my options?

If you are an active member of PAS, the Logistics Team allows you to help out at PASIC, receive a free t-shirt, attend for free, and have the chance to win prizes at the end of the convention. For more information on the Logistics Team click here.

Those who aren’t members of PAS are encouraged to join our Volunteers and Marching Crew. These individuals will also receive a free t-shirt, along with free admission to PASIC.

Q: When is the schedule for PASIC available?

While the dates for each year’s PASIC are usually available a few years ahead of the event, the lineup of concerts and clinics are posted in late August. However, the schedule is always subject to change. Be sure to download the Guidebook app for the most up-to-date scheduling info. There will also be a schedule available in the PASIC program, and on the printable grids, which will be available for download on the PASIC webpage.

Q: Where are all the events held?

The location of all the events and meetings vary from year to year, depending on the city where PASIC is being held. Details on which rooms the various clinics, concerts, competitions and meetings will be held in are available in the PASIC Guidebook app, the PASIC Program, and the PASIC grids. PASIC 2018 will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana at the Indiana Convention Center.

Q: How accessible is the convention from the hotel/airport?

Again, this answer varies on which city PASIC is being held in, but PAS always make an effort to make sure there is a good quantity of hotels within a short distance to the convention center.  Shuttles to and from those hotels to the airport are also a strong consideration of ours. For more detailed travel information on this year’s PASIC visit our Travel Information and City Guide section.

Q: Is there an official hotel for PASIC? Are there group rates available?

Yes. There are several hotels offering discounts for PASIC attendees through mci USA, the official PASIC Housing Bureau. You may make PASIC hotel reservations by calling the PASIC Housing Bureau at 877-557-5332 (US & Canada) or 972-349-5856 (International). For groups reserving more than 10 rooms, you must call the PASIC Housing Bureau for assistance. To avoid being charged a no-show fee from the hotel, you must cancel your reservation prior to the cancellation policy stated on your hotel confirmation.