The Percussive Arts Society (PAS) announced its 2020 annual show will be a virtual event due to COVID-19. It will take place Nov. 13 and Nov. 14.

The trade group is optimistic its show can return to an in-person in November 2021 in Indianapolis, which would also mark its 60th anniversary.

The letter PAS posted on its website regarding the show’s switch to a virtual event is presented below in its entirety.

“To our PAS Members and the entire Drum and Percussion Community,

On behalf of everyone at the Percussive Arts Society, we want to thank you for your ongoing support, and we sincerely hope you and your family, friends, and colleagues are staying safe and healthy throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

After much consideration, the PAS board of directors has made the difficult decision to move PASIC 2020 to an online virtual event. Making this decision was not easy, but we believe it is the right decision for the safety of our staff, artists, members, students, volunteers, industry partners, and general attendees.

Every year we eagerly await the middle of November, when we come together and learn from one another, are inspired by one another, see old friends, and make new ones.

Nothing can replace what it’s like to attend PASIC in person. However, we’re excited to reinvent that same unique experience you have come to rely on in a virtual setting. What’s even more exciting is knowing that a virtual PASIC will allow our members around the world, who are normally unable to attend in person, the opportunity to experience the unique gathering and sharing of artistry and innovation we celebrate each year in Indianapolis. We guarantee that the look, feel, and quality you expect out of an in-person PASIC will still be part of your 2020 virtual experience.

PASIC 2020 will be a two-day event held on Friday, Nov. 13 and Saturday, Nov. 14. Registration will open in early September, and early bird prices will be $50 for student members, $100 for non-student members, and $175 for non-members. Stay tuned to our social media channels and as we’ll be releasing additional details in the coming weeks.

While no one can predict the future, we remain optimistic that we will all be together in person next year in Indianapolis, November 10-13, 2021, as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Percussive Arts Society.

The Board of Directors and Staff
Percussive Arts Society”

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