PASIC 2009 by ProQuest

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The three-day event included performance clinics, roundtables, and an exhibition floor featuring wares from many of the top percussive instrument and accessory manufacturers, music publishers, and several retailers. The proximity of the two events boosted the number of young people teeming the PASIC show floor, and the many school groups in attendance abetted the typical deafening cacophony of eager drummers testing gear.

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        PASIC 2009



            T       he Percussive Arts Society’s 2009 International
                    Convention (PASIC), took place in Indianapolis,
                    Indiana from November 11-14. The three-day
                    event included performance clinics, roundtables,
            and an exhibition floor featuring wares from many of the
            top percussive instrument and accessory manufacturers,
                                                                              music publishers, and several retailers. While some
                                                                              exhibitors opted to scale back their booth sizes and
                                                                              displays as compared to years past, there was no shortage
                                                                              of foot traffic on the exhibition floor, and the mood was
                                                                              decidedly optimistic about the future of the percussion,
                                                                              and greater MI, industry.


                Adjacent to PASIC’s Indianapolis       cacophony of eager drummers testing           piece of the new museum features original
            Convention Center location is Lucas Oil    gear.                                         drum sets of two of the all-time legends,
            Stadium, which was hosting the Bands          The convention also featured the           Buddy Rich and Gene Kruppa.
            of America Grand National Champion-        soft opening of a new PAS museum, the            Back on the convention’s showroom
            ships Finals Competition. The proxim-      Rhythm! Discovery Center, which, lo-          floor, MMR caught up with a few exhibi-
            ity of the two events boosted the number   cated in downtown Indianapolis, houses        tors who shared their thoughts on the
            of young people teeming the PASIC show     percussive instruments from around the        2009 show, and what to expect from the
            floor, and the many school groups in at-    world along with interactive displays, vid-   economy – as it pertains to the percus-
            tendance abetted the typical deafening     eos and other multimedia. The center-         sion market – going forward.

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      Shawn Lafrenz
      Pearl Corporation
      It’s been a great show
      so far. We’re really
      pleased with the num-
      ber of people through                         The Percussive Arts Society’s debuted their new museum, the Rhythm! Discovery Center, in
      the show early on. We                         downtown Indianapolis.
      like to think it’s be-
      cause of the draw we create at our booth,
      of course, but obviously there are many
      drummers here. 
								
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