Here are a few major events happening over the next few weeks that you should check out!
Bands of America Grand National Championships
When: November 12-15
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
Come see and hear the best high school marching bands from around the country. If you can swing it, the days for the best seats are the Thursday and Friday prelims, which are general admission seating. Saturday morning/afternoon Semifinals are general admission also, but more difficult to find good seats.
Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC)
When: November 20-22
Where: Indianapolis Convention Center
If you are a percussion educator, a student percussionist at any level, a pro drummer/percussionist or have any interest in drums and percussion, you need to attend this convention! There are concerts, clinics, hands-on sessions, discussion panels, labs, and an exhibit hall full of percussion products, music and books. You can sign up to attend with full access the entire time, or sign up for a day pass. It won’t be in Indianapolis next year, so don’t miss this opportunity while it’s in your back yard!
Indiana Percussion Association (IPA) Clinic Day
When: Saturday, December 13
Where: Franklin Community High School, Franklin, Indiana
This event is held regularly by the IPA as a kick-off day for the upcoming indoor drumline season. There are clinics for students and instructors, as well as an individual and ensemble competition. Instructors should be present for the IPA director/instructor meeting to go over details and changes for the 2015 season. If you are a young instructor, you need to be there!!!