Days of Percussion

The Florida Chapter of PAS traditionally holds three state-wide PAS Days of Percussion:  The Northwest Florida Day of Percussion (Terry Sanders, host, Pensacola) in September, the Naples Percussion Summit (John Evans, host, Naples) also in September, and the Spring PAS Day of Percussion in the central Florida area.

2016-2017 Florida Day of Percussion:

April 1, 2017 - Our annual statewide Day of Percussion will take place at the University of Central Florida (Kirk Gay and Thad Anderson, hosts).  Details are still being coordinated, but the event is already shaping up nicely.  A large portion of the day will be dedicated to percussion ensemble performances by groups from around the state.  If you have interest in having your ensemble take part in the day with a performance, please contact Thad Anderson directly via email (tra@ucf.edu). Jeff Moore, Tom Hurst, and Andy Harnsberger will be guest artists for the event. 


2013-2014 Florida Days of Percussion:

September 21, 2013 - The Naples Philharmonic and the Florida Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society are once again sponsoring Percussion Summit 2013 on Saturday, September 21st. The event will feature percussionists from the Naples Philharmonic, Florida Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony, and Orlando Philharmonic. Guest clinicians are rudimental snare drummer Danny Raymond and Latin specialist Ruben Alvarez.  Ticket prices are $20 adult and $10 student for the concert.  Anyone that buys a concert ticket will have free admission to the clinics.

 
The event takes place at the Artis-Naples (formerly the Philharmonic Center for the Arts), 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples, FL, 34108. The clinic session runs from 3 PM to 6 PM, and the concert begins at 8 PM
Current PAS members must purchase a concert ticket to attend the concert. If a PAS member only wants to attend the clinic, they can reserve a free ticket by contacting John Evans before September 14 at Jandjevans@aol.com.
 
Anyone traveling from out of town can receive a special hotel rate of $65 at the Inn of Naples, 4055 Tamiami Trl N, Naples, FL, 34103. Ask to speak with Sara Booker.  Her number is 239-649-5500, ext.197. You must tell her you are attending the Percussion Summit clinic to receive this rate.
 
More information can be found at Percussion Summit on Facebook and at ArtisNaples.org.
September 28, 2013 - The annual Northwest Florida Day of Percussion hosted by Terry Sanders at Escambia High School in Pensacola. Terry has another great day lined up and the event will feature renowned percussionist, adjudicator, and educator Michael McIntosh.  Attached is a flyer with additional details about the event.
March 29, 2014 - Our annual statewide Day of Percussion will take place at Florida Southern College (David Coash, host).  Details are still being coordinated, but the event is already shaping up nicely.  A large portion of the day will be dedicated to percussion ensemble performances by high school and college groups from around the state.  If you have interest in having your ensemble take part in the day with a performance, please contact Dr. Coash directly via email (davecoash@gmail.com).



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