The CrownPERCUSSION ensemble has been invited to perform at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention.
This is the first time the full Crown Drum & Bugle Corps Battery and Front Ensemble has been invited to the PAS convention, which will be held the weekend of November 9-12, 2017, at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Crown will perform on Saturday, November 12 from 4:00pm to 4:50pm CST in the Sagamore Ballroom. Leading the performance will be Crown Percussion Director Thom Hannum and Front Ensemble Director/Arranger Jim Ancona, along with the Caption Supervisor, Travis Peterman, and the Crown Percussion staff.
An expected crowd of 2,500 will watch as both the Crown Battery and Front Ensemble perform excerpts of the 2016 show "Relentless". The session, entitled Behind The Music, will feature the production number Roxanne.
To endeavor on this journey back to Indy and to PASIC16, Carolina Crown will need to raise $10,000. This will cover the cost of hotels, food and transportation to take the 32 Crown percussionists to Indianapolis. This is where we need the help of our fans, friends, family members and supporters.
Only a handful of DCI percussion sections have been invited to perform at PASIC. The Santa Clara Vanguard percussion section performed in 2015. Other groups including the Glassmen (2007), Bluecoats (2007), Phantom Regiment (2008) and Cadets (2010) have also taken part in recent years. The first ever full drum corps percussion section performance was given by the Blue Devils at the 1980 convention.
Each year PAS hosts the largest percussion convention in the world, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), featuring the top names in drumming and percussion. In addition, domestic and international PAS chapters host Days of Percussion and other clinics in their regions throughout the year.
A donation to the Send Crown to PASIC Campaign will go directly toward helping us make this important trip. To be invited to perform at the Percussive Arts Society Convention is a tremendous honor for Carolina Crown. We need you to help us make this trip possible.