By Brent Lyday
Commerce – Texas A&M University-Commerce percussion students will perform Thursday at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in Indianapolis, Ind., an honor they received after winning the Percussive Arts Society International Percussion Ensemble Competition earlier this year.
"This is one of the highest awards a college percussion ensemble can achieve," said Dr. Brian Zator, A&M-Commerce director of percussion. "The students performing have been working extremely hard since the beginning of the semester and this concert is the culminating event of their preparation this year, and past years as well."
Students will attend multiple events throughout the convention, including concerts, clinics, panel discussions, drum circles, and competitions along with more than 7,000 drummers and percussionists from around the world.
Prior to the convention, the A&M-Commerce percussion students performed a pre-PASIC concert in Commerce, and gave performances at Harding University and Middle Tennessee State this week.
For more information about the convention and the upcoming performance visit www.pas.org.