The Percussive Arts Society announced a list of clinicians and judges for its Marching Percussion Festival scheduled for Nov. 12 and 13, 2009 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Held as part of the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), the Marching Percussion Festival is recognized as one of the premier competitive events for indoor percussion. The festival features performances by high school and college individuals and ensembles from across the country.

New for 2009, Drum Corps International and Winter Guard International Hall of Fame member Dennis DeLucia and renowned percussionist She-e Wu will serve as clinicians for a non-competitive interactive educational session on Friday, Nov. 13. The clinic will give participants a chance to work with the two percussion gurus for up to 30 minutes. Other festival adjudicators include Tom Aungst (DCI Hall of Fame, Blue Stars), Troy Breaux (University of Louisiana at Lafayette), Scott Johnson (Blue Devils), Brian Mason (Santa Clara Vanguard) and Jeff Prosperie (DCI Judge).

The number of participants in the percussion festival is limited and performance slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications are currently available online at Deadline for entries is October 14, 2009.

PASIC represents the largest annual gathering of percussionists from around the world. The four-day series features more than 130 events on 13 stages and includes clinics, concerts and master classes in all areas of percussion. Other marching percussion session highlights include Sandi Rennick with the Phantom Regiment Front Ensemble, Lalo and Julie Davila with the Middle Tennessee State University Drum Line, marching percussion specialist Danny Raymond, among others.

Learn more about PASIC and the Percussive Arts Society.