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About PASIC Volunteering

PASIC is the largest percussion event in the world featuring over 120 concerts, clinics, master classes, labs, workshops, panels and presentations. The finest artists from all over the world are invited to present and perform at PASIC. The program showcases all areas of percussion, including: drumset, marching, keyboard, symphonic, world, recreational, education, music technology, new music, and health & wellness.

We are seeking numerous hard working and enthusiastic individuals to lend their time, talent, and knowledge to this exciting international event. The Percussive Arts Society is working hard to ensure that this convention is a huge success for both the performers and the attendees. Please join us; we need your help to make this event happen!

PASIC Volunteers

Key Information

All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age by the beginning of their first shift.

There is a wide range of responsibilities available. Please be sure to review all available positions and their descriptions before choosing the area(s) in which you are interested. Volunteers will be asked to register for two (2) shifts. Each shift is an average of 4–5 hours. Certain positions may require constant activity during a shift, and/or standing for long periods of time.

All volunteers will be provided with a PASIC Event Volunteer T-shirt. Please wear the provided t-shirt, along with comfortable shoes, and either non-distressed jeans, khakis, or black pants for all shifts.

All volunteers will participate in a brief training session designed to familiarize each individual on all planned activities. Volunteers will be briefed on basic skills, specific responsibilities and given an overview of event locations. The training session will take place at the beginning of your shift.

Volunteer Positions

This position handles all registration for the conference, including pick-up of all badges, passes and tickets, and serves as a general information desk representative for PASIC.

This position will assist in the sales of PAS and PASIC merchandise.

This position will assist our staff in the PASIC expo hall. Tasks include walking the expo floor, reminding attendees of the sound policy, and communicating with PAS staff and committee leaders regarding any policy violations.

As a volunteer during the PASIC Individual & Ensemble Competition, you will work along-side the competition judges and PAS Marching Committee members. Your primary responsibility is to ensure the festival runs smoothly and that the participants have a positive experience. This can include assisting with moving equipment, running sheets for judges, or many other jobs. This event takes place on Friday of PASIC.

This group of individuals will assist the Percussion Ensemble Committee in running the Concert Chamber Percussion Ensemble Competition on Thursday (university/college ensembles) and Friday (high school ensembles) of PASIC. Responsibilities include running scoresheets for the judges, assisting ensembles with doors and moving equipment, and keeping ensembles on schedule in the warm-up area. 

*Please Note: The deadline for PASIC registration refunds is October 31, 2024. No refunds on purchased registrations will be available after this date, even if you register to work as a Volunteer.

If you have any questions about volunteering at PASIC 2024, please email


  • Receive a free four-day pass to participate in the convention (up to $350 value)
  • Complimentary PASIC event volunteer T-shirt
  • Help enhance the experience of PASIC attendees
  • Be a part of the PASIC experience


Wednesday, November 13 — Saturday, November 16, 2024

Indiana Convention Convention Center
100 S Capitol Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Questions on volunteering? Please call (317) 974-4488 or email