MHS students compete at PASIC

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Nearly 20 MHS band students competed at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis recently.

PASIC, which ran from Nov. 13-16, is in its 45th year and is the world's largest drum and percussion event. MHS percussion ensembles took fourth and ninth, respectively, in the chamber percussion division.

PASIC allows for students from around the United States to perform for a panel of judges and compete on several marching and concert percussion instruments. While attending, MHS students were able to participate in masterclasses, lessons, and view presentations from leading percussionists from around the world.

MHS students to attend this year's PASIC event included: Althea Wincek, Molly Warholic, Genna Bertalot, Annie Warriner, Sam Carey, Charlie Fenske, Avery Smith, Joseph Steimetz, Colin Keenan, Nathan Hall, Ethan Stafford, Max Balasubramaniam, Sebastiaan de Waart, Torin Braun, Jude Fleischman, Calvin Roberts, and Nicholas Hinz.

Students also compted in individual competitions. Bas deWaart took 16th in solo marimba, while Max Balasubramaniam took 15th in solo marimba. Ethan Stafford also participated in the solo concert snare division.

Visit the PASIC website to learn more.