Tennessee State University AOB Drumline Participated in PASIC

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PASIC is a drumline battle that is held in Indianapolis, Indiana. It is a tournament style format where the winners continue on. Each show is 1.5- 2 minutes long. The winner is based off of crowd noise and 3 “expert” judges.

At any rate, we lost to UC Bearcats drumline in the 5th round.

halftimemag2:45pm via Facebook DrumLine Battle at PASIC round 5: Tennessee State vs University of Cincinnati. UC wins! fb.me/ZAA8s7x5

University of North Alabama won the whole thing.

As to why college drumlines challenge high school drumlines, I have no idea.

Below is more on the event:

The DrumLine Battle at PASIC will feature a wide range of groups from across the country including:

  • Lorena High School (Texas)
  • Waukesha North High School (Wisconsin)
  • Ben Davis High School (Indiana)
  • Lewisville High School (Texas)
  • Lamar University (Texas)
  • Indiana University
  • University of Michigan
  • Tennessee State University
  • University of North Alabama
  • Ball State University (Indiana)
  • University of Cincinnati (Ohio)

These 11 groups will put their best 1.5 to 2 minute marching percussion routines on the floor in an effort to out-perform and out-battle their opponents in an up-close head-to-head competition.

A special guest-panel of judges has been arranged to determine the winners which includes DCI Hall of Fame member Scott Johnson who serves as the percussion director for the Blue Devils, Thomas Burritt who serves as associate professor of percussion and director of percussion studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and rock drummer Jason Bittner who sits behind the set with the Grammy-nominated metal band Shadows Fall.


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