VIC FIRTH SALUTES THE 2007
PERCUSSIVE ARTS SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

Attended by thousands of drummers and percussionists, with clinics and petrformances on twelve stages featuring many of the world's finest musicians, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) is THE “must see” percussion event of the year!

If you missed this year’s convention (or attended, but couldn’t take it all in), join VICFIRTH.COM as we bring you frequent video updates from Columbus – including clinics, performances and exclusive interviews from the Vic Firth family of artists and educators!

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TIM GENIS

Performance Clip
Timpani Clinic: Pitch
NEW Timpani Clinic: Finding a Pulse

CLICK HERE to view Tim Genis’ complete line of signature timpani mallets and snare drum sticks.

PREVIOUS DAYS VIDEO CLIPS:



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ALEX ACUNA & PETER ERSKINE

Opening Solo
Black Market Juggler

Check out Alex's Vic Firth Signature Timbale Sticks!


Alex Acuña's timbale sticks are designed to provide optimum response on timbales and cymbals. In hickory.


Check out Peter's Vic Firth Signature Sticks!

An extra long taper and tear drop tip for enhanced cymbal response. Beefed-up shaft for extra power. Also available with in nylon! L=16", Dia.=.575"
   

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DAVE WECKL

Opening Solo
Clinic Material

Check out Dave's Vic Firth Signature Stick!

Dave Weckl Evolution (SDW2)
A short tear drop tip on a 5A shaft. Provides superior cymbal definition with excellent rebound. L = 16", Dia. = .563"
   

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GRANT COLLINS

Solo Composition clip #1
Solo Composition clip #2

Check out Grant's Vic Firth Signature Stick!
Features a rounded bead for great articulation on cymbals and drums. In maple for a quick touch. Available exclusively through Musiclink Australia.
   

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NDUGU CHANCLER

Opening Solo
Clinic Material


Ndugu's Vic Firth Stick of Choice:
 
Ndugu plays a custom Vic Firth stick which combines the dimensions of a 5A and 5B, with slightly shorter length and barrel tip.
   

OMAR HAKIM

Opening Solo
Omar's Q & A Session
Closing Solo

Check out Omar's Vic Firth Signature Stick!
Omar Hakim (SOH)
Round nylon tip for a brilliant cymbal sound. L = 16", Dia. = .585"
   

PETER RETZLAFF


Peter's Vic Firth Stick of Choice:
Long taper provides a great touch and sound on acoustic drums and cymbals. Light and fast for jazz and acoustic settings. L = 16 1/2”, Dia. =.563”
   

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STEFON HARRIS

Clip #1
Stefon's Q & A Session

Check out Stefon's Vic Firth Signature Mallet!
Designed with a large head for increased fundamental and a beautiful, lyrical sound. Capable of being both articulate and full sounding in all registers of the vibraphone and marimba. With rattan handles. L = 14 1/2"
   

SO PERCUSSION

“Shifty” by Dennis DeSantis

On this piece, So Percussion uses:

Carmine Appice (SCA)
The diameter of a 5B, a tip like a 5A at one end, a large heavy tip at the butt end. Produces a great sound on toms. L = 15 15/16", Dia. = .595"

LASSITER HIGH SCHOOL

“The Bells” by William Byrd, arr. Raush


The Lassiter High School Percussion Program is under the direction of Vic Firth Education Team Member, Michael Lynch.

Lassiter uses a variety of Vic Firth products, including mallets from the Pesante, Multi-Application and Orchestral Series.

Check out these photos from PASIC 2007!

     
           
  CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS
     Featuring clips from some of your favorite Vic Firth artists!