PERCUSSIVE ARTS SOCIETY ANNOUNCES STEVE WEISS AS RECIPIENT OF THE 2013 PRESIDENT’S INDUSTRY AWARD

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – April 25, 2013: Every year, the Percussive Arts Society bestows awards to individuals and chapters within the Society who represent the continual growth of the organization’s mission of promoting percussion education, research, performance and appreciation throughout the world. The PAS President’s Industry Award was established to recognize those individuals in the Percussion Industry who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their field and outstanding support of the Society. Percussive Arts Society is pleased to announce Steve Weiss as the 2013 recipient of the President’s Industry Award.

Steve Weiss has developed an unparalleled career in the percussion industry and displayed unceasing support of PAS. His career began in the music industry over 50 years ago by building strong relationships with the top percussionists on the East coast. Throughout the years, his company - Steve Weiss Music - has established a reputation as the ‘go-to shop’ for all percussion needs around the globe.

John R. Beck, President of PAS, wrote, “Steve Weiss Music has been an invaluable resource for helping percussionists raise their level of performance for six decades providing instruments, music, and mallets to thousands of professionals, students, educators, and enthusiasts.”

“I’ve known Steve through the years as a customer, retail competitor, product manufacturer, and most recently as a resource for and supporter of the Percussive Arts Society,” stated Executive Director Jeff Hartsough. “He’s been through it all and has always been there to support the drummers and percussionists of the world providing an endless array of instruments and educational materials. There’s no one who better deserves the 2013 President’s Industry Award and the Percussive Arts Society is proud to present it to him”

Steve Weiss will be honored as the President’s Industry Award recipient at the PASIC 2013 awards presentation on Friday evening, November 15 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

About Percussive Arts Society
The Percussive Arts Society was established in 1961 as a non-profit music service organization. Its mission is to promote percussion education, research, performance and appreciation throughout the world. PAS is the world’s largest percussion organization with more than 7,500 members representing over 50 countries and serves as the central source for information and networking for drummers and percussionists of all ages. The Percussive Arts Society international headquarters is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. For more information about the Percussive Arts Society and PASIC, visit its website at www.pas.org or call 317.974.4488.
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