On March 18 and 19, the Pennsylvania Chapter of PAS held a Spring 2011 Day Of Percussion in Lancaster, PA. The event was hosted by Millersville University – Lancaster and organized through the collaborative efforts of James Armstrong (Elizabethtown College), Dr. Daniel Heslink (Millersville University) and Stephen Goss (Ephrata Schools). Zildjian Artist, Billy Ward performed as a Guest Artist during the event.
Also included in the days activities was a percussion ensemble festival featuring performances by Ephrata High School Percussion Ensemble (Steve Goss, director), Lancaster Catholic High School Percussion Ensemble (Paul Murr, director), Manheim Township High School Percussion Ensemble (Scott Siegel, director), Pennsylvania Academy of Music Percussion Ensemble (Steve Goss, director), Juniata College Percussion Ensemble (Dr. James Latten, director), and Millersville University Percussion Ensemble (Dr. Daniel Heslink, director) with comments provided by a panel consisting of guest artists. First Capitol Drumline (York, PA) and Millersville University Indoor Drumline also gave exhibition performances. The festivities closed with an evening gala concert featuring guest artist collaborations and appearances by Overdekte Brug PercussieTrio (Armstrong, Heslink, Goss) and the PA PAS All Star Percussion Ensemble.