On Saturday, March 26th, Mars Hill College hosted the 2011 Percussive Arts Society Western Regional North Carolina Day of Percussion that was coordinated by Zildjian Artist Dr. Brian Tinkel, Director of Percussion Studies at Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, NC. This day of percussion featured clinics by Andy Smith, Matthew Richmond, and Dr. Rob Falvo. In addition, the day featured concerts by the following percussion ensembles: Mars Hill College, University of North Carolina – Asheville, Appalachian State University, Piedmont Percussion Program, Western Carolina University, Wake Forest Independent, and Davidson River Taiko.
Sponsors for the event were North Carolina Chapter of PAS, Zildjian, Pearl/Adams, Remo, Innovative Percussion, Vic Firth, Dynasty, and Evans.