The California Percussive Arts Chapter hosted the 5th annual Percussive Arts Society Competitive Festival on Friday, May 5th, 2017. The Competition was held at the Fresno State Music Building and percussionists competed in the following categories: solo marimba, solo timpani, solo concert snare, and chamber percussion ensemble.

Congratulations to everyone who participated. The complete list of winners will be listed on the California PAS website. I was fortunate to serve as a judge for junior high and high school marimba competition.

The winning chamber ensembles were:

High School Percussion Ensemble
1st Place: Clovis West High School
2nd Place: Clovis North High School
3rd Place: Clovis High School

College Percussion Ensemble
1st Place: California State University, Long Beach
2nd Place: California State University, Fresno
3rd Place: University of the Pacific

Dave Gerhart

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