Blogging, Twitter, Tumblr, and personal web sites are great tools to use in the digital age to communicate your thoughts about marimbas. Sometimes you also just need to use “old school” communication methods like writing an article for the Percussive Arts Society (PAS) chapter newsletter.
For those of you not familiar with PAS, it is the “world’s largest percussion organization and is considered the central source for information and networking for percussionists and drummers of all ages.” I have been a member of this organization since I was in college when I started playing the marimba seriously (1992).
This organization is divided into chapters and the Minnesota chapter hosts a yearly “Day of Percussion” which is a fantastic opportunity to network with other percussionists. Back in March 2002, I wrote an article for the chapter newletter which summarized that year’s Day of Percussion. My article is on page 4.
What makes PAS strong is the contribution of its members. So get out there and write an article for your local chapter!