Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 69 - Joshua Simonds, post PASIC

The return of the Percussive Arts Society (PAS) Executive Director Joshua Simonds!  Joshua talks about the success of PASIC 2017 (01:20), his schedule post-PASIC (08:20), the physical set up for the conference (16:20), Rhythm Discovery, PASIC surprises and getting ready for next year (23:00), other conferences he attends during the year (34:20), growing up in southern CA, watching space shuttles and sports (36:25), his high school experiences as percussionist and drum major (48:00), going to Long Beach State (CA) for undergrad (53:10), his college year abroad in the U.K. (57:20), getting his Master’s in Arts Management at American University (DC) (01:06:40), meeting his spouse (01:15:55), and has time for Random-Ass Questions (01:23:50).

Finishing with a rave on the TV series GLOW (01:37:20).


Joshua Simonds on Pete's Percussion Podcast, part 1

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Blue Man Group

Blue Devils

Johnathan Scales

Steve Smith

Excel Signs

Gene Krupa

Buddy Rich

Louie Bellson

Chad Wackerman Trio

Midwest Band Clinic



Music For All Symposium


Chicago Drum Show

League of American Orchestras


Frank Zappa

Edwards Air Force Base

Chris Hart

Gregg Bissonette

Dave Gerhart

Velvet Knights

Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting


GLOW Season 1 trailer