2018 BOA Indy Super Regional Info

Some of the country’s best marching bands will come to Indianapolis this weekend to compete in the BOA Super Regional, presented by Yamaha. Check out the list of competing bands here: https://www.flomarching.com/events/6180440-2018-bands-of-america-indianapolis-super-regional-pres-by-yamaha/entries

This weekend’s regional will give many schools a chance to perform in Lucas Oil Stadium before Grand National Championships next month. The regional is also a great chance for schools that don’t compete at Grand Nationals to perform in a world-class stadium. Many of the performing bands are from right here in Indiana, but we’ll also see bands from all over the Midwest, Oklahoma, and Texas.

If you haven’t been able to get to a marching band contest this year, this weekend is a great time to change that. Best of luck to all competing bands this weekend!

Take Your Drumming to the Next Level with the NEW Pearl Decade Maple Rental Package

For several years now, we have offered a drum set rental package that included the Pearl Export EXX, Meinl HCS cymbals, and Pearl D790 throne. While the Export EXX pack is still available, we are excited to announce that we’re adding something new to our drum set rental offering.

For $69 per month, you will now be able to rent the Pearl Decade Maple set (Black Ice finish only) with 830 series hardware, a Sabin XSR cymbal package (14” hi hats, 16” and 18” crashes, 20” ride), and a Pearl D930 drum throne. We’ve had many requests for drum set outfits with upgraded drum and cymbal options, and this package definitely fits the bill. Do you want to hear the Decade in action? Please check out this video (best to listen with headphones or high-quality speakers):

To learn more about Sabian XSR cymbals, check out this video: https://sabian.com/en/videos/xsr/226055911

If you are a drummer, or have an aspiring drummer at home looking for an equipment upgrade, we hope you’ll consider the new Decade Maple package from Chops Percussion. Please feel free to call 877-900-DRUM or email sales@chopspercussion.comfor more details on our rent-to-buy program.

Chops Percussion and Meinl USA at PASIC 2018

Welcome back to the Chops blog. As you may or may not know, PASIC 2018 is right around the corner. We will be joining forces with Meinl USA once again this year, so we’re going to try something a little different this time around. What do YOU want to see in the Meinl booth this year?

Whether it be cajons, frame drums, or cowbells; we want to know what product(s) would bring you into the booth this year. If you have a product suggestion, please send it to sales@chopspercussion.com

We look forward to seeing you all the weekend before Thanksgiving in Indianapolis for PASIC 2018.

Evans and Promark are #builttocompete

In case you missed this clip at DCI Finals, here’s the initial video for Evans and Promark’s joint campaign:

Both Evans and Promark are widely used by many DCI and WGI groups, as well as marching band percussion sections all across the country. They are constantly working at making new and exciting products, as well as trying to make their current products better.

To keep up with the Built to Compete campaign, be sure to follow Promark and Evans on all their social media outlets. Just be sure to use the hashtag #builttocompete. You can also find the newest Promark and Evans items here.  If you have any specific questions about Evans or Promark products, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!

September 2018 News at Chops

Demo Gear Updates

The demo list has some fresh updates for the month of September. Follow the link below to see what’s been added and removed since June.

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Percussion Equipment Evaluations and On-Site Repair

Now that we’re back to full staff, Chops Percussion and Paige’s Music’s repair department are willing to send a trained specialist to your school to assess your percussion inventory. Brian Travelsted, our percussion repair specialist and sales associate for Chops, will work with you in deciding the best course of action to get your inventory back in its best shape!

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Product Feature: D’Addario’s Proprietary Mallet Manufacturing Improvements

We not sure if you’ve heard, but D’Addario has completely revamped its manufacturing process from the bottom up. Get the low down over on the blog.

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