Drum Corps 2018 Season Preview

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We’re well into summer and it’s time for drum corps to hit the road!  For those who aren’t familier, drum corps (or drum and bugle corps) are marching ensembles (brass, percussion, and color guard) that travel throughout the country each summer rehearsing and performing in different cities at competitions. If you’re unfamiliar with the activity, clickHEREto find out more.

There are many opportunities to see drum corps in competition in Indiana and surrounding states. Here is a partial list of events.

May 2018 News at Chops

Percussion Equipment Evaluations and On-Site Repairs

Summer break is here and there’s no better time to get your instruments evaluated than now! Chops Percussion and Paige’s Music’s repair department are willing to send a trained specialist to your school to assess your percussion inventory.

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Marching arts and electronics. Chops can help!

Sounds systems can be intimidating and can leave directors wondering where to begin. Chops is here to help though! As the activity has evolved, so has our product offerings. More than just a drum shop, Chops is able to find the sound system and electronics that best fulfill your program’s needs.

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Improve This Summer With A Rental From Chops Percussion

Chops has several drum sets and keyboards available for rental that are perfect for home practice.

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Demo Gear Updates

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

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Previously Rented Practice Marimbas Available

Adams AMPD30 Academy Marimba

If you’re in need of a practice marimba for home practice over the summer, now is the time!  We currently have a good inventory of lightly used, previously rented Adams practice marimbas in stock and available for you to take home today.  These are also available on our rental plan at a rate of around 15% below the rental rate of a new instrument.  Give us a call and let us help you keep your chops up this summer!

The AMPD30 (top of page) marimba features the same Padouk bars as used on the Best –Selling Soloist Series instruments, giving the player a true graduated bar instrument to learn and grow with. Every tone bar of the Academy 3 octave marimba is hand-adjusted through the sixth overtone using the same bar tuning methods as the top of the line Adams Artist Series instruments. Only Adams is able to consistently produce in-tune instruments with a full and even tone for players at every level.

The AMPD33R 3.3 octave Academy Marimba with Resonators (below) is designed to be an affordable option that allows the intermediate student to work on many of the pieces written for a low A marimba, all while still having the full tone and projection of a full size marimba.

Adams AMPD33R Academy Marimba

Call us at 1-877-900-DRUM or email us at chops@chopspercussion.com.

Percussion Equipment Evaluations and On-Site Repairs

Summer break is right around the corner and there’s no better time to get your instruments evaluated than now! Chops Percussion and Paige’s Music’s repair department are willing to send a trained specialist to your school to assess your percussion inventory.

Dustin Smith, 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! Paige’s Music offers on-site repair for large percussion instruments such as timpani, mallet instruments, concert bass drums, etc. This service is intended to alleviate the need to send in large instruments with your District Manager and be without them for several weeks. If an instrument is not repairable, Dustin will recommend the best replacement options to best suit your ensemble’s needs.

No more waiting for your large instruments or going without because the instrument is waiting in the shop! Small percussion instruments can be paired with a large percussion instrument request for added value. If interested in an equipment evaluation or on-site repairs, please email Dustin at dsmith@chopspercussion.com for more information.

Director And Instructor Job List

 

This time of year we like to remind everyone that Paige’s Music keeps a list of the current job opportunities for both directors and instructors.  This is a repost of an article we wrote last May.

It’s that time of year, when director and instructor positions begin to open up around the state.  If you’re looking for a certified teaching position, a percussion director position, or part-time tech work, make sure to check the Paige’s Music  job openings page.

If you’re a director looking for extra help, please make sure to post the opening here so we can help send candidates your way!  It’s easy to do.  Head over to the Paige’s Music home page.  Hover over “JOB LIST” in the top menu and click on “Job Post Request”.  Fill in the form and click submit.  We typically have your opening posted no later than the next business day.

You can also access that form directly by clicking here.

Please let us know if you have any questions about the job list.