April 2016 Posts

Product Spotlight: Fun And Creative Products from Meinl


Summer is almost here, and that means there will be plenty of opportunities for music making. Whether you’re a gigging musician playing those outdoor acoustic patio gigs or just a hobbyist who enjoys playing around the campfire at the backyard cookout, the summer is a great time to make music with friends. Here’s a list of some great Meinl instruments guaranteed to make this a great summer of making music. We currently have these in stock, so stop by and try them out!


Cajons, Djembes, Bongos

Traditional String Cajon – http://meinlpercussion.com/goto/CAJ3MB-M

Snare Cajon – http://meinlpercussion.com/goto/CAJ1EB-M

Turbo Slap-Tom Cajon (pictured) – http://meinlpercussion.com/goto/TOPCAJ2WN

Bongo Cajon – http://meinlpercussion.com/goto/BCA2NT/EBK-M

Djembe – http://meinlpercussion.com/goto/HDJ3-L

Bongos – http://meinlpercussion.com/goto/FWB200NT


Other Creative Sounds

Bassbox – http://meinlpercussion.com/goto/BASSBOX

Mini Doumbek – http://meinlpercussion.com/goto/HE-1018

Heel Tambourine – http://meinlpercussion.com/goto/HTA

Heel Shaker – http://meinlpercussion.com/goto/HSH

Various Shakers – http://meinlpercussion.com/products/Product/PER-SHAKERS/PER-SHAKERS/

Cajon Add-ons – http://meinlpercussion.com/products/Product/ACC-ADDONS/ACC-ADDONS/

WGI Percussion Championship Wrap-Up

Victor J Andrew

Chops Percussion made the trip to Dayton, OH this past weekend for the WGI World Championships. We’re very lucky to have the support of many schools and independent groups that made the trip as well. Without these groups, our success would not be possible. Congratulations to the following groups for making it to the Finals round in their respective classes:

Scholastic A (PSA) Finals
Victor J Andrew HS – 1st Place, Gold Medalist
Zionsville HS – 5th Place
Greenfield-Central HS – 6th Place
Minooka HS – 9th Place
Milford HS – 12th Place

Scholastic Concert World (PSCW) Finals
Goshen HS – 3rd Place, Bronze Medalist

Scholastic Open (PSO) Finals
Lawrence Township HS – 13th Place

Scholastic World (PSW) Finals
Avon HS – 4th Place
Center Grove HS – 6th Place
Franklin Central HS – 8th Place
Ben Davis HS – 13th Place

Congratulations also to the following groups for their participation at the WGI World Championships:
PSA: Carroll HS, Norwell HS, Plainfield HS
PSO: Decatur Central HS, Clinton HS, Cypress Bay HS
PSW: Goshen HS, Lambert HS, Forsyth Central HS, Fishers HS
PIW: Legacy Independent

We’ll see you next year in Dayton!!!!

April News at Chops

Demo Gear/Clearance Items

Demo Gear at Chops Percusssion

Our demo list has been refreshed for the April Transmission. Follow the link below to view what’s been added and sold!

View the list on our website.

Zildjian Demo Cymbals from Midwest Clinic

Zildjian demo cymbals from Midwest

We’ve partnered with Zildjian at the most recent Midwest Clinic to bring you some great prices on the cymbals that were on display in Chicago. Visit the link below to view the list of cymbals that are still available.

Visit the list on our website.

Mystery Clinician Coming In May!

Mystery Clinician coming in May!

We’re "this close" to locking down a clinician for May, but we can’t quite release the name just yet. Needless to say, you’re going to love it.

Watch our Facebook and Twitter pages for the name, date and time over the next few days!

10 Things To Know About Percussion & Winds World Championships

WGI World Championships

Here’s a great article from the WGI Staff that will bring you up to speed in this year’s World Championships for Winds and Percussion.

How I Did It: Remo Belli

How I Did It: Remo Belli

How many of you knew that Remo Belli was an Indiana boy? There’s a whole lot more you’ll learn about him and his company in this INC. article.

It’s a great, quick read. Enjoy!

2016 Indiana Percussion Association State Finals

Chops Percussion was proud to once again be the presenting sponsor of the Indiana Percussion Association. It was an exciting day of performances, and the move to the Hulman Center at ISU gave the experience a whole new championship feeling. The weather created some issues, but the IPA board and ISU volunteers did a great job of making the experience great for everyone. We would like to congratulate the students, staff and parents of all the participating schools on another exciting year of great performances. It’s amazing what these young musicians are able to achieve, and the talent level seems to increase every year. Congratulations to everyone involved with performing and constructing these shows, along with all the support staff who made it possible for the students and staff to do what they do!

State Championship Medalist Results

Concert Classes

Scholastic Concert A (PSCA) – Basic Level

  • Lafayette Jefferson
  • Brownsburg
  • Twin Lakes

Scholastic Concert Open (PSCO) – Intermediate Level

  • New Castle
  • Castle
  • Munster

Scholastic Concert World (PSCW) – Advanced Level

  • Goshen
  • Fishers
  • Lake Central


Marching Classes

Independent A (PIA) – Basic Level

  • Cloverdale-Monrovia Independent

Independent World (PIW) – Advanced Level

  • Legacy

Scholastic A (PSA) – Basic Level

  • Zionsville
  • Greenfield-Central
  • Carroll

Scholastic Open (PSO) – Intermediate Level

  • Lawrence Township
  • Carmel
  • Decatur Central

Scholastic World (PSW) – Advanced Level

  • Avon “World”
  • Center Grove
  • Franklin Central

For a complete list of results and recaps, please visit www.indianapercussion.org

If you’d like to see some of the shows for the ensembles attending the WGI World Championships, there is a “Preview to Dayton” this Saturday at Center Grove High School, beginning at 5:30pm. You can find details on the IPA website.

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