July 2016 Posts

Proper Nutrition and Hydration a Must for Marching Band

nutirtionWhen it comes to marching band, we tend to spend a lot of time thinking only about the notes being played or the steps being taken. There isn’t always enough thought placed on how to keep performers well-nourished and hydrated for maximum performance. Marching band, like any other sport, counts on members to be healthy in order to be successful. Make sure you (the director, parent, and student) are doing your part to keep yourself and everyone else on the field!

Here is an article from July 11, 2014 that was found at halftimemag.com. You’ll find that many of today’s top drum corps and marching bands put a lot of emphasis on proper nutrition and hydration. If you’re in marching band, you are an athlete; it’s time to treat your body as such! http://www.halftimemag.com/features/fueling-your-body.html

Accessory Mounting Options for Marching Drums

As the level of creativity in the marching activity continues to rise, we also find ourselves looking for ways to be more creative with the orchestration of marching drumline parts.  One way to do this is to incorporate auxiliary percussion sounds into the musical score by attaching accessories to marching snares, tenors and bass drums.  This makes it possible to add cowbells, jamblocks, tambourines, ribbon crashers, crash cymbals and hi-hats to your drums.  With a little work and possibly some drilling, you can even add bongos, doumbeks and other drums.
Here’s a list of the accessory mounts we’ve found are the most popular and most dependable for mounting other instruments to the drums to help you achieve that next level of creativity in your marching percussion section.

 

Pearl MUH-20 Accessory Mount for Snare Drums

http://www.chopspercussion.com/product?item=7024112

Snare attachment for Cowbells, Jam Blocks, Ribbon Crashers, etc.

  • Designed to attach to the tube lugs of a high-tension marching snare drum.
  • Features a 3/8″ rod to which you can mount any percussion accessory that has a matching 3/8″ receiver.
  • Also good for mounting the Lalo Davila Rehearsal Pad, and much more.

Pearl PCS-11 Accessory Mount for Bass Drums

http://www.chopspercussion.com/product?item=7022377

Bass Drum attachment for Cowbells, Jam Blocks, Ribbon Crashers, etc.

  • Designed to attach to the hoops of your marching bass drums.
  • Features a 3/8″ rod to which you can mount any percussion accessory that has a matching 3/8″ receiver.
  • Also good for mounting the Lalo Davila Rehearsal Pad, and much more.

Pearl MUH-10T Accessory Mount for Tenor Drums

http://www.chopspercussion.com/product?item=7026328

Tenor Drum attachment for Cowbells, Jam Blocks, Ribbon Crashers, etc.

  • Designed to attach to the rims of your marching tenors (triple-flanged hoop).
  • Features a 3/8″ rod to which you can mount any percussion accessory that has a matching 3/8″ receiver.
  • Also good for mounting the Lalo Davila Rehearsal Pad, and much more.

XL Specialty XLA-MAA Accessory Mount for Snare Drums

http://www.chopspercussion.com/product?item=7024127

Snare Attachment for Cowbells, Jam Blocks, Ribbon Crashers, etc

  • Securely mounts to the rim of any free floating drum
  • The universal F-clamp design provides multiple rod applications for cowbells, jam blocks, and ribbon crashers
  • Each rod comes with appropriate mounts, felts, and a memory lock to make set-ups quick, easy and consistent with maximum stability

Pearl MUH-10 Cymbal Mount for Snare Drums

http://www.chopspercussion.com/product?item=7020346

Snare attachment for Crash and Splash Cymbals

  • Designed to attach to the rim of a Pearl FFX marching snare drum.
  • Features a 3/8″ Z-rod to which you can mount crash and splash cymbals.

XL Specialty XLA-MCA Cymbal Mount for Snare Drums

http://www.chopspercussion.com/product?item=7024128

Snare Attachment for Cymbals and Splashes

  • Securely mounts to the rim of any free floating drum
  • Each rod comes with appropriate mounts, felts, and a memory lock to make set-ups quick, easy and consistent with maximum stability

XL Specialty XLA-MHH Hi-Hat/Multi-use Mount for Snare Drums

http://www.chopspercussion.com/product?item=7018085

Snare Attachment for Hi-Hats, Cymbals, Cow Bells Jam Blocks, Ribbon Crashers, etc.  This is the most versatile option of all marching accessory mounts.

  • Securely mounts to the rim of any free floating drum
  • The universal F-clamp design provides multiple rod applications for hi-hats, cymbals, cowbells, jam blocks, and ribbon crashers

Each rod comes with appropriate mounts, felts, and a memory lock to make set-ups quick, easy and consistent with maximum stability

July 2016 News at Chops

Student Equipment Lists


School Supply Lists

For parents with kids in band for the first time, back to school can be quite confusing (especially with a young percussionist at home). Do you, the teacher, have a required list of sticks and mallets for your percussionists to get? We would love to have a copy of that here at Chops. A list of all of your required implements would be a huge help to us and would ensure that your student gets exactly what they need before their first day of band class.

This also helps us with keeping your required implements in stock, so that no child is waiting on sticks or mallets when school starts. I know it’s hard to believe, but the first day of school isn’t that far away. Let’s work together and make sure your student is 100% prepared before they walk into your band room.

Please e-mail your list to chops@chopspercussion.com and we’ll do our very best to make sure we have what your student needs in stock. Thanks for the help and enjoy the rest of your summer!


Demo Gear/Clearance Items


Demo Gear at Chops Percusssion

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

View the list on our website.




In Need of Exercise? Consider Drumming

We all see things plastered on the internet about activities that improve one’s physical well-being, but many people would be shocked to know that drumming is one of those things. There have been many studies done to back this up, but the article featured here is one of the more popular studies done on the relationship between drumming and physical fitness. So the next time you’re thinking of ways to get in shape, maybe you choose the drums instead of the treadmill!

Rock drummers ‘are top athletes’
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7518888.stm