November 2016 Posts

Indiana Percussion Association Clinic Day 2016

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The 2016 IPA Clinic Day will feature artists with various percussive specialities. All students, directors, and educators will be able to choose between clinics and masterclasses throughout the day. They have also opened up one of the only wind clinics and cymbal clinics thanks to the X Academy and Seavine. The 2016 clinic day will truly have something for everyone! Any further questions can be directed to: president@indianapercussion.org

Please note that the cymbal and winds clinics are more expensive than the percussion clinics. There are more items given in these clinics and will be geared more in a teaching masterclass setting. Please plan to bring and instrument for these.

Highlights

BYOS will be back again this year with a hands on masterclass in how to perform many of their stick tricks. They will be debuting their ABC’s of stick tricks that explores a new musical language in which each student is challenged to learn in order to communicate new ideas with one another. BYOS will also be giving a group clinic at the end of the day with Amir on drumset and quads.

Practice More with the Remo Silent Stroke Heads and Zildjian L80 Cymbals

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As a young drummer, I sometimes had a hard time finding ways to practice. The desire to practice was there, but the noise associated with my practice drove everyone else in my house nuts. Today’s drummers have a little more luck in that department. There are some great products out there that can quiet your kit down, so that means more practice time for you! Two of the best products on the market for volume control are the Remo Silent Stroke drumheads and the Zildjian L80 Low-Volume cymbals. Now you can buy them both together! Introducing the Zildjian Quiet Pack (insert pack picture here).

If you’re unfamiliar with these products, check out this video from YouTube user, Buck A.:

The pack will sell for $349.95 and will be available for a limited time only. Email us at chops@chopspercussion.com or call 877-900-DRUM to place your order today!

2016 Bands Of America Grand National Championships

Over the weekend marching bands from across the nation gathered at Lucas Oil Stadium to participate in Music for All’s Bands of America Grand National Championships.

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On Wednesday evening the competition began with the Indianapolis Marching Band Tournament. The following schools from across the city participated:

Arlington Community H.S.
John Marshall Community H.S.
Northwest Community H.S.
Crispus Attacks Community H.S.
Broad Ripple Magnet H.S.
Emmerich Manual H.S.
George Washington Community H.S.
Arsenal Technical H.S.

November 2016 News at Chops

PASIC 2016 Pre-Sale List

Pasic Sale List for 2016

Chops will be manning the Pearl booth this year at PASIC. Because of that we’ve scored some great deals that we can pass on to you. Check out this list and let us know if there’s anything you’d like to grab before the booth opens on Thursday.

View the entire list on our website.


Why You Should Attend PASIC 2016

Audition Alert! – Indiana All-State Percussion Ensemble

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for #PASIC16!

The Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) is taking place this week in Indianapolis. Here are some great reasons on why you should be there. Guest post on the blog by Justin Ramirez of the Percussive Arts Society.

Read more on our blog.

Katarzyna Mycka Masterclass & Concert at Lawrence Central High School

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International marimba virtuoso Katarzyna Mycka will present a master class next Tuesday, November 8th at 7pm in the Lawrence Central Auditorium. The master class will be followed by a concert of her marimba quartet from 8-9pm. Admission is for both events is $10 at the door.

About The Performers:

Critics have given the internationally renowned marimba virtuoso and chamber musician Katarzyna Mycka the sobriquet “she who dances with the mallets”: “the greatest fluidity”, “perfect mallet technique,” and a “marvelous, rhythmic precision” are characteristic for the musician, who is able to simultaneously produce up to six tones on her concert marimba with the sixty narrow wooden bars and resonance pipes.

After receiving training in piano and drums, the artist born in 1972 discovered the marimba as her “ideal medium for musical expression” while studying at music academies in Gdansk, Stuttgart, and Salzburg. Numerous prizes and awards at international music competitions then followed: in 1995, first prize and audience prize at the International Percussion Competition Luxembourg for Marimba Solo, one year later first place at the First World Marimba Competition Stuttgart. Then followed stipends and invitations to master courses in the United States, Asia, and various European countries, through which the young musician soon developed a network in the music scene.