February 2017 Posts

2017 PAS Indiana Day Of Percussion

2017 PAS Indiana Day Of Percussion - Saturday, April 8, 2017

Hello everyone,

I hope that you have all been enjoying your early Spring! The 2017 Indiana PAS Day of Percussion at DePauw University is coming up fast (Saturday, April 8th 2017), and I wanted to send out an update.

Check out our updated website with more information about the DoP!

I have also attached a flyer to this email that you can post and share with anyone who might be interested!

Guest Clinicians

This year we will be welcoming She-e Wu of Northwestern University, Brian Mason of Morehead State University, and local drum set artist Kenny Phelps.

Opinion: Glen’s Favorite Rock & Roll Instrumentals, Part One

Hey folks, welcome back to the Chops Percussion blog! I know it’s been a while since I rapped at you, but I’ve been busy not working on Saturdays. I’ll tell you, it’s been tough.

Today I’d like to start a brief series on rock and roll instrumental songs. A couple months back a friend and I started compiling a list of our favorite rock and roll instrumental tracks. We came up with a couple dozen off the top of our heads, then continued research on the internet. Eventually we came up with the following criteria for a track to make the list:

Songs that crossed over to rock and roll radio from another genre, such as jazz, were eliminated. For instance, fusion classics such as “Birdland” by Weather Report, and “Red Baron” by Billy Cobham were not eligible.

Songs that were largely instrumental, but included several words were also not eligible. For instance, a personal favorite, “David Bowie” by Phish was eliminated.

In part one of this series I’ll start with some of the better known classics. You may be familiar with these, because they’ve been on the radio at one time. Take the time to listen to each track and study the drummer’s

#1 – “YYZ”, Rush, from Moving Pictures

For further listening, be sure to check out the live version that later appeared on Exit . . . Stage Left, which includes a brief drum solo.

February 2017 News at Chops

Demo Gear/Clearance Items – February Update

Demo Gear at Chops Percusssion

We had several items move off of the list during January. Head back over now to see what’s still available and what’s been added to the list!

View the entire list on our website.

Third Coast Percussion Wins Grammy

Third Coast Percussion wins a Grammy

Third Coast Percussion won a GRAMMY for their Steve Reich album. Click to watch them perform with Ravi Coltrane soloing over Steve’s “Mallet Quartet” at the 59th GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony on Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles.

Welcome To The 2017 IPA Season – Guest Blog with Jason Hammond-Wood

Avon Indoor Percussion


Greetings All!

The Indiana Percussion Association Executive Board would like to take a moment to welcome you all to 2017 IPA season that kicks off this weekend with invitationals at Owen Valley High School and New Palestine High School. We are very excited for the season ahead of us as we march our way to the Hulman Center for State Finals on April 1, 2017.