Derek Felix Posts

Rhythm! After Hours with Drumming Legend Kenny Aronoff Next Wednesday, September 18th

Rhythm! After Hours with Drumming Legend Kenny Aronoff Next Wednesday, September 18th

Welcome back to the Chops blog. This week, we wanted to let you know about a special event happening at the Rhythm! Discover Center in downtown Indy next week. Kenny Aronoff will be in town for a performance and Q&A session. Kenny is one of the most recorded drummers in rock history, and his resume is loaded with legendary recording artists. To be able to sit and ask a musician of this caliber a question or two in such a laid-back atmosphere is a chance that will not come very often.

This event is 21 and over only, and the ticket price is $30. The price includes your admission into the museum and two free beers from great local brewery, Sun King (bonus!)

To see the schedule for the evening, please go to The time for this event is 6 pm – 9 pm. Kenny will begin his portion of the evening around 6:45 pm. To purchase your ticket for the event, please go to this link:

I will be there, so I hope to see you there as well!

Paige’s Music Staff Spotlight with Brian Travelsted

Paige’s Music has an interview series on their blog they call the Staff Spotlight. The latest episode featured our very own Brian Travelsted. Check out his interview below to learn about all he does here at Chops!

Upgrade Your Beginning Percussion Rental at Chops

Hello! My name is Derek Felix, and I am the manager of Chops Percussion. Chops is the drum and percussion division of Paige’s Music. If you’re still renting your child’s beginning percussion kit from Paige’s and it’s no longer being used, I want to let you know about our upgrade rent-to-own options.

To see what we have to offer, please visit this link:  here you will find all of your upgrade options, along with pictures and pricing information. You can also apply up to 18 months of your payments on your current instrument towards your new rental, which can lower your monthly payment!

If your child is showing a high level of commitment to percussion, now is the time to upgrade their instrument and take their playing to the next level. Please call 317-813-2070 or email for more information. We look forward to helping the percussionist in your home get an instrument they’ll love playing for years to come!

2019 DCI Recap

We had a great time at the DCI World Championships last week! Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Tama booth. We had a great time catching up with many of you, and hope you had a great time watching the incredible performances throughout the weekend.  Congratulations to the Blue Devils for winning another World Championship, and to the Blue Devils percussion section for taking home the high percussion award!

Thank you to Tama for making some room in your booth for us this year. Make sure to visit their website to see what they’re doing in the world of marching percussion and drum set!

Congratulations to all performers, staff members and volunteers on a great drum corps season!

For official scores, be sure to visit the DCI score page.

The Chops Basic Guide to DCI 2019

Welcome back to the Chops blog.  We’re busy gearing up for the Drum Corps International (DCI) World Championships, held right here this week in Indianapolis!  It takes place at Lucas Oil Stadium and surrounding areas.  The competition inside Lucas Oil stadium isn’t the only thing to see.  There are many events throughout the week, most of which are free and open to the public!

Here’s our basic guide to help you take in some of the action.