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September 2017 News at Chops

Demo Gear/Clearance Items

Demo Gear at Chops Percusssion

Several changes have been made to the list since August. Follow the link below to view what’s still available!

View the list on our website.


New IN Bands Website

IN Bands Website

Marching season is here!  There’s a new resource for Indiana marching contest information where you can find contest lineups and results, so share this if you know somebody looking for contest information for upcoming shows!  They’re still in need of information for many contests, so if you’re a contest host, please submit your info so they can be as up to date as possible.

Visit the new IN Bands website now!


2017 College Marching Band Preview

Chops Indiana college marching band preview.

If you are a fan of the marching arts, it’s hard to beat Indiana. Between drum corps during the summer, marching band in the fall, and winter guard and percussion during the winter and spring, there’s rarely a break between marching seasons. However, it’s easy to forget that there are many great college marching bands in the state.

Check out our college marching band preview on our blog.

2018 WGI Independent Percussion Auditions

Welcome back to the Chops blog. Audition season for indoor percussion is upon us and many of you may be considering marching in an Independent percussion ensemble this winter. Indoor percussion, although a relatively young activity, has become very popular, both locally and nationally, over the past 10-15 years. Over this time, many “Independent” ensembles have been started to give percussionists the opportunity to continue performing after they graduate from high school. It also gives those whose high schools do not have a performing ensemble, an opportunity to join and experience the thrill of performing in an indoor percussion ensemble. For those of you not familiar with this, there are “Scholastic” and “Independent” classifications in indoor percussion. Here is the class description from the WGI website:

2017 College Marching Band Preview

Welcome back to the Chops blog! Today we’d like to take the chance to preview the new college football season and several of our local collegiate marching bands.

If you are a fan of the marching arts, it’s hard to beat Indiana. Between drum corps during the summer, marching band in the fall, and winter guard and percussion during the winter and spring, there’s rarely a break between marching seasons. However, it’s easy to forget that there are many great college marching bands in the state.

Pageantry Innovations Demo Sale

Hello everyone!  Our friends at Pageantry Innovations are having a “demo” sale on some gear that was used by several DCI groups this past season.  We thought you’d be interested in taking a look through the list to satisfy some of your needs for this fall.

Please take a look at the list below and contact us if you’d like to get more information.

(Click the image above for a printable list)

DCI Wrap-up

We had a great time at the DCI World Championships last week! Thanks to everyone who stopped by our 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 on their 18th world championship title, and to the amazing Santa Clara Vanguard percussion section for winning high percussion!

Thank you to Vic Firth and Zildjian for teaming with us on the display booth.  Make sure to visit their websites to keep up with the latest trends in sticks, mallets and cymbals for marching season!

Vic Firth.com

Zildjian.com

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.