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August 2017 News At Chops

DCI 2017 Activities Guide

DCI 2017 Activities Guide

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.

July 2017 News at Chops

Student Equipment Lists

School Supply Lists

We sent this request out last year and heard back from many of you. We’re asking again this year just in case you’ve made changes to your list of required items for 2017.

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 an updated 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.


Product Spotlight – Pearl Reference Pure shell pack – Black Cherry

Pearl Reference shell pack in black cherry

Todd Sucherman was in the store last year for a clinic and it was incredible. And, so was the gear that he played. All that’s left is a Pearl Reference series shell pack in Black Cherry. We have it priced below school bid. It’s a 4 piece shell pack (10-12-16-22)

Click on over to see pictures from the clinic to see the price and how he had it integreated within his setup.

View the kit on our website.

June 2017 News at Chops

Demo Gear/Clearance Items

Demo Gear at Chops Percusssion

Our demo list has been updated. Follow the link below to view what’s changed since last month!

View the list on our website.


Drum Corps 2017 Season Preview

Drum Corps 2017 Preview

As the school year comes to an end the drum corps season is just beginning. Drum corps (or drum and bugle corps) are marching ensembles (brass, percussion, and color guard) that travel throughout the country each summer rehearsing and performing in competitions. If you’re unfamiliar with the activity, click HERE to find out more.

There are many opportunities to see drum corps in competition in Indiana and surrounding states. Here is a partial list of events. Be sure to check out the event information at www.dci.org.

View the list on our website.


Director and Instructor Job Opportunities

Director and instructor job openings.

It’s that time of year, when director and instructor positions begin to open up around the state.  If you’re looking for a certified teaching position, a percussion director position, or part-time tech work, make sure to check the Paige’s Music  job openings page.

You can also post an opening for a postition you need to fill. Learn how over on the blog!


Product Spotlight: Vic Firth Roger Carter Signature Stick and Ralph Hardimon Tenor Stick with Nylon Tip

New products from Vic Firth

We’re excited about a couple of new products released at WGI this year by our friends at Vic Firth. Both the Roger Carter Signature Stick and the Ralph Hardimon Tenor Stick with Nylon Tip are great additions to their catalog.

Head over to the blog to learn all of the details.

Level Up This Summer With A Rental From Chops Percussion

Level-up this summer with a rental from Chops Percussion!

Chops has several drum sets and keyboards available for rental that are perfect for home practice.

Pearl Export EXX725S Drum Set

Pearl Export Drum Set

This Pearl Drumset package includes absolutely everything you will need to get started on your path to drumming satisfaction, including a set of high-quality cymbals and a sturdy drum throne.
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Adams MSPV43 Soloist Series Marimba

Adams MSPV43 Marimba

Adams Soloist Series Marimbas offer the precision construction methods and many of the great features found on the Artist and Concert series instruments, and combine them with a number of keyboards and size options ideal for beginners and schools looking for a high quality, wood bar instrument, at an extremely affordable price.
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Adams AMPD33R Academy Marimba

Adams AMPD33R Marimba

The AMPD33R 3.3 octave Academy Marimba with Resonators is designed to be an affordable option that allows the intermediate student to work on many of the pieces written for a low A marimba, all while still having the full tone and projection of a full size marimba.
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Adams AMPD30 Academy Marimba

Adams AMPD30 Academy Marimba

The AMPD30 marimba features the same Padouk bars as used on the best-selling Soloist Series instruments, giving the player a true graduated bar instrument to learn and grow with.
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Adams AXLD35 Academy Xylophone

Adams AXL35 Academy Xylophone

The AXLD35 xylophone features Light Rosewood bars for a fantastic bright tone, and a durable lifetime of use. With the AXLD35, player’s have a true full-sized bar instrument that sounds in the correct octave to learn and grow with.
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Yamaha DTX522K Electronic Drum Set

Yamaha DTX522K Drum Set

The DTX522K features the DTX-PAD snare with newly developed tom pads, exclusive 3-zone hi-hat and cymbal pads, plus the incredible sounds and features of the DTX502 module in an affordable kit configuration.
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Yamaha DTX532K Electronic Drum Set

Yamaha DTX532K Drum Set

The DTX532K features the DTX-PAD snare, plus real hi-hat trigger and 3-zone cymbals that allows true drum playing techniques to be developed. The DTX-PAD provides snare head, open rimshot, and closed rimshot voices for authentic snare expression, and the real hi-hat trigger and stand lets you match your ideal setup.
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Rentals are only available for residents of Indiana. Please contact us for more information on our rental program.

Email: chops@chopspercussion.com
Phone: 317.813.2070 or 1.877.900.DRUM (3786)

April 2017 News at Chops

Compete in the PASIC17 Marching Festival & Concert Chamber Percussion Ensemble Competition

Compete at PASIC 2017

Recognized as one of the premier marching percussion festivals in the country, the Percussive Arts Society’s annual Marching Percussion Festival is an excellent opportunity to be critiqued by some of the leading percussion specialists in the field of marching percussion today. Categories include: