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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:

March 2017 News at Chops

Visit Us At IPA State Prelims and State Finals!

Visit us at IPA State Prelims & State Finals

Indoor Percussion season is in full swing and we’re proud to once again be the Presenting Sponsor for the Indiana Percussion Association. This weekend starts the march to state finals, with State Prelims and Divisional Finals at Avon High School and Decatur Central High School. Check out the schedules at the links above.

IPA State Championships will once again be held in Hulman Center, on the campus of Indiana State University in Terre Haute. Once this weekend’s preliminary events are complete, the State Finals schedule will be available here.

We’ll be running a booth at state prelims (Avon site) and state finals, so if you’re attending either of these, make sure to stop by and say hi! We’ll have lots of sticks, practice pads, mallets, stick bags, t-shirts, and many other items to choose from. It would be a great time to try out all the different sticks and pads and take something home!

If you go to any shows, let us know what you think on our Facebook page! If you wear a Chops Percussion shirt, make sure to post a pic to our Facebook or Twitter page!

For more information on events, schedules, venues, ticket sales and more, visit the Indiana Percussion Association (IPA) website.


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.


Chops Closed for State Prelims & State Finals

Chops closed on 3/18/17 & 4/1/17

Due to our heavy involvement with the Indiana Percussion Association we will be closed on Saturday, March March 18, 2017 to support them at their State Prelims competition. We will also be closed for IPA State Finals on Saturday, April 1, 2017 (no foolin’).

We will resume regular hours on Monday, April 3rd. Thank you for your understanding!.

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.