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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.

January 2017 News at Chops

Demo Gear/Clearance Items – January Update

Demo Gear at Chops Percusssion

The new year brings a fresh new update to our demo gear/clearance list, with items from PASIC, Midwest and year-end clearance. Head on over to the demo page to see what’s been added.

View the entire list on our website.

Percussion Performances & Clinics at IMEA 2017

Percussion Performances & Clinics at IMEA 2017

If you’re attending the IMEA conference this week, here’s a list of performances and clinics with percussion interest you should check out. This year, there will be a special “Percussion Focus Day” on Saturday of the conference! There is an option to purchase a one-day Saturday pass for those that might want to take advantage of this, but cannot make the previous two days.

Read the entire article on our blog.

My First Drum Set

My First Drum Set article

We share this blog post at this time each year. Christmas is a popular time for kids to get their first kit, so it seemed appropriate to share this again. is a great resource for those just getting started in the world of drumming.

Read the entire article on our blog.

December 2016 News At Chops


Chops manned the Pearl Percussion booth this year at PASIC, and also brought some things back from the Yamaha booth. Because of that we have some great deals that we can pass on to you.

There are plenty of items available on the list! Take a look and let us know if there are any items in which you are interested. Lots of great Christmas gifts on here too!

View the 2016 PASIC list on our website.

November 2016 News at Chops

PASIC 2016 Pre-Sale List

Pasic Sale List for 2016

Chops will be manning the Pearl booth this year at PASIC. Because of that we’ve scored some great deals that we can pass on to you. Check out this list and let us know if there’s anything you’d like to grab before the booth opens on Thursday.

View the entire list on our website.

Why You Should Attend PASIC 2016

Audition Alert! – Indiana All-State Percussion Ensemble







Join us for #PASIC16!

The Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) is taking place this week in Indianapolis. Here are some great reasons on why you should be there. Guest post on the blog by Justin Ramirez of the Percussive Arts Society.

Read more on our blog.