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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.

October 2016 News at Chops

Demo Gear/Clearance Items – September Updates

Demo Gear at Chops Percusssion

October brings a fresh update to our demo gear/clearance list. Head on over to the demo page to see what’s been added.

View the entire list.

Audition Alert! – Indiana All-State Percussion Ensemble

Audition Alert! – Indiana All-State Percussion Ensemble


Directors – We want to make sure you’re aware of this great opportunity for your most outstanding young percussionists. The experience of being involved in the All-State Percussion Ensemble is very rewarding in itself, but also comes with the added bonus of working with world-class performer, educator and featured guest, Casey Cangelosi.

Read more.

It’s All In The Bag

It’s All In The Bag

Today we’re going to cover the different options available for stick and mallet packs. There are great options for starting a young percussionist, as well as expanded packs for the intermediate student. These sticks and mallets should last for many years and can be used at every level (beginner, intermediate, high school and college).

Read the entire article.

September 2016 News at Chops

Demo Gear/Clearance Items – September Updates

Demo Gear at Chops Percusssion

September brings a couple of new items to the list, as well as a couple of items with lower prices. There are some fantastic deals on this list. Make sure you check it out ASAP. First-come, first-served!

View the entire list on our website.

Marching Season Is Here

ISSMA Marching Season


Fall is here and it’s already week 2 of marching season! Head on over to to see results from last week and to pick out which show you’re going to see this week!


College Marching Band Preview

College Marching 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. Read more >>

Read the entire article on our blog.

Product Spotlight & Special Offer: Lalo Quick Mount Practice Pad and Mount

Lalo Rehearsal Pad Special

Designed in collaboration with Pearl Artist and acclaimed percussionist Lalo Davila, the Lalo Quick Mount Rehearsal Pad provides a convenient way to stay productive during a slow rehearsal or just to keep your hands warm.

Follow the link to watch Lalo explain why he came up with the idea and take advantage of our special offer!

Remo Price Increase Coming Soon – Order Now For Best Pricing

Remo Price Increase

Remo has announced a price increase that will be effective on October 1st. Place your orders prior to that date to receive the best pricing on Remo drum heads.

Contact us via phone or email if you’re interested in these savings.

August 2016 News at Chops

Demo Gear/Clearance Items

Demo Gear at Chops Percusssion

Our demo list has been refreshed for August. Everything has been combined back to one list for your convenience. Plus, we added a few demo items that we’ll be getting from the Yamaha DCI Booth.

View the updated list on our website.

DCI Championships

2016 DCI Championships

It’s been an exciting drum corps season and the end is almost here. Make sure you make plans to see some of the action next week as all the corps converge on Indianapolis for the DCI World Championships, where Lucas Oil Stadium will be the center of it all. Plus, Indiana residents can enjoy DCI Finals for only $19, and bring two children under 12 for free!

You can find more info on the DCI website.

Come visit us in the Vic Firth booth at DCI

Visit Chops at the Vic FIrth DCI Booth

We’ll be running the Vic Firth booth at DCI, so if you’re attending any of the events inside the stadium, make sure to stop by and say hi! We’ll also have special show pricing on Vic Firth sticks, practice pads, stick bags, t-shirts, and many other items. It would be a great time to try out all the Vic sticks and pads and take something home!


Audio Cables and Mics available at Chops Percussion

Microphones and cables available at Chops Percussion

It’s marching season. Now’s a good time to take stock of the audio gear you use for your pit and wind soloists, and make sure they’re all in good working order. If you need new cables or microphones, or just need some extra cables for backup, give us a call and we’ll get them out to you ASAP!