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July 2016 News at Chops

Student Equipment Lists


School Supply Lists

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 a 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.




June 2016 News At Chops Percussion

Demo Gear/Clearance Items


Demo Gear at Chops Percusssion

Our demo list has been refreshed for the June Transmission. New additions include summer concert festival gear from Yamaha and Ludwig/Musser as well as some lightly used Pear gear from the Pacers High Octane Drumline!

Follow the link below to view what’s been added and sold!

View the list on our website.


Todd Sucherman Clinic Gear Sale


Todd Sucherman clinic gear sale 2016

The Todd Sucherman clinic on May 26th was incredible. And, so was the gear that he played. All of it is now available for sale. Click through to see the list of gear and the pricing. Make sure you visit the store to see the gear setup exactly how he had it at the clinic.

Visit the Todd Sucherman clinic gear sale page.




May 2016 News at Chops

Todd Sucherman Clinic – 5/26/16!

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The amazing Todd Sucherman will be in Chops for a clinic on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Start time will be 6:30pm. Doors will open around 6:00pm.

Learn more about Todd Sucherman.

Download the event poster.


Demo Gear/Clearance Items

Demo Gear at Chops Percusssion
Our demo list has been refreshed for the May Transmission. We also combined the cymbal demo page with our main demo page. All demo items are now in one place.

Follow the link below to view what’s been added and sold!

View the list on our website.


Remembering Remo Belli

Remembering Remo Belli
By now you have probably heard of the passing of a true innovator in the music world, Remo Belli. There have been a flood of great tributes to him and his career coming across social media. We collected a few that we thought did a good job in telling the story of Remo and everything that he has meant to the world of percussion and beyond.

Visit our Remo page.




April News at Chops

Demo Gear/Clearance Items


Demo Gear at Chops Percusssion

Our demo list has been refreshed for the April Transmission. Follow the link below to view what’s been added and sold!

View the list on our website.


Zildjian Demo Cymbals from Midwest Clinic


Zildjian demo cymbals from Midwest

We’ve partnered with Zildjian at the most recent Midwest Clinic to bring you some great prices on the cymbals that were on display in Chicago. Visit the link below to view the list of cymbals that are still available.

Visit the list on our website.


Mystery Clinician Coming In May!


Mystery Clinician coming in May!

We’re "this close" to locking down a clinician for May, but we can’t quite release the name just yet. Needless to say, you’re going to love it.

Watch our Facebook and Twitter pages for the name, date and time over the next few days!


10 Things To Know About Percussion & Winds World Championships


WGI World Championships

Here’s a great article from the WGI Staff that will bring you up to speed in this year’s World Championships for Winds and Percussion.


How I Did It: Remo Belli


How I Did It: Remo Belli

How many of you knew that Remo Belli was an Indiana boy? There’s a whole lot more you’ll learn about him and his company in this INC. article.

It’s a great, quick read. Enjoy!




March 2016 News at Chops

If you aren’t signed up for our Chops Transmission emails, you may be missing out on the most update happenings around the store. Below is the March edition of the transmission. If you don’t receive our emails, you can sign up here!


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.

An exciting change this year is the move of IPA State Championships to the 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 been added!

View the list on our website.


Chops Closed for State Prelims & State Finals

Chops closed on 3/19/16 & 4/2/16

Due to our heavy involvement with the Indiana Percussion Association we will be closed on Saturday, March March 19, 2016 to support them at their State Prelims competition. We will also be closed for IPA State Finals on Saturday, April 2, 2016.

We will resume regular hours on Monday, April 4th. Thank you for your understanding!.


March Drummer Birthdays

Zildjian demo cymbals from Midwest

Do you have a birthday in March? Follow this link to see which famous drummers share your birthday month.