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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.

February 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 February edition of the transmission. If you don’t receive our emails, you can sign up here!


Futureman & Jeff Coffin Clinic at Fishers High School


Futureman (Roy Wooten) and Jeff Coffin Clinic at Fishers High School on February 23, 2016 at 4:30pm.

The 5x Grammy Award Winning Drummer of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones and The Black Mozart Ensemble, Futureman (Roy Wooten), will be giving an instructional clinic with Jeff Coffin. Jeff Coffin also plays with Bela Fleck as well as the Dave Matthews Band!

The clinic is taking place at Fishers High School on Tuesday, February 23rd at 4:30pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to check out two great musicians!

View the flyer here.


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.


Zildjian Demo Cymbals from Midwest Clinic


Zildjian demo cymbals from Midwest

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

Visit the list on our website.

January 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 January edition of the transmission. If you don’t receive our emails, you can sign up here!


Demo Gear/Clearance Items

Demo Gear at Chops Percusssion

It’s a new year and there’s new gear on the demo list. Head on over to the website to view the latest additions.

View the entire list on our website.


Prepare for Solo & Ensemble With an Adams Practice Marimba

Rental instruments at Chops Percussion

The AMPD33R 3.3 octave Academy Marimba with Resonators (above) is designed to be an affordable option for home practice. We have this and other instruments available on our rental program.

View the entire list of instruments on our website.


Five Ways To Play Like Dave Grohl

Five Ways To Play Like Dave Grohl

Here at Chops Percussion we’re big fans of Dave Grohl. Ever since emerging as the hard-hitting drummer of Nirvana, Grohl has been at the forefront of music. In honor of Dave’s birthday last week we put together a quick lesson on five ways to emulate his playing.

Visit our blog to check out the lesson.

October 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 October edition of the transmission. If you don’t receive our emails, you can sign up here!

Demo Gear/Clearance Items – October Updates


Demo Gear at Chops Percusssion

There’s been a few more additions since last month, including some great deals on marimbas! Check out the current list to see if there’s anything you need for the upcoming indoor season.

View the entire list on our website.


When Will I Need to Replace or Retune Bars on My Synthetic Bar Instruments?


Synthetic bar replacement tips

 

Occasionally when a school is faced with needing to replace their synthetic bars, or have them retuned, the question pops up of how long they normally last before needing replaced or retuned. There are many factors that go into answering this question, so I contacted our friends at Pearl/Adams, Yamaha and Majestic to get some input on the topic.

Read the entire article on our blog.


Drum Corps and Winter Drumline Audition Tips


Drum Corps & Winter Drumline Audition Tips

A couple of weeks ago Glen wrote an excellent article on how to prepare for a Drum Corps or Winter Drumline audition. Go check out the entire thing for some timely tips. Read more >>


October Drummer Birthdays


Kenny Aronoff in Indy

If you were born in October, then you share a birthday month with these famous drummers. Check them out here.

September 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 September edition of the transmission.  If you don’t receive our emails, you can sign up here!

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 State Marching Finals

 

Fall is here and it’s already week 2 of marching season! Head on over to indianamarching.com 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.


Kenny Aronoff In Indy at the JCC


Kenny Aronoff in Indy

There will be 2 opportunities to see a legend at the Jewish Community Center here in Indy. On Wednesday , October 28th, Kenny Aronoff will be performing a master class from 4-5pm and appearing that evening as a speaker in a session about his career at 7:30pm.

Head on over to the JCC website for more information.