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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.




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

DCI Wrap-Up

Blue Devils - DCI

We had a great time at DCI Championships last week! Thanks to everyone who came by the Vic Firth booth. We had a great time catching up with many of you and hope you had a great time watching the incredible performances throughout the weekend.

Congratulations to all performers, staff members and volunteers on a great drum corps season!
Here are the official scores from the DCI website.


Back-To-School Supply Lists

School Supply Lists

Attention Educators!

We’re gathering school supply lists to make it easier for your students and parents to get what they need for school! Send us your required supply lists for your various classes and ensembles and we’ll post them on our website as a quick reference for your students to find what they need!


Demo Gear/Clearance Items – August Updates

Demo Gear at Chops Percusssion

We have accumulated some more items recenty that fall into the Demo category. 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.


Drum Set and Marimba Rentals

Keyboard rentals at Chops Percussion

Don’t forget that we have a great line-up of percussion instrument rentals to help take your students to the next level. We have drum sets, marimbas, and xylophones available.

Check out the full lineup on our website.


Planet Waves Cables In Stock!

Planet Waves cables always in stock at Chops Percussion

Now’s a good time to take stock of the cables you use and make sure they’re all in good working order. If you need new cables or would just like to have extra cables for backup, let us know. We always have a good variety of Planet Waves cables in stock. Give us a call to see what’s currently here and we’ll get them out to you ASAP!

View all the cables we have in stock.




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

New Marching Sticks from IP and ProMark in stock

New sticks from ProMark and IP

The latest sticks from Innovative Percussion and ProMark are in stock at Chops. Check them out at the links below:

ProMark TXDC17IW System Blue – Scott Johnson Light Marching Drumstick

ProMark TXDC27W “Scooter” System Blue – Scott Johnson Marching Drumstick

IP TS-MM Michael McIntosh Model "Mizzle" Tenor Stick


DCI Season Is Underway. Get Out To A Drum Corps Show

DCI season is under way. Go see a show!

There are many opportunities to see drum and bugle corps in competition in Indiana and surrounding states. Visit our news site to see a partial list of events. Be sure to check out the event information at www.dci.org.

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Summer Practice Tools

Summer Practice Gear

Looking to build your chops over the summer? We have a full supply of practice pads in stock ready to ship.

Would you rather play on the real thing? Then check out our lineup of rental instruments on our website. Give us a call if you have any questions about these!

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June Drummer Birthdays

Ray Luzier

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




May News at Chops

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

Fresh Update to our Demo Gear List

 

Demo Gear at Chops Percusssion

Several items have been added to our demo list and a lot has been removed. Head on over to our Demo Page to check out the latest listings.

View the entire list on our website.


Drum Set and Marimba Rentals

 

Pearl Export drum set rental at Chops Percussion

Don’t forget that we have a great line-up of percussion instrument rentals to help take your students to the next level. We have drum sets, marimbas, and xylophones available. Use the summer time to increase your skills!

Check out the full lineup on our website.


Drum Tuning Aids

 

Drum Tuning Aids

Recently, Glen Allman followed up on his series on snare drum care and maintenance with an introduction to drum tuning aides.

Just like playing drums, it takes practice and experience to learn to tune them well. Fortunately, there are several products that can simplify and remove the guesswork from the process.

Head over to our news page to read more about the products we recommend.


B.B. King – Facts About The Blues Legend

 

B.B. King Facts

We lost a legend in the music world this past week. Click here to learn some facts about B.B. King that you may not have known.

RIP B.B. King.


Store Closed Monday, May 25, 2015

 

Chops closed on Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day.

Chops Percussion will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday the 26th. Have a great weekend!