General Posts

Chops Is Getting Remodeled!

Just last week we posted on our Facebook page that the retail space for Chops would be closed.  One week in and a lot has been accomplished!

The showroom and the storage area have been flip-flopped.  The showroom is now on the north end of our space with the storage moving south.  New framing has already gone up that will support various new ways of displaying percussion products.

Director and Instructor Job Opportunities

 

It’s that time of year, when director and instructor positions begin to open up around the state.  If you’re looking for a certified teaching position, a percussion director position, or part-time tech work, make sure to check the Paige’s Music  job openings page.

If you’re a director looking for extra help, please make sure to post the opening here so we can help send candidates your way!  It’s easy to do.  Head over to the Paige’s Music home page.  Hover over “JOB LIST” in the top menu and click on “Job Post Request”.  Fill in the form and click submit.  We typically have your opening posted no later than the next business day.

You can also access that form directly by clicking here.

Please let us know if you have any questions about the job list.

ChopsStick Challenge!

Hey Everyone. Welcome back to the Chops Blog. We’ve got something brand new for you this week to help build some hype for the upcoming IPA State Finals competition on April 1st at Hulman Center.

We’re calling it the ChopsStick Challenge! The rules are simple.

Rules

1. Perform a trick “shot” like the one below and capture it on video.
2. Make it as fun/hard/complex as you see fit. (Please be safe!)
3. Post that video to our Facebook page with the hashtag #ChopsStickChallenge, and we’ll pick our favorite as the winner. Enter as many times as you’d like. Bonus points for wearing a Chops t-shirt!
4. Post your video by Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 11:59pm. We’ll pick a winner on Friday, Aptil 7, 2017.

Check out Jeff trying a couple of quick shots here in the store:

 

Prizes

The winning shot will receive a prize to be announced later. Don’t worry, it’ll be worth it.

Questions? Email us at chops@chopspercussion.com

Have fun!

Jeff, Derek, and Dustin

Happy Holidays from Chops Percussion

Just a couple of notes on our holiday hours.  We’ll be open Christmas Eve from 10am – 2pm.  We normally close at 4, so this is different from our normal hours.  We’ll be closed on Sunday, December 25th for Christmas.

We’ll be open on New Year’s Eve our normal hours from 10am – 4pm.  We’ll be closed Sunday, January 1, 2017 for New Year’s Day.

We’ll be back to normal hours on Monday, January 2, 2017.

Here’s a run-down:

Saturday, December 24th: Open 10am-2pm
Sunday, December 25th: CLOSED
Saturday, December 31st: Open 10am-4pm
Sunday, January 1: CLOSED

Happy Holidays from all of us at Chops Percussion!  Bring on 2017!

 

Audition Alert! – Indiana All-State Percussion Ensemble

Deadline: October 15, 2016

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.  Here are details for the audition process and performance at IMEA, along with information on Casey Cangelosi.  Please share this with any outstanding high school percussionist that may be interested in this fantastic opportunity.

 

2017 Indiana All-State Percussion Ensemble

Performance Information
Grand Wayne Convention Center, Fort Wayne
January 12-14, 2017
Featured Clinician: Casey Cangelosi
IMEA, in partnership with the Percussive Arts Society and Indiana Percussion Association is pleased to present this fantastic opportunity for your percussion students!
Participating students will have the opportunity to explore different genres of percussion ensemble music led by regional clinicians and featured guest Casey Cangelosi.
Activities will begin on Thursday, January 12 at 1:00 PM and conclude on Saturday, January 14 by 5:00 PM
Audition Information
Eligibility: Students in Grades 9-12 residing in Indiana or neighboring states are eligible to apply.
Application materials: Available at the following website
http://imeamusic.org/programs-events/all-state-honor-ensembles/all-state-percussion-ensemble/

Audition Requirements:
Applicants will make use of the online interface to submit audio or video recordings of 1-2 minute excepts from at least 2 of the following categories:

  • Snare
  • Four mallet keyboard percussion
  • Two-mallet keyboard percussion
  • Drum Set / Multiple Percussion
  • Timpani

Guidelines:
1. Submit recordings that showcase your strengths in the given category.
2. Use excerpts of pieces on the ISSMA Group I Solo list (or similar works) if possible.
3. Individual selections should NOT be edited or spliced, but rather performed continuously. Adjudicators are more interested in hearing an honest performance than a flawless one.
4. Attention should be given to the quality of the recording. Soloists should be more prominent than the accompaniment (if used), and the site of the recording should be as soundproof as possible.
5. Applicants are encourage to have their instructors and/or directors review their recordings before submission.
Additional information:
1.  Acceptd LLC will be administering the online application. The final step of the application includes a $20 application fee, paid by credit or debit card. IMEA will not receive this money.
2.  Once your application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation e-mail and receipt.
3.  Evaluation proceedings are confidential and final.
4.  Alternates will be selected and used to fill positions as needed.
5.  Application Period: June 21, 2016 – October 15, 2016.
Questions should be directed to Dr. Marc Wooldridge / Indiana All-State Percussion Ensemble Chair / marc.wooldridge@indwes.edu / (765) 677-2038

 

More information on Casey Cangelosi:

casey cangelosiPercussionist and Composer, Casey Cangelosi is the Director of Percussion Studies at James Madison University. He is  commonly hosted world-wide by educational institutions, music festivals, and educational seminars.  Casey has been a visiting guest artist in Italy, Germany, Costa Rica, Mexico, Argentina, Croatia, Sweden, Taiwan,  and widely across the U.S. at events including the The Midwest Clinic and PASIC Showcase Concerts. Casey is a regularly commissioned composer and from the percussion community called the  “Paganini of Percussion”  and  “The voice of a new generation”.

Casey is sponsored by Majestic, Mapex, Innovative Percussion, Zildjian, Grover Pro Percussion, Remo, and Beiner Bags.

http://www.caseycangelosi.com/