Indiana Percussion Association Posts

Follow us to WGI 2019 on Instagram, Snapchat and more!

It’s finally here, the final week of winter percussion! WGI Finals, hosted primarily in Dayton, OH, will start early Wednesday morning and conclude late Saturday night. Once again, Chops Percussion will be heading out to finals to support the groups that make our success possible. We are truly fortunate to have 14 groups from Indiana this year, a #TeamIndiana Record!

Although we hope you are able to attend finals in person; there are other great ways to follow your favorite groups and us as we head to Dayton. Chops Percussion, in an effort to further connect with our customers and to better showcase our amazing programs, will be doing live coverage again on our Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter accounts (handles listed below)! Please follow us on all our various social media platforms and we can’t wait to see you at WGI Finals this weekend!

Finally, do not forget to use the hashtag #TeamIndiana this weekend and make sure to tag Chops Percussion if you want your posts shared!

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2019 Indiana Percussion Association State Finals Schedule

It’s hard to believe, but it’s IPA State Championships week! Congratulations to every group that earned their way to this special event.

You can find the official schedule for this week’s event here: https://schedules.competitionsuite.com/69af61f0-fe3b-46c8-aa35-1f77ee4dc4eb_standard.htm

If you cannot make it to Ben Davis High School to watch in person, you can watch online at box5tv.com.

Best of luck to all competing groups this weekend!

2018 Indiana Percussion Association Clinic Day and I&E Competition

WHAT: 2018 Indiana Percussion Association Clinic Day and I&E Competition

WHEN: Saturday, December 8th, 9am-5pm (on-site registration begins at 8am)

WHERE: Plainfield High School

HOW: On-line registration is NOW OPEN!  On-site registration the day of the clinic will begin at 8am. Cost will be $15/person pre-registration or $20 at the door. Lunch is not included but the Plainfield Band Boosters will have lunch concessions available.

Clinic Day Group Registration: https://tinyurl.com/y9frohml

IPA will be going with a more “hands on” approach that will allow the students to participate in a total of six, 50 minute hands-on master classes throughout the day! The goal of each clinician is to give your students 2-3 things that they can apply instantlyto their current playing situations.

2018 Indiana Percussion Association State Finals

Chops Percussion was proud to once again be the presenting sponsor of the Indiana Percussion Association.  It was an exciting day of performances at the Hulman Center of Indiana State University, and Terre Haute South High School. We’d like to congratulate the IPA board, ISU volunteers, and everyone at Terre Haute South who did such a great job of making it a fantastic day and great experience for everyone.  We would also like to congratulate all the students, staff and parents on another exciting year of great performances.  It’s amazing what these young musicians are able to achieve, and the talent level seems to increase every year.  Congratulations to everyone involved with performing and constructing these shows, along with all the support staff who made it possible for the students and staff to do what they do!

Tips for Indoor Drumline – Warming Up Outside

This weekend is the only IPA show of the season that requires an outside warmup.  Those groups who have performed in Dayton for WGI Championships or participate in circuits in warmer regions of the country know this is a normal process.  The outside extended warmup can be very beneficial to preparing for the large arena environment.  But for those who have not gone through that process before, here are some tips to make sure the experience is smooth and beneficial for everyone.