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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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Twitter: @Chopsperc

Instagram: @Chops_Percussion

Snapchat: chopspercussion

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!

Go See An IPA Show This Weekend!

Winter percussion is officially in full swing, with the first two weekends of IPA competition completed! The next few weeks students and instructors will be working hard to complete and perfect their shows. Chops Percussion is a proud to be the presenting sponsor for Indiana’s own winter percussion circuit: Indiana Percussion Association. There are shows every weekend with IPA Prelims on March 16th, and the season concluding with IPA Finals on March 30th. This season’s IPA Finals will return to Ben Davis High School, while the Hulman Center at ISU is being renovated.

Interested in scores, schedules, or additional information? Go to www.indianapercussion.org for all the details you will need to enjoy this winter percussion season! Don’t forget to follow us on social media, as Chops will be returning to WGI Finals for more #TeamIndiana coverage in April!

Great Advice For New IPA Directors Regarding Schedules

 

Below is some great advice that came from an Indiana Percussion Association email last season that we thought was worth passing along again to everyone:

IPA Contest Schedules

Schedules for IPA can be found on the IPA website.

Please remember that schedules are subject to change through the MONDAY prior to the event for minor adjustments.

Advice for new directors regarding schedules:

  • When building your itinerary for the day, start with your warm up time and work backward
  • Allow at least 1 hour between arrival at contest site and transit to warm up. This will allow your kids plenty of time to unload/assemble, dress, and feel relaxed going into warm up.
  • Identify travel time to the site and add at least 20 minutes for the slower bus travel times. Look at traffic maps for any delays you might encounter.
  • Give plenty of time post rehearsal for Pack/load at home.
  • Have a plan for your students/chaperones if you are staying for critique. Many directors have communication with their chaperones that allow them to send kids home while directors stay for critique. If not, be prepared that your kids could be waiting at least an hour for you after awards to finish up critique. Not fun…
  • Have a plan for when the chaperones let everyone know to call home because buses are close to home. This will hopefully save you from waiting around too long for someone to get picked up. Inform parents that simply because the buses are back, does not mean students are free to leave. Unpacking and clean-up may still need to occur before the child can go (this might encourage parents to come help so it is done faster!)
  • Be sure that students know that post performance, your hallway spot may be given to another school and that all personal items might need to be carried or stored back on the bus. Be sure to ask the unit check in volunteers if you can stay in that location all day.

Once again, please contact Brooke Basso at admin@indianapercussion.org if there is a concern with the schedule.

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.