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Quick Tips for Indoor Drumline – Warming Up Outside 2017

Here’s a repost from last year, just before the first IPA State Finals at Hulman Center in Terre Haute. We thought it was worth sharing again heading in to state finals weekend.

This weekend is only the second contest in the history of the IPA (Indiana Percussion Association) that requires an outside warm-up. 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 warm-up 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.

Welcome To The 2017 IPA Season – Guest Blog with Jason Hammond-Wood

Avon Indoor Percussion


Greetings All!

The Indiana Percussion Association Executive Board would like to take a moment to welcome you all to 2017 IPA season that kicks off this weekend with invitationals at Owen Valley High School and New Palestine High School. We are very excited for the season ahead of us as we march our way to the Hulman Center for State Finals on April 1, 2017.

2017 Indoor Percussion Season

Welcome back to the Chops blog.  Indoor Percussion season is right around the corner, and we’re proud to once again be the presenting sponsor for the Indiana Percussion Association!  Indoor Percussion continues to grow in popularity within the state and across the country.  We’re lucky to have one of the best and largest indoor percussion circuits in the country, and we’re proud to support the efforts of IPA and all of the participating groups.

IPA has recently launched a brand new website and it looks fantastic. Head on over there to view scores, schedules, scholarship info and all of the latest news.

Here’s a current schedule of contests to help you find a show near you!

February 11 IPA Invitational at New Palestine HS
February 11 IPA Invitational at Owen Valley HS
February 18 IPA Invitational at Pendleton Heights HS
February 18 IPA Invitational at Franklin Central HS
February 25 IPA Invitational at Plainfield HS
February 25 IPA Invitational at Knox HS
March 4 IPA Invitational at Greenfield-Central HS
March 4 IPA Invitational at Zionsville HS
March 11 IPA Invitational at Ben Davis HS
March 11 IPA Invitational at Warsaw HS
March 11/12 WGI Indianapolis Regional at Franklin Central HS
March 18 IPA State Prelims/Divisional Finals at Avon HS and Decatur Central HS
April 1 IPA State Finals at Hulman Center, Indiana State University
April 15 WGI Preview Show at Center Grove HS (for groups going to WGI World Championships)

Indiana Percussion Association Clinic Day 2016


The 2016 IPA Clinic Day will feature artists with various percussive specialities. All students, directors, and educators will be able to choose between clinics and masterclasses throughout the day. They have also opened up one of the only wind clinics and cymbal clinics thanks to the X Academy and Seavine. The 2016 clinic day will truly have something for everyone! Any further questions can be directed to: president@indianapercussion.org

Please note that the cymbal and winds clinics are more expensive than the percussion clinics. There are more items given in these clinics and will be geared more in a teaching masterclass setting. Please plan to bring and instrument for these.


BYOS will be back again this year with a hands on masterclass in how to perform many of their stick tricks. They will be debuting their ABC’s of stick tricks that explores a new musical language in which each student is challenged to learn in order to communicate new ideas with one another. BYOS will also be giving a group clinic at the end of the day with Amir on drumset and quads.