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A New Year, A New You: Drumming and Health

With every new year comes the possibility of improvement and change in our lives such as striving to be healthier, relaxing more or do something new to learn. One of the most common New Years resolutions is to work on our health/mental health. There are many great resources that demonstrate the benefits of drumming as improving both your health and mental health. Drumming can help with things such as stress relief, mental awareness, cardio and help increase energy amongst many other benefits. Whether you are an experienced drummer or a casual drummer the benefits of playing for 20 – 30 minutes a day can improve your quality of life in many ways.

The activities involved in many types of drumming revolve around movement, so it makes sense that there would be so many benefits to taking part in this activity on a regular basis. Whether it is sitting down behind your drum set for a few hours a weeks or takin part in a group drumming session, your health will be improved. We hope everyone will take some time this year to drum a little more, focus on their heath and learn something new. Happy New Years to all and best of luck on your drumming journey this year!

Below are a few articles that detail the great health benefits of drumming:




Malletech World Vibes Congress 2021











This coming weekend Malletech is hosting a virtual clinic event known as the World Vibes Congress. There will be performances, clinics, discussions and listening sessions with some of the best vibraphonists in the world.  With names like Friedman, Locke and Harris, this one of a kind event will be on that you do not want to miss. This event is FREE to the public covers a variety of musical styles in diverse sessions that will deliver over 9 hours of streaming content!

You can find all the information for the event at the following link (including YouTube link and schedule): https://malletech.com/wvc2021/

In addition to this you can check out this short promo video for a sneak peek of what is to come.

Be sure to check out this great educational opportunity on January 2nd and 3rd!

Chops Percussion Holiday Hours 2020

Just a couple of notes on our holiday hours. We’ll be open on December 24th (Christmas Eve) from 10am – 2pm. We will be closed on Friday, December 25th for Christmas Eve and Saturday, December 26th. 

We will also be closing at 2pm on Thursday, December 31st for New Year’s Eve and we will be closed Friday, January 1st, 2021 for New Year’s Day.

We’ll be back to normal hours on Saturday, January 2, 2021 from 10am-4pm.

Here’s a run-down:

Thursday, December 24th: Open 10am-2pm
Friday, December 25th: CLOSED
Saturday, December 26th: CLOSED

Monday, December 28th – Wednesday, December 30th: Open 10am-6pm

Thursday, December 31st: Open 10am-2pm
Friday, January 1st: CLOSED
Saturday, January 2nd: Open 10am-4pm

Happy Holidays from all of us at Chops Percussion! Here’s to a great 2021!

2020 Indiana Percussion Association Virtual Clinic Week

WHAT: 2020 Indiana Percussion Association Clinic Week

WHEN: Monday: November 30th, 2020 thru Saturday: December 5th, 2020

WHERE: IPA You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJIuk3ChZTcTdQqyZLdujew

With many great clinics lined up throughout the week, this is FREE week long clinic being put on by the Indiana Percussion Association in support of the many students and directors for the upcoming 2021 indoor percussion season. A great opportunity to keep your students engaged and learn from some of the best people in the activity. The week-long clinic will culminate with performances by High Octane, Ball State University Percussion Ensemble, Indiana State University Percussion Ensemble, Mark Ford, and Jeff Queen and Nick Angelis with Blast from the Past!

In addition to the great clinic opportunities, they will be giving away a free lesson with Dr. Jimmy Finnie, percussion professor at Indiana State University. This is open to an student in IPA, great for college prep, individual/ensemble feedback. Spots are limited so sign up soon at this link: http://www.tinyurl.com/IPAfreelesson

Keep an eye on all the Indiana Percussion Association social media posts throughout the coming weeks for updates. This free clinic is one of a kind opportunity that you don’t want to miss.

Follow the Indiana Percussion Association at the following links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IndianaPercussionAssociation

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/indiana_percussion/



Last Week For PASIC Early Registration Discount

If you and your friends are planning to attend PASIC 2020 in the virtual format this year, this is the last week to register and get a discount. Registration fees go up next Tuesday, November 3rd, so get registered today and save yourself a little cash.

You can register for PASIC here. Please note that once you’ve registered, you are locked in. There are no refunds for cancellations. If you have any specific questions regarding the event, please check out pasic.org for more info.