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Vic Firth Mallet Sample Packs Now Available at Chops Percussion

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome back to the Chops Blog! We’re excited to announce that we have put together some Vic Firth mallet sample packs for our school customers. We know there are times when you have been curious about how certain mallets sound, but don’t want to spend the money on them and find out they’re not what you need. Or maybe you’ve used another brand for years and would like to give Vic Firth a try, but don’t know where to start. These sample packs should be just what you need!

Just give us a call at 877-900-DRUM or email sales@chopspercussion.com to arrange your mallet pack delivery with your DM (this sample pack offering is available for Paige’s Account Schools only). Packs will feature mallets used for marching band, indoor percussion, and concert/symphonic band. If you have any questions about this program, please do not hesitate to contact us at the number or email address above.

We know it’s not possible for everyone to make it in to the store to check these products out, so we’re happy to bring a bit of the store to you!

2018 DCI World Championships

 

Below is an article that we shared last year for DCI World Championships happening next week. We’ve updated it for 2018!

Welcome back to the Chops blog.  We’re busy gearing up for the Drum Corps International (DCI) World Championships, held right here next week in Indianapolis!  It takes place at Lucas Oil Stadium and surrounding areas.  The competition inside Lucas Oil stadium isn’t the only thing to see.  There are many events throughout the week, most of which are free and open to the public!

Here’s our basic guide to help you take in some of the action.

The Percussion Exchange – Presented By Zildjian and Vic Firth

The Percussion Exchange - Presented by Zildjian and Vic Firth

The Percussion Exchange is a TED Talk style presentation that will feature lectures from four of today’s top artists and educators. Join us at this special event right here in Indy and hear how creativity, technology, innovation, and artistry impacts drumming and percussion education today.

THE PRESENTERS:
Steve Smith – Journey, Vital Information
Steve Houghton – Indiana University
Russ Miller – Studio, American Idol, Andrea Bocelli
So Percussion – Groundbreaking, Award-winning, Percussion Ensemble

WHEN:
Sunday November 12, 2017 (The morning after PASIC)
9:30AM-11:30AM: Artist Presentations
11:30AM-12:30PM: Meet the Artists and Discuss their Presentations

WHERE:
JW Marriott
10 S. West St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

This event is free and open to the public. Spread the word! We look forward to seeing you there.

2017 DCI World Championships

Santa Clara Vanguard Drumline 2016

Welcome back to the Chops blog.  We’re busy gearing up for the Drum Corps International (DCI) World Championships, held right here next week in Indianapolis!  It takes place at Lucas Oil Stadium and surrounding areas.  The competition inside Lucas Oil stadium isn’t the only thing to see.  There are many events throughout the week, most of which are free and open to the public!

Here’s our basic guide to help you take in some of the action.

Stick and Mallet Packs for the Beginning Percussionist and Beyond

Welcome back to the Chops blog. Today we’re going to cover the different options available for stick and mallet packs.  There are great options for starting a young percussionist, as well as expanded packs for the intermediate student.  These sticks and mallets should last for many years and can be used at every level (beginner, intermediate, high school, college and beyond).  Our most popular packs requested by schools are from Vic Firth and Innovative Percussion.  Both make great quality products you can trust.  A young percussionist should start with one of these packs, then add to it as they progress through their percussion education.

I’ve broken the packs down into four categories: Basic packs, Core packs, Intermediate packs, and Expanded Core packs.  The quality is the same with each pack.  The difference is what is included in the different levels of packs.  The more you get now, the less you’ll need to add on later.