WGI 2018 Percussion Championships Wrap Up

Chops Percussion made the trip to Dayton, OH this past weekend for the WGI World Championships. We are very lucky to have the support of many groups that competed at the three-day event. Without these groups, our success would not be possible. Congratulations to the following groups for making it to the Finals round in their respective classes:

Scholastic A (PSA) Finals
Plainfield HS – 1st Place, Gold Medalist
Minooka HS – 15th Place

Scholastic Concert A (PSCA) Finals
Decatur Central HS – 1st Place, Gold Medalist

Scholastic Concert Open (PSCO) Finals
Plainfield HS – 6th Place

Scholastic Concert World (PSCW) Finals
Fishers HS – 1st Place, Gold Medalist

Scholastic Open (PSO) Finals
Victor J Andrew HS – 3rd Place, Bronze Medalist
Lawrence Township HS – 6th Place
Greenfield-Central HS – 13th Place

Independent Open (PIO) Finals
Legacy Open – 11th Place

Scholastic World (PSW) Finals
Franklin Central HS – 5th Place
Avon HS – 7th Place
Center Grove HS – 8th Place
Fishers HS – 15th Place

Congratulations also to the following groups for their participation at the WGI World Championships:

PSA: Milford HS, Southport HS, Hamilton Southeastern HS
PSO: Zionsville HS, Forsyth Central HS, Clinton HS
PSW: Lambert HS
PIW: Legacy World

A big THANK YOU goes out to all of you that followed us on Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat this past weekend. We look forward to providing more content like this for you at future events.

We’ll see you next year in Dayton!!!!

Follow us to WGI 2018 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 Thursday 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 groups from Indiana, Illinois, and Georgia represented this year.

Although we hope you’re able to attend finals in person; there are new and exciting ways to follow us as we head to Dayton. Chops Percussion, in an effort to further connect with our customers and to better showcase our amazing programs, has created an Instagram and Snapchat account (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!

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Twitter: @Chopsperc

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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.

That’s why they call it “Winter Drumline”

Photo by Justin Ramirez

Although it is “officially” Spring, the Indiana Percussion Association was thrown a snowball this past weekend for State Prelims day.  A band of blizzard-like conditions came roaring through central Indiana, in a narrow stretch that beat up on some areas, but left much of the state untouched without a single snowflake.  The IPA executive board did an excellent job staying on top of the weather conditions, communicating to school directors, and making decisions for the safety of all involved.  Ultimately, both show sites (Avon and Decatur Central) had to cancel midway through the day, as it became obvious the weather band was going to continue to sit right over the contest sites and not let up.  Everyone packed up quickly and headed home while there was still daylight.

The IPA board announced on Sunday that all units would be performing state finals day, and they are currently working on the schedule, which will be available HERE as soon as it’s announced.  If you plan to attend, please remember to stop by the Chops Percussion booth and say hi!

Thank you again to the IPA board for their tireless efforts, volunteering their time to make decisions in the best interest of everyone involved!