2017 BOA Finals Recap

Over the weekend of November 9-11, marching bands from across the nation gathered at Lucas Oil Stadium for the culmination of marching season in the Bands of America Grand National Championships.

On Wednesday evening the competition began with the Indianapolis Marching Band Tournament. The following schools from across the city participated, along with a couple from Hawaii in exhibition:

Casey Cangelosi Clinic at Chops Percussion

Come celebrate the grand opening of our new showrooms for Paige’s Music and Chops Percussion with a FREE clinic and performance by Casey Cangelosi, Majestic artist and Director of Percussion Studies at James Madison University!

The clinic is this Thursday, November 16th, at 7pm. Seating is very limited, so please reserve your tickets here.

Casey is commonly hosted world-wide by educational institutions, music festivals, and educational seminars. He has been a visiting guest artist in Italy, Germany, Costa Rica, Mexico, Argentina, Croatia, Sweden, Taiwan, and widely across the U.S. at events including the The Midwest Clinic and PASIC Showcase Concerts. Casey is a regularly commissioned composer and from the percussion community called the “Paganini of Percussion” and “The voice of a new generation”.

A big Thank You! goes out to our friends at Majestic for sponsoring this clinic.

2017 PASIC Meinl Gear Sale

Chops has teamed up with Meinl Percussion and Cymbals this year for our 2017 PASIC display.  Because of that, we’ve scored some great deals that we can pass on to you on Meinl Percusion, Viva Rhythm and Meinl Cymbals!. Check out this list and let us know if there’s anything you’d like to grab before the booth opens on Thursday!

Paige’s Music Repair Shop Now Offering On-Site Percussion Repairs

Our repair department is excited to announce a new service being introduced this school year. On-site percussion repairs at your school! Now offered by appointment only for large percussion instruments such as timpani, mallet instruments, concert bass drums, etc . This service is intended to alleviate the need to send in large instruments with your District Manager and be without them for several weeks.

Dustin Smith, our percussion repair specialist, will get some pertinent information from you about what you are needing repaired. He will then determine parts that may be needed and set up an appointment for visiting your school to complete the repairs. Hopefully all in one visit.

Again, no more waiting for your large instruments or going without because the instrument is waiting in the shop! Small percussion instruments can be paired with a large percussion instrument request for added value. If interested, please email Dustin at dsmith@chopspercussion.com for more information.

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.

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

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

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.