2018 IMEA Professional Development Conference

If you’re attending the IMEA conference this week, here’s a list of performances and clinics with percussion interest you should check out!  Make sure to stop by the Chops Percussion and Paige’s Music display booth and say hello!

Performing Groups

Goshen Jazz Ensembl Friday 1/12, 11:00am
IU Jazz Ensemble Friday 1/12, 2:30pm
Creekside Middle School Friday 1/12, 2:30pm
Carmel High School Friday 1/12, 3:30pm
Day of Percussion: Brazilian Batucada Saturday 1/13, 9:00am
Concord HS Percussion Saturday 1/13, 10:00am
Decatur Central HS Percussion Saturday 1/13, 1:00pm
ISU Wind Ensemble Saturday 1/13, 3:30pm

All State Honor Ensembles

All State Jazz Band Friday 1/12, 12:00pm
Junior All State Band Saturday 1/13, 9:00am
All State Honor Band Saturday 1/13, 11:00am
All State Percussion Ensemble Saturday 1/13, 12:00pm

Clinic Sessions with Percussion Interest

Friday 1/12:
11:00am How Loud is too Loud?  A Guide to Protecting Hearing (Katrin Meidell)
12:00pm What’s in YOUR Percussion Toolbox? (Chris Crockarell, Chris Brooks)
1:00pm Musicians that happen to play Percussion (Chad Kohler)
3:30pm Put Your Marching Show on the Field in Record Time (Brad Wadkins)
Saturday 1/13:
8:00am Beginning Percussion 101 (Clayton Henady)
8:00am Common Matched Grip Problems for Beginning Percussionists (Kyle Lutes)
9:00am Get a Better Snare Drum Sound in 50 Minutes or Less (Bill Shaltis)
11:00am Using the Kinesthetic Sense to Improve Accuracy of Marimba Performance
1:00pm Engaging Students in Creating Music through Drum Circle Facilitation (K. Michelle Lewis)
1:00pm Finale 101
2:30pm Simplicity in Percussion Composition

Full details and registration can be found at imeamusic.org.

 

My First Drum Set

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We share this blog post at this time each year.  Christmas is a popular time for kids to get their first kit, so it seemed appropriate to share this again.  myfirstdrumset.com is a great resource for those just getting started in the world of drumming.

Are you taking up drumming for the first time? Are you buying a drum set for the drummer in your life this holiday season? If so, you may want to start at myfirstdrumset.com. This website was created by the people at Pearl Drums with the idea of educating not only the drummer, but the parent or loved one who is buying the set. Here are the highlights:

  • A “Welcome to Drumming” video with appearances by some of the top names in the drumming world.
  • A step-by-step video that shows you how to correctly unpack and set up your drum set.
  • Video tips on tuning, warming up, and playing your first beats on your new drum set.
  • A drum set buying guide.
  • A very informative FAQ section.
  • Statistics that show what a great thing drumming can be for the mind, body, and spirit!

If you or someone you love has decided that this is the year to take up drumming, there really is no better place to start than myfirstdrumset.com! And when you’re ready to make the purchase, Chops Percussion has many great instrument options for you to choose from, including the Roadshow kit. We also have a rent-to-own program that features the Pearl Export: The best selling drum set of all-time! Be sure to check out all of our rental offerings at chopspercussion.com. Welcome to the world of drumming!

Happy Holidays from Chops Percussion!

Just a couple of notes on our holiday hours.  We’ll be open Saturday, December 23rd from 10am – 4pm.  These are our normal Saturday hours.  We’ll be closed on Sunday, December 24th.  We are also normally closed on Sundays.  We will be closed on Monday, December 25th for Christmas.

We will also be closed Monday, January 1, 2018 for New Year’s Day.

We’ll be back to normal hours on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Here’s a run-down:

Saturday, December 23rd: Open 10am-4pm
Sunday, December 24th: CLOSED
Monday, December 25th: CLOSED
Saturday, December 3oth: Open 10am-4pm
Sunday, December 31st: CLOSED
Monday, January 1: CLOSED

Happy Holidays from all of us at Chops Percussion!  Here’s to a great 2018!

Midwest 2017 Sabian & Gon Bops Demo Sale

We’ve partnered with Sabian at this year’s Midwest Clinic to bring you some great prices on the cymbals and instruments that were used in performance  at this year’s Midwest B&O Clinic. Visit the link below to view the list of cymbals that are still available.

 

View the list here.

Chops Percussion Gift Card Holiday Bonus

We have a special, limtited-time holiday offer that we thought you might be interested in for the percussionist in your family. For each of the 4 increments listed above, you get a 20% bonus gift card at no extra charge!

To take advantage of this offer, or if you have any questions, please call or visit the store.

Phone:
1.877.900.3786

Address:
5282 E. 65th Street • Indianapolis, IN 46220

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 10-6 • Saturday: 10-4 • Sunday: Closed

Hurry!  This offer expires on December 23, 2017.

Happy Holidays from Chops Percussion!