Welcome back to the Chops blog. The Indoor Percussion Association (IPA) season is about to begin, and we’re proud to once again be the presenting sponsor for the Indiana Percussion Association! Indoor Percussion continues to grow in popularity within the state and across around the world. We’re lucky to have one of the best and largest indoor percussion circuits in the country, and we’re proud to support the efforts of IPA and all of the participating groups. Along with local IPA contests, there’s also a national WGI regional, hosted by Franklin Central, where you can see performances by ensembles from all over the Midwest.
Following up on a successful year for indoor percussion here in Indiana at both IPA and WGI this year is sure to be one of the best ever! With the new Regional A class and some groups returning to the marching idiom after a few years in concert class we can’t wait to see everyone get their season underway.
Here’s a schedule of remaining contests to help you find a show near you!
February 11 IPA Invitational at Owen Valley HS
February 11 IPA Invitational at Norwell HS (includes wind divisions)
February 18 IPA Invitational at Northview HS
February 18 IPA Invitational at Plainfield HS
February 25 IPA Invitational at Noblesville HS
February 25 IPA Invitational at Decatur Central HS (includes wind divisions)
March 4 IPA Invitational at Franklin Community HS
March 4-5 WGI Indianapolis Regional at Franklin Central HS
March 11 IPA Winds Divisional Prelims at Westfield HS
March 11 IPA Invitational & PPRA Divisional Prelims at Pendleton Heights HS
March 11 IPA Invitational at Center Grove HS
March 18 IPA State Prelim & PRA/Winds Finals at Avon HS
March 18 IPA State Prelims & PRA/Winds Finals at Brownsburg HS
April 1 IPA State Finals at Hulman Center, Indiana State University
Come visit us at IPA State Prelims and State Finals!
We’ll be running a booth at state prelims and state finals, so if you’re attending either of these, make sure to stop by and say hi! We’ll have sticks, practice pads, mallets, stick bags, t-shirts, and many other items to choose from. It would be a great time to try out all the different sticks and pads and take something home!
If you go to any shows, let us know what you think on our Facebook page! If you wear a Chops Percussion shirt, make sure to post a pic to our Facebook , Instagram, or Twitter page!