Join Chops in 2016


Join Chops Percussion Indoor in 2016

Be a part of the Buzz with Chops Percussion Indoor Sat. Nov 7th!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Be a part of the Buzz with Chops Percussion Indoor Sat. Nov 7th!

Take your first step to join the Chops family at our premier audition clinic Nov. 7th from 12pm-4pm at St. Thomas Academy in St. Paul.

All are welcome to come meet our all-star staff of world class educators, as well play along side some of the brightest young percussionists in the Midwest community.

Registration begins at 11:30am for this high energy percussion event!

If you have yet to fill out a Membership Interest Form, to let us know you will attend.

Chops Inc. Proud to Launch Chops Percussion Indoor

Chops Inc. is proud to announce the launch of Chops Percussion Indoor independent winter drumline for Minnesota Percussion Association Independent Open Class competition in the 2015-2016 season. The Chops team is thrilled to create a fresh outlet for Midwest area students to explore the world of percussion and bring the Chops family new heights.

I am pleased to introduce Chops Percussion Indoor and welcome them to the Chops family! We are building an exciting, innovative program that will push the boundaries of creativity and excellence while educating members in the art of music and performance. Our vision is simple: from our crowd-favorite parade groups to our nationally-competing field corps, we want to be the go-to organization where Minnesota musicians of all ages learn how to entertain with excellence! CPI is the next logical step. We are pleased to welcome Mike Finney as CPI director, leading an all-star team of educators. I have no doubt that through his leadership, CPI will be a successful addition to our program!

Scott Kolman-Keen - Director, Chops, Inc.

Chops percussion Indoor will carry a mission to provide a safe and appropriate atmosphere for percussion students to gain the skills, inspiration, and perspective to achieve new levels of discovery and achievement.

"I am beyond humbled to be provided the opportunity to create what I have long believed is a missing piece in the puzzle that is the Midwest percussion community. The Chops staff is eager to share an open minded and supportive style of education to the competitive scene, with the goal of inspiring and preparing students to compete at the world class level." Says CPI director Mike Finney. "I could not be more pleased to come to the table with one of the most qualified team of educators I've ever worked with, and create a great place for students to learn and taste the performing fever."

Chops Percussion Indoor will join MPA for the 2015-2016 competitive season in Independent Open Class with intent to encourage and support scholastic and independent groups in the Midwest area. Interested in auditioning for CPI? Fill out the membership interest form at for updates on rehearsal/performance schedules, 2015-2016 staff, and membership details.

Attention Chops Alumni!

We would like to keep in touch with all former members of Chops. If your contact information has changed please fill out the Alumni Information Form.

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