The next couple of rehearsals are on February 20 & 22. February 20th will be a rehearsal and audition for horns and percussion and a clinic for the color guard. February 22nd will be a horn camp.
There are still spots available and time to join for this season! If you have any interest please get in touch with us.
Brass & Percussion Rehearsal / Auditions, Color Guard Clinic
Thursday, February 20, 2014
6pm - 10pm
Saturday, February 22, 2014
10am - 4pm
Harding High School
1540 E 6th St
St. Paul, MN 55106
Directions to Harding High School
UPDATE: 10:00 AM CST
Rehearsal and Location Update - Thursday, January 23, 2014
NEW REHEARSAL LOCATION for horns and drums.
We will be meeting at:
St. Johnís School
1503 Boyce Street
Hopkins, MN 55343
Rehearsal schedule is the same: 6-10pm
This is located only a few blocks south of Chops Center; however, we will have staff at Chops Center to guide members to the correct location.
Please note that this is a change from previously released information regarding drumline rehearsal. Front ensemble (pit) and colorguard do not have rehearsal this week. Please contact your caption head for individual practice suggestions.
Scott Kolman-Keen, Corps Director
Chops, Inc. Drum and Bugle Corps is excited to announce our return to DCA competition in 2014! Our Open House and first rehearsal is 6 PM on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Harding High School in St. Paul, Minnesota. Interested prospective members should visit chopsinc.com/join. This is a unique opportunity to meet our instructional staff, get acquainted with Chops technique and expectations, and begin a new tradition of excellence with the 2005 DCA Class A Champions and perennial fan favorites!
The Chops, Inc. Board of Directors has invested significant time, energy, and resources into a successful 2014 field competition season. This includes hiring new staff, purchasing new instruments, and working hard to guarantee the financial success of the corps for many years.
The 2014 Program Coordinator is Sean Cunningham. Sean is the Director of Orange County Independent Percussion, a Winter Guard International Percussion Independent Open Class program and the reigning 2013 Silver Medalists. In addition, Sean has worked with The Velvet Knights and Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps.
Also joining Sean on the Chops, Inc. design team are Vince Stewart (Brass and Visual) and Peter Crawford (Percussion). Vince has served as the Program Coordinator for Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps for the last several years and has managed to develop the crowd-favorite Impulse shows we all know and love, while maintaining a competitive edge in the DCI community. Peter Graduated from Cal State Bakersfield with a Bachelor&8221;s Degree in Music Performance and Composition, is the owner of Crawford Music Productions and has been writing and arranging for Sean on several projects.
“We plan to develop the 2014 program to be competitive in the DCA community with just the right amount of demand and serve the Chops, Inc. style - quality entertainment with a touch of humor. We will serve the marching members by designing a show they will love to learn and perform, and - most importantly - give the DCA fans a highly entertaining show!” - Sean Cunningham
The Southern California-based design team is seeking local staff (Brass, Percussion, Guard, Visual) and support personnel from the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. If interested, please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chops, Inc., founded in 1991, is an all-age music & performance organization based in Minneapolis, MN.
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.