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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.

New Rehearsal Location: 7/29/2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

This Wednesday's (7/29/2015) Rehearsal location has been moved to:

1302 5th St S
Hopkins, MN 55343

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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