Chops, Inc. has recently made a few amendments to our bylaws, and with that we are happy to announce some new and renewed roles amongst our leadership.
-Jessica Szafranski (Mogen), newly selected to be Board Chair
-Larisa Lichtenberg, who was selected to continue as Secretary
-Andrew Yaroch, joining the Board of Directors as a new member
And thanks to those retaining their roles:
-Matthew Kilanowski, CEO
-Sonya Beimert, CFO
-And our Board of Directors members at large: Jeff Mohr, Steve Sherman-Kalla, Scott Kolman-Keen, and Kevin Kimes
We thank our leadership for their tireless work to bring the corps back to the field in 2014 and look forward to a bigger and better season in 2015.
This weekend we'll be rehearsing and performing in parades. Saturday we'll have rehearsal in East Bethel, MN and the drumline will perform in the East Bethel Parade.
Sunday we'll be rehearsing in Hopkins and the drumline and hornline will perform in the Hopkins Raspberry Festival Parade. If you're in the area come check us out!
July 19, 2014
8:00am - Call time
11:00am - East Bethel Booster Parade (#9)
6:00pm - Rehearsal ends
East Bethel Rehearsal Location:
22269 Palisade Street Northeast
East Bethel, MN 55005
East Bethel Parade Info:
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.