For 28 years, we've taught thousands of people to drum, play horn, dance, and perform, and we are seeking your help to continue our mission!
Founded in 1991 as Chopstix Percussion, a dynamic and energetic parade drumline, Chops has grown to include:
Chops, Inc. provides music education and performance opportunities for people of all ages. From our steel drum education outreach program in local K-12 schools, to our winter programs that serve high schools and college-aged students, to our summer drum & bugle corps which has no age limit, young or old. Being all-age means that we have mentors performing alongside our young members, a dynamic that lends to us being one big marching family.
We're proud to be able to provide a music experience for those students whose schools have had to cut performing arts and marching band, or offer continuing music education during students' summers and even beyond college.
We also pride ourselves on being an entertainment mainstay in local civic events. Chances are you've seen us in local parades with our signature Hawaiian shirts and red high-tops, or perhaps at a field show for our competitive corps, or a stage show for our steel drum band. We're always happy to connect with our fellow Minnesotans and Wisconsinites and share our passion for music with all.