Improving lives through music education and performing arts
Chops, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
We offer year-round music performance and educational programs, including steel-drum bands, drum corps, color guard, drumline, and artistic residencies. We also support Minnesota performing arts through fiscal sponsorship, providing technical expertise to help community-based performing groups reach their full potential. So come on over and join the fun!
Do you love music? We do!
Chops Inc. is an award-winning, independent performing arts organization based in Minneapolis/St. Paul.
We provide performance opportunities for all schedules & skill levels!
What makes us different?
Chops is best described as a family; we are united by our shared passion and commitment to music artistry.
Chops offers opportunities for all those who are passionate about music to perform.
We even provide mentorships and learning opportunities for members who may have started their music career on one instrument, but wish to march with us as a brass or percussion player, or even with the colorguard.
Chops' moderate rehearsal schedule makes it easy
for members to still enjoy performing while
balancing school or work.
Perform with one of our ensembles!
Let us know you want to help, and we'll let you know when and where!
Want to come to a Chops board meeting and see what happens behind the scenes?
Leave us a voicemail and we'll call you back ASAP.
We're serious about putting on a good show,
but we like to have fun while we do it!
Music shouldn't have an age limit;
that's why we open our doors to all.
Started on a woodwind, and want
to play brass or percussion?
We have skilled mentors that can teach you!
WORK & PLAY
You have a life. So do we.
We keep our rehearsal schedule
reasonable so you can balance
school, work, and family, too.
Who says you can't have it all?
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Improving lives through music education and performing arts.
OUR CORE VALUES
Integrity, excellence, personal development, community, and entertainment
Chops' Pan Outreach program is funded in part by a grant from the NEA.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.