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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, after-school drumlines, summer music camps, 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!

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Do you love music? We do!

Chops Inc. is an award-winning performing arts and music education organization based in Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Our youth outreach programs teach more than 2,000 students annually, and our bands entertain thousands of Minnesotans every summer!

What makes us different?

Our core values drive our programs, our organizational culture, and our outcomes. Learn more about how these values define Chops:

• Integrity • Excellence • Personal Development •

• Community • Entertainment •

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CONTACT US

JOIN

Perform with one of our ensembles! 

BOOK

Pan-handlers, Tin Cups and ChopsLIVE are a great match for your next event!

BOARD

Want to join our Board of Directors?

SCHOOLS

Inquire about scheduling a residency or after-school program at your school!

I would like to learn more about:

Thanks for your interest in Chops!

We will contact you within 1 business day.

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SERIOUS FUN

We're serious about putting on a good show,

but we like to have fun while we do it!

ALL AGES

ALL SKILLS

Our artist-in-residence programs and bands serve folks of all ages, from beginners to pros.

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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OUR MISSION

Improving lives through music education and performing arts.

OUR CORE VALUES

Integrity, excellence, personal development, community, and entertainment

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Chops' Pan Outreach program is funded in part by a grant from the NEA.

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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.

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